An elderly man came up to my register, the old farmer type with the farmer hat and the plaid shirts. He purchased something and the change comes out of the change machine (I don't have to count it out, it just pops out). When it does come, most of it comes out but a few pennies and a dime got stuck in the thin part of the chute. I didn't notice it until he looked down into his hand puzzled at the change there. So I examined the machine and found the change and poked it to loosen it. What he said next left me absolutely fuming.
SC: Oh you little sneak, if I hadn't noticed that you were just gonna take it for yourself weren't you?
SC: Oh I know, you were just gonna put that in your pocket when I left. You knew it was there and you were hoping I wasn't going to notice.
Me: No I didn't. And if you had left it would have gone to charity. (I pointed at the overflowing charity box that I'd never seen a single customer drop change into, it has ALL been US.)
SC: Oh no, you're all like that, you would have put that right in your pocket. (at this point he's leaving and I'm just standing there like a stick in the mud completely bowled over by his absolutely disgusting display of paranoia.)
Totally still irked. What an old d-bag.
You know, it's funny. That just doesn't occur to most people.
I figure it's only the people who WOULD do it who even think of it.
Seshat's self-help guide:
1. Would you rather be right, or get the result you want?
2. If you're consistently getting results you don't want, change what you do.
3. Deal with the situation you have now, however it occurred.
4. Accept the consequences of your decisions.
My professional areas of expertise are computing and writing: I am not a doctor or a lawyer.
When your health, freedom, etc are at risk, always see a professional.