Wednesday, February 22, 2017
a curious dilemma...
A definition of Ethics: moral principles that govern a person's behavior.
Something happened at Central Market last week that made me wonder... I'll have to tell a short story first so you will know where this is coming from.
DH and I were just finishing up grocery shopping and were heading to our car. I happened to look at the receipt in my hand and thought the amount didn't look right. We normally spend about $50 - $60 at Central Market, but this time we had bought a $15 roast as well as some salmon... so it should have been more.
Well, apparently the checker (as well as DH and I) had missed the roast on the bottom of the cart. Realizing this, I went back into the store with the roast, explained, and paid the checker. Her comment was, "Well, aren't you sweet?"
OK, that's the story. Here 's the question.
Ethically (?) speaking, not paying for a $15 roast was not an option. But... if it had been a $1 or $2 item, the truth is that I probably wouldn't have gone back.
This is my dilemma: I don't think it should make any difference (?) if it's a $2 or $50 mistake... but it does. Why?