A (Bar)Code of Honesty

The website <notalwaysright.com> has many stories of customers doing the wrong thing — and many stories of customers doing the right thing. Here is a story of customers doing the right thing. In Wellington, New Zealand, an elderly couple came into a home improvement store and the elderly man handed an employee a barcode (but not the item for sale), saying, “Yesterday we purchased all these garden products and noticed the lady at the checkout forgot to scan this barcode. I’d like to pay for [the item].” The employee scanned the barcode, and the elderly woman paid. The employee was much impressed by the couple’s honesty and says that “they got a whole lot of respect and admiration from me!”

For Further Information: “Living By A (Bar)Code Of Honesty.” Not Always Right. Accessed 30 September 2013


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