Dated: March 9, 2007:
Title: Why am I so nice?
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Today I had to get some Munchkins for work at Dunkin Donuts this morning. I'm on this committee and we introduced these boards and suggestion boxes to the rest of staff. Just wanted to give you some background as to why I would get munchkins @ Dunkin Donuts. Actually I had to get 2 50 counts and 1 25 count. They fucked my order up because I wanted mixed glazed and chocolate in the 50s and just glazed in the 25. Alas, I digress.
BackgroundSo, I called in the order last night. Told them i'd pick it up around 7:15-7:30. I get there around 7:20 and there's a damn long line. So I sit on line and there's this guy joking around saying "man I feel like i'm at the airport or something" and I had a good chuckle with him. He's not important. It's finally my turn in the line so I tell the woman I placed an order last night and was here to pick it up. She looks confused as hell and then this woman (if I can call her that) says "Two 50s and a 25?" and I confirm. Now, to clarify the phrase in parentheses, this lady was fuuuuuugly! I don't mean to be superficial, but I could see the razor stubbles on her cheeks and her upper lip. On top of all of that, she's got a lazy eye and I was hoping that she wouldn't get my Munchkins; for the sake of my health and my coworkers.
The plot thickens...
Anyway, another employee grabs them and the confused woman asks if I want anything else. I really wanted something but I had to get to work and set all this crap up. I hand her my check card and wait for a receipt. INSTEAD, I get $17.37 (the price of my order). Not thinking correctly, I grab the cash and head to work. It didn't strike me until I got into the parking garage. I realize "Shit, this chick just gave me what I should have given her!" I kind of chuckled a bit but then realized she might actually get in trouble for this. I remember back at FSI(the old on-campus food vendor @ FGCU) how managers would flip a shit if your register was under by 5 cents. Not saying it's like that everywhere, but I felt really bad. If you know me for real, i'm probably one of the nicest people you've ever come across. I'd drop any and everything to help someone out. So yeah, this shit sat on my conscience all day. Talked with a few coworkers and the majority of em said "fuck it, pocket it!" haha. I would have but i'm not really that kind of person.
The reason i'm writing this...
After work, I had a few drinks w/David and Jeni (a few coworkers I hang out with) and that was delicious. Mmm Jack n Coke (times two!). Reached in my pocket to pay the tab and BOOM, I see the 17 bucks chilln there. Jeni and David were getting ready to leave anyway so I had plenty of time to run to the Dunkin Donuts and let them know what happened. I get there and of course nobody that worked this morning was in (shit, I wouldn't be). I asked to speak to a manager and I could see the employee's face get really sour. She may have thought that I was gonna bitch them out. Gave them the background on the story (reference "The plot thickens) and said I was willing to give back the money AND pay for what I ordered! You should have seen the look on this woman's face. It was as if they were expecting me to just pocket the money, ya know? I guess since a majority of people I work with wouldn't have bothered to return the money, she had reason to make her face like that. She asked for my number because they were going to look in the reports to see if I was actually charged for it and just didn't get a receipt or whathaveyou. I.E., I may have been charged without knowing and she just wanted to contact me in case I was so I could get the money I was paying them.
What is the world coming to???
I know times are changing blah blah blah, but it really shocked me that she was surprised by my effort; that I would have just left without thinking twice about giving it back. Honesty really is rare these days. It's always take and never give. I wasn't raised that way. I really had to put myself at the other end of the table. Would I have wanted someone to walk away with money they shouldn't have? I could word that differently but I really don't care, it's been a long week haha. Morality really has gone out the window in society today. It may just be in this country but I don't know.
Thanks for tuning in! Let me know what you think about it. I'm hoping this all made sense.