Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Coin Dispenser Dilemma

Greetings Readers

This morning I got my confirmation Letter from the Ride the Rockies.

Not much else I can say about that.

Question Readers

So, let us say that you are shopping in a grocery store and you are now ready to check out.

A check out lane you chose is empty and has your name written all over it. Hah hah. Meaning, that check out counter is ready just for you. As the cashier rings up your items you see in the coin dispenser change - Matter of fact CHANGE GALORE. You can see three quarters, some other silver color coins and a few copper coins.

What do you do? What is the right thing to do?

I am not sure there is right thing to do, except to point out that someone left their change in the coin dispenser. I could even go further than that, but you Readers know what may happen. But, how would we know that the previous customer will return for his/her change. After all the coin dispenser give change out less than a dollar and a penny or more. No one is going to get rich, but in this particular instance that change, which lets us assume if unclaimed by the end of the day, I would bet would either go back to the store or perhaps being pocketed by the cashier. Granted, I doubt that a cashier would do that, but I have to list out the possibility.

With that being said, I saw the change and said nothing. The cashier did not notice or if the cashier did notice the cashier chose to ignore the change sitting in the coin dispenser. I stood there waiting for the final total and then gave the cashier my money for my purchases. The cashier gave me my paper money and then I heard the familiar change noise being dispensed to me. My change intermingled with the previous customer's change and I took it ALL. Oh yes, I took it all.

At that moment I was standing at the check out counter I felt that money that was sitting in the coin dispenser was going to be mine, barring any customer returning before I finished my check out with the cashier, since months ago I did this exact same thing. I was talking to the Qdoba girl, she gave me my paper money back and I totally forgot to grab my change from the coin dispenser.

So that phrase "What comes around goes around" does apply and the world, my world, is once more in balance and I feel I now have been paid back in full by not getting my change months ago.

P.S. Was I hoping that change to be mine? Yes, but if the previous customer had returned I would not be unhappy - after all it would their change. And change, less than a dollar, can not really go far these days, especially with me since I am going to deposit it into my Absolute bottles I have sitting in my humble abode that hold my dimes, nickels and pennies.

Remember Readers - The question is - What would you do? Not on what I did or thought.

Until the next time

Daryl Charley
The Fallen Athlete

1 comment:

Sam H. said...

I'd buy pornography with it.