Okay…I have a strange question for you folks. On last Sunday afternoon, I had to make a small purchase at the local Wal-Mart. I used the self check-out lane they have. Just as I was getting ready to pay (or had paid), my cell phone rang, and I got very distracted with the call. Later that night, I was unable to find the receipt for the purchase. I waited a few days, but no corresponding transaction showed-up on my checking account. I called the assistant manager of the store, and he checked for voided transactions that corresponded to the date/time/amount that I recalled, but he never found anything.
Now, about a decade ago, I used to work in retail loss prevention for Sears and Nordstroms. That means I was the guy who had to (sometimes) tackle and handcuff the uncooperative shoplifters. Now, I find myself in this embarassing pickle. Would you suggest I just write a check with a letter to the local store, or give it to the church, instead? (I’m wondering if someone may have noticed what happened and paid it for me, but that would be really unlikely.) Or, am I making a mountain of molehill, and should I just relax about the accident?
So, any words of wisdom?