Don't feel bad, Klambert. I went shopping with my family at a local variety store, and just (finally) today realized (it appears, at least) that I was short-changed $7. Not a huge amount, but enough to make a difference for this poor ol' lady.
Red flag: The clerk asked if I wanted my receipt (why wouldn't I? I bought several small Christmas gifts). I said 'sure' and did check the receipt on my way out of the store, and the receipt was accurate. Unfortunately, it was too dark to see, so I didn't check my change while in the car. I've reviewed my weekend and hasn't spent money on anything else, so nope--I'm short $7.
If I didn't have fibro, I think I would be a little 'sharper' on things. But besides the fibro fog, it was cold, I was concentrating on bundling up, putting on gloves, etc. before going out of the store.
We fibromites can be easily taken advantage of, I think, just because we're focused on other things, such as pain! I don't know if the clerk intentionally shaved off $7., but asking me if I wanted my receipt made me wonder.
A word to the wise: Check your store receipts and also your change! I'm generally really picky on things like this, because they happen more often than one thinks they do.
A few months ago at Wal-Mart, I bought a piece of cloth marked $1.29. Instead of the cloth being listed on the receipt, it had 3 picture frames! That took a while for them to sort out, but I did catch that boo-boo before I got out of the store, at least--and it saved me from being taken for $15. more.
"Pray as though everything depended on God.
Work as though everything depended on you."
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 12/2/2014 7:11:34 AM (GMT-7)