Last night what was supposed to be a 5 minute telephone chat with a friend turned out to be a long debate. If you didn't hear the story on the evening news or read about it in the paper, you can Google words like Wisconsin, gas station, 33 cents and get several articles.
She was trying to convince me that the people who filled up for 33 cents a gallon weren't stealing. The problem is, when someone asks you your opinion, she shouldn't get upset and yell at you when you give it. I guess we all do that once in a while. "What do you think of... ?" and expect to receive an answer we like.
Well, I did give an answer, and this is what I said. If I filled up my car today at my local Shell station and my credit card receipt was under $5 bucks, I'd know something was wrong and report it to the station and pay the correct amount. Am I wealthy? No, far from it, and neither is the gas station owner or the people who work there.
I asked her what she'd do if she went to the bank, requested $100 and when she got home there was $200 in the envelope the teller gave her. When she checked her bank statement, only $100 was deducted from her account that day. Would she call the bank? I know she would if the situation were reversed.
My answer was plain and simple. They were wrong. They were taking advantage of a huge goof and stealing from the gas station owner, not showing any concern about the attendant who obviously made an innocent mistake.
Am I a saint? Not even close. I won't list all the things I've done that are probably going on my 'permanent record.' LOL
So please answer honestly. No personal attacks please on me or anyone else who posts a response. Thank you.