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    Don’t Make A Racket About The Jacket

    | Liverpool, England, UK | Awesome Workers, Money

    (I order a jacket from a retailer. I am charged for it, but then they email to say the jacket is out of stock and I will be refunded. I then re-order the jacket in a different size and am charged again before I realise that Paypal has put a hold on the original refund. I have basically been charged twice which leads to my bank being overdrawn. A few days later, I receive BOTH jackets only to find out I had, in fact, been refunded for one. I then return the second one and am refunded again! So, as not to become overdrawn when the company realises they’ve refunded me twice, I call them. After explaining the situation, this happens.)

    Retailer: “So, you’re basically calling to tell us you have too much money?”

    Me: “Yes. I just don’t want to have one of the refunds taken when I don’t expect it and to be put in the negative.”

    Retailer: “Well… thank you for being so honest. As this was the fault of [Company] and not yourself, I’ve put a note on your account. You’re not in the wrong, so essentially… you have a free jacket. Keep the refunds. Have a nice day.”

    (Thank you to the lovely person at [Company], you made the terrible week I’d had better!)

    In Top Tip Shape

    | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Food & Drink, Money

    (I’ve ordered pizza online, and selected to pay cash. I live in Australia, where tipping is not expected, ever. Correct change is also usually appreciated. Normally if I don’t have the right change, I will let the driver keep the difference. However, on this occasion I literally only have exactly the amount required.)

    Delivery Man: “That’s $24.85.”

    Me: *counting the money into his hand* “Here you go! $20, $4, and 85c.”

    Delivery Man: *face visibly changes from pleasant to angry*

    Me: “Thank you!”

    Delivery Man: “…”

    Me: “…Um, good night!”

    Delivery Man: “…”

    Me: “…”

    Delivery Man: “FINE.” *storms off*

    Me: “I think I’ll pay online from now on…”

    On The Other Side Of The Coin, No Tip For You

    , | LA, USA | Employees, Money

    (I used to tend bar and wait tables, so I usually overtip for decent service. While on vacation, I visit a hotel bar for a bottle of something. I receive the drink and hand the bartender the money. She gives me the appropriate bills back but not the coins.)

    Me: “This change isn’t correct.”

    Bartender: “Oh, did you want your coin change, too?”

    Me: “…Well, yes.”

    Bartender: *gives me the coins*

    (Instead of my usual generous tip, I left her nothing.)

    Human Kindness Stretches Beyond A Dollar

    , | Shreveport, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Money

    (A bunch of my friends and I are staying after school one day to go to a school function, and we decide we were hungry. There is six of us, and between us we have eleven dollars. Luckily, there is a fast food restaurant that has a dollar menu about five minutes away by walking.)

    Cashier: “Hello and welcome to [Restaurant]. May I take your order?”

    Me: “Yes, I have eleven dollars and need to feed six people.”

    (I go through the order, which was six burgers and four large drinks, which would cover everyone if we shared. Unfortunately, it cost a dollar more than we had.)

    Friend #1: “Okay, guys, empty your pockets!”

    Friend #2: “I have 68 cents!”

    (At this time I notice a man in line with two little girls and his wallet out. He pulls out a dollar and hands it to Friend #1.)

    Me: “Oh, my god, thank you so much, sir!”

    Friend #1: “That was so nice! Thank you!”

    (I pay for the food, and then the cashier pulls out four large cups so we can fill them at the drink fountain. As I’m passing them out, I hear two more cups being placed on the counter.)

    Cashier: “Don’t say I never did anything for you. Now, have a good day.”

    (This made our day, in between the random man helping us and the extra cups so everyone could get their own. We made the function in time, too!)

    Don’t Query The Enquiry

    | QLD, Australia | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Money

    (As he has gotten himself into financial trouble I am in charge of my partner’s finances. As such I have authority to talk to all the credit agencies and they usually just call me first. Note: My partner works night shift so we normally have a request not to be called before midday. One morning I get the following call…)

    Agency: “Hi, is [Partner] available?”

    Me: “May I ask who is speaking?”

    Agency: “My name is [Name] from [Agency].”

    Me: “[Partner] is asleep at the moment but you can talk to me… I have authority to speak on his behalf.”

    Agency: “Ah… hang on I need to figure out how to do the authority.”

    (We go through the authorization process confirming that I do have permission.)

    Agency: “It appears payments are behind a week.”

    Me: “No, we have paid every payment. I’m the one who pays them and I can tell you that last payment I paid MORE than normal by accident. But the payment before took a little longer to get through to you guys because of the public holidays.”

    Agency: “Ah, yes, I can see you made your last payment on time and it was $360 but it hasn’t cleared the account here yet.”

    Me: “Yes… I accidentally paid the rent into this account.”

    Agency: “Well… can you make your normal payment of $225 next fortnight?”

    Me: “Yes…”

    Agency: “All right. Thank you for calling; have I dealt with all your enquiries today?”

    Me: “Ah… yes?”

    Agency: “Have a good day.” *hangs up*

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