a sawbuck.. is a 10 spot.. $10… for those not in the know

i went to a taco joint yesterday.. one that offered k-fed a job… and went through the drive-thru…

the total was $6.32…

i gave them $11.07 cause that was all i could find at the time…. so i could get $5.75 back .. i like doing this to make them work on the math a bit… give them some random change to get larger bills back or even numbers.. or even larger coins.. like quarters for nickles… or dimes for pennies.. depending on the amount
well.. the guy asks if i have a quarter… so i scrounge up couple of nickles, a dime and pennies and gave it to them….

i got the food.. and then they handed me the change… $15.50. so they gave me an extra $10…

i didn’t realize what they had given me until i left… and was back at work… and i did not want to drive back…

today… i went back and went inside.. and tried to give it back.. and initially she thought i was asking for change … and said i would have to wait to until i ordered to have the register open… i went through again… and explained what happened… that i did not want the guy to get in trouble… that i had gotten too much change back the day before… and i think she finally got it…

as i placed my order and was waiting for my food.. i saw her palm the $10 bill and walk over to the side… not sure if she pocketed the thing or not… but at least it was not me.

i hate when things like this happen… you are leaving a grocery store and they forget to scan the right things or you get home from the mall and realize that they did not charge you for something … and you don’t want to drive back the 20 miles to return it… or whatever…

do you call them and give them a credit card number? do you drive back?

why is this important… the co-worker that i went with was like… you are giving back free money? it is counter-intuitive to give something back… if it was their mistake… but i explained that to the worker.. it is like 1.5 hours wage or something… that the money did not add up yesterday…. maybe got written up… maybe fired…

what are some of your stories of free stuff that you got.. and did you keep it..

i also wonder if this is the walking the walk that is the stumbling block for many.. and confuses non-christians… living the life makes it hard to get free stuff .. hehe