I love technology, I really do. Last week I wrote about how if it weren't for my Blackberry I wouldn't be able to remember.
I had the weirdest thing happen to me this week. Sunday, Kayla and I went to Kmart to pick up a few things. We went through the checkout line and I noticed the girl was having a little trouble with the register but she gave me my change and we left. I never looked at my receipt and didn't count the change.
Monday morning I got an e-mail from Kmart that said, "Sharon, You came in and made a purchase on register 2 yesterday with a $100 bill. The cashier first typed in $10 then realized that wasn't enough and turned around and put in $100. So then she gave you back $94.14 instead of $84.14. The cashier is short the $10. We watched the transaction on video. We need you to bring the $10 back in."
Now I know, my sister makes fun of me and calls me a small town celebrity but I did not know the girl that sent me the e-mail.
She was able to track me down using my Rewards card. What do you think of that?
When I first got the e-mail, I was shocked. I had to read it a couple times before it finally sank in.
I had no idea the cashier had given me back $10 too much or I would have told her. I try my best to be an honest person, but sure enough, it was right there on my receipt that I gave her $110 but in reality I gave her $100.
So, I took the money back to Kmart and the girl was apologizing to me. I told her if I owed the money then I wanted to bring it back.
It wasn't the owing the money thing that was shocking to me; things like that happen all the time. We are humans and we make mistakes. It was the fact that Kmart could track me down that easily.
I am still a little floored by it. I mean it is good for them and us because they may be able to keep prices down in the long run because they will be able to track down the mistakes but just knowing that they are able to do that makes me a little uneasy.
I guess I am just naive thinking this is a big deal. I mean really there is probably someone out there who listens to my cell phone conversations and thinks, "This girl needs to get a life!"
I'm sure the FBI, IRS or any other government agency would have no problem whatsoever tracking down someone as insignificant as I am and apparently neither does Kmart!
|I just wanted to say thank you to all my family, church family and friends who showered Kayla with such wonderful gifts at her baby showers. Cindy Evans hosted one for her in October and I had one for her Saturday.|
Let's just say Kayla and John Carter are very loved.
Each time I have a party or something I never have more than a few people show up, but at Kayla's shower Saturday we had close to 30 people there. We ran out of food quickly!
We all had a great time. Kayla got some very nice gifts and lots of diapers. You can never have too many diapers!
Thank you all!