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About a month ago, I was buying a takeaway yakisoba from a Japanese restaurant in Big C. I take it back to my condo,and juice it up with some wasabi paste. 120 baht.

I was paying for it, and proffered a 1000 baht note. I then realized I had something smaller, and swapped it for a 500 baht note.

I'd just left the store, counting my change as I usually do. I realized she had mistakenly given me change for 1000 baht.

What would you do?

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This happened to me a month back buying an ice cream in Mega, i noticed the girls mistake almost immediately and gave her the money back.

 

She was so relieved and gave me a very nice wai, i imagine she would be held accountable for any mistakes in the takings and the mistake in change was probably more than her days salary.

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22 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

About a month ago,

Why does this come to your mind now, a month later?

 

I think if you go there again and if you remember the cashier then maybe ask them something like: "I think there was a mistake last time I visited". If they remember it then pay. If nobody remembers anything then you would just confuse them if you want to give them now the extra 500B.

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On my side it does not happen very often, but if I notice it always depends how the person treated me. If fair and polite, I would give it back. Otherwise not.

 

In your case I would go and see if the person still works there. Once confirmed ,give her the 500 Baht and explain yourself to her.

 

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They will probably inform the supervisor right away that some alien just brought back a handful of money and now the cashier is in more trouble.  Not to mention the embarrassment you will cause.  It is worth them loosing 500 baht to prevent 'losing face'.  

 

If you don't return the money she might lose her job.  If you return the money she will definitely lose her job.

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So let's see.

 

It is obvious that you were not counting your change, and noticed the discrepancy, 1 month after the facts.

 

So you needed to think 1 month, and then ask an anonymous forum, to know what is the right thing to do?

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37 minutes ago, bodga said:

dont  go back and help them learn a  valuable  lesson

Anybody can make a mistake once in their lifetime.

 

If you worked as a cashier is it possible you could at least once make a mistake?

 

If you say NO, I don't believe you.

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I always count to shop near bye our village home, older woman always count wrong! I just wondering how much she loose money to other people! She have huspend from Swizerland and have live there ,still not speak almost any english.

One day try talk her whith french and german she not speak those either.

Anyway everybody should give money back if get wrong! 

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I think Lacessit returned the money immediately. He said he noticed just after leaving...

 

So he just wants to know how many respondents are heartless with a dishonest streak in them. I say heartless because anyone here longer than a short vacation knows the employee gets stuck covering the shortage...

 

Me, I'm turning on my heel and heading back to return the money. It's a bonus if she's cute and sees that I'm jaidee and worthy of buying her lunch!  😁

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

Anybody can make a mistake once in their lifetime.

 

If you worked as a cashier is it possible you could at least once make a mistake?

 

If you say NO, I don't believe you.

Yes so many nasty posters on here sitting with their fat ass on a bar stool and collecting

income from their (nanny state) think about what 500 baht means to a Thai girl(boy)

working at 7/11  

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9 hours ago, johnray said:

They will probably inform the supervisor right away that some alien just brought back a handful of money and now the cashier is in more trouble.  Not to mention the embarrassment you will cause.  It is worth them loosing 500 baht to prevent 'losing face'.  

 

If you don't return the money she might lose her job.  If you return the money she will definitely lose her job.

If the excess change is not quickly returned there's very likely another issue; when the money is counted at the end of the shift the whole team are suspected and they suspect each other.

 

Not a desirable situation. 

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9 hours ago, bobbin said:

Me, I'm turning on my heel and heading back to return the money. It's a bonus if she's cute and sees that I'm jaidee and worthy of buying her lunch!

.............and if she's NOT cute?

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This thread is like the curate's egg, good and bad in parts. It's good many posters opted for honesty. It's depressing several jumped to unwarranted conclusions, or attacked me personally. One poster realized I had returned the excess money immediately, and was simply interested in what others would do in my situation.

Whoever said virtue is its own reward was not completely accurate. Since the event, the waitress smiles and waves to me every time I go there, and I'm pretty sure I get express service on a takeaway. When I took my Thai GF there about a fortnight ago, she and the waitress had a fairly lengthy conversation in which the words jai dee were used several times. My GF later told me the waitress had said she was on minimum wage, 300 baht/day.

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