The other day when I went to pay for something I noticed that I was missing a $20 bill. I was waiting for some food and I suddenly felt light headed and a bit sick to my stomach. I realize that it was only $20, but I don't use cash much so I knew that I had to have used the 20 on something very cheap.
I remembered paying $2 for something and handing over two bills. If I could just remember where it was then I would know where I lost my money. As I was driving it suddenly hit me that I had bought a bagel for Ariel and myself at JP's the day before. It cost $1.90 and I remembered handing over 2 ones and getting 10 cents back.
I drove right to JP's, rehearsing what I would say to them the whole way there. I knew they would look at me like I was a crazy person and that they didn't have an extra $19.
I got in line (after getting the first spot right next to the handicap spot) and asked for a manager. There wasn't one available, but I could talk to an assistant manager. I went over to her and said, " I know this is going to sound weird, but I came yester and bought a bagel for $1.90. I think I paid $21 instead. I was wondering if your register was over last night."
She walked over to the register, opened it up, and handed me my missing $19.
Can you believe it?!?! I could hardly believe that just like that I got my money back.
This would not have happened if
I lived in a big city.
I didn't go to local businesses
JP's wasn't a business who employed people with integrity
I have always loved JP's (the first thing I ever had there was a cinnamon phosphate when it first opened) and now I love it even more.