I’ve been wanting a new comforter for a while, and when a local department store was having a sale, my husband and I went shopping.
While he browsed in another section, I chose the comforter I wanted. From the chart on top of the shelf, I saw that the cost would be $89.99. I took the comforter to my husband, and told him to go pay for it while I went next door to another shop.
Later, in the car, he said that I should have gotten two comforters since they were such a great bargain. “Well,” I said, “Forty percent off is pretty good, but I didn’t want to spend that much.”
He gave me an odd look. “But it was only thirty dollars. The cashier asked me if that was the correct price, and I said that I thought you had gotten it off of the sale shelf, so she just went ahead and rang it up.”
When I got home and looked at the receipt, it said “Sheets” instead of “comforter” or “blanket.” I doubt if this store lumps all of its bedding under one category, so it had to have been a mistake.
I sort of feel bad about this. In no way did I intend to “rip off” the store. When I told my mother, she shrugged and said that it was their fault because it’s not like I switched the tags, or tried to decieve them. “Anyway,” she concluded, “What are you going to do? Go back and give them the difference?”
Well, honestly, probably not, but I still feel a little guilty about it. What do you guys think?