OT--Home Depot revisited

I reported in an earlier post that I had notified HD of a customer that had
pulled a scam, assembling electrical PVC couplings to elbows, with the net
result of the clerk scanning only the coupling, and the customer walking out
with a smile, having not paid for the elbows.
Monday, I needed wire and other things to install the power to panel for our
house, so I spent a little time at the same store once again. When I
approached the check stand, the same gal that was checking previously was
manning the station. I recognized her, but didn't know if she did me, or
not, so I said nothing. She had wrung up my purchase and I was counting
out the money when she proudly informed me that the dude had returned the
following day, and, once again, bought more elbows and couplings, repeating
what he had done the previous day. She didn't mention how many, but she
couldn't wait to inform me that she had kept a copy of his ticket from his
other visit and informed him that she was charging him for the elbows.
Needless to say, he *hadn't noticed* that he hadn't paid for them, but it
sure seems funny that he was trying the same trick yet again. Draw your
own conclusion.
Imagine that! A happy clerk, still employed! Looks like maybe I did the
right thing, in spite of the few with convoluted thinking that suggested I
had not.
Harold
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Harold and Susan Vordos
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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 01:03:12 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm, "Harold and Susan Vordos" quickly quoth:
Congrats, Harold. Ya done good. She's still employed and now more knowledgeable, the store is losing less money and will not be raising rates so quickly, the guy got his just rewards, and you are informed of your good deed. Win/win/win/win, wot?
Reply to
Larry Jaques
I am impressed with that clerk: - she remembered you from 10 days earlier - she clearly understood what had happened with the thief - she cared - she made a copy of his "invoice" - she confronted him and fixed it
The easy thing to have done was just let it go. She is not the stereotypical bright-as-a-turnip and/or asleep clerk. She is alert, has initiative, and cares. Wow!
Bob
Reply to
Bob Engelhardt
Well, I'm sure you must have done *something* wrong there.
And I'm equally sure posters here are going to point those things out to you....
:^)
Jim
Reply to
jim rozen
Ah, Harold. The Ned Flanders of Usenet!
You go, girl! Make the world safe for truth, justice, and the American way!
Steve
Reply to
SteveB
Jim,
how dare you to challenge Harold's integrity!!!??? :)
Reply to
Alex
It's sure a pity and shows the condition of the morality of this country when someone does something right and is mocked for it. You go Steve. Dick
Reply to
Dick
Nah, Dick. What's a pity is when a man does the right and honorable thing, then immediately has to go and broadcast what a good thing he's done.
Most right and honorable men do right and honorable things and keep silent.
Steve
Reply to
SteveB
Chuckle!
Nothing I wouldn't expect from amoral people, Jim.
Some folks simply don't *get it*. They seem to meander through life, taking at all times, never giving-----and wonder why it is that they don't have any "luck".
Call it what you will-----karma, God, or just plain "shit happens", when you go through life taking advantage of others, and belittling those that don't share your philosophy, your number comes up, and payback can be a bitch.
I have no desire to know, or hear from, such people. And I don't. Anyone that finds fault with my actions is telling not only me, but anyone else that reads their post, about what they are, not what I am. It's shocking to see that some are willing to sell themselves for a few dimes, but then who better than they would know their real worth?
It's just plain surprising to me to find people bragging about being untrustworthy, as if it's a badge of honor.
Harold
Reply to
Harold and Susan Vordos
thanks, Ned.
Reply to
SteveB
Accounting 101 should include the fact that ALL accounts hit the BIG ledger. I just don't get it that people are so short-sighted. I guess I'm just a coward.
Reply to
Tom Gardner
"its me" (another Ned cyberclone) wrote
Well, thanks. Ya coulda really disrespected me and put me on the list with Ned.
Steve
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SteveB
"Proctologically Violated©®" wrote
I think I just had the scariest thought of my life. Ned with Basedow's hair.
Wait. Didn't Homer's neighbor have Basedow's hair?
Maybe that's where they got the idea. A moralistic snob with big hair.
I think I'm going to lay down in the closet in the dark for a while ..............
Steve
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SteveB

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