Thursday, August 12, 2010

Food for Thought: People and Stuff

As a cashier I see many things left at the check out counter. One would think that a person would come back in for their glasses. And one must also hope that they really didn't need their glasses to see the road. But what of they never come back? Do they really need the things that left behind?
Think about it. Sunglasses. Keys. Stuffed toy animals. If you leave somewhere and don't return for them, how much do they really mean to you? A few months ago we even had someone leave their cane resting on the counter.
In the case of the keys, they can all be replaced easily if you have a spare. A child will cry over her hot pink dog but it can easily be replaced. Yes, the girl will mourn the lost for awhile but she'll get over it.
Think about all of the things that you left somewhere. Did you go back to claim it or leave it there?
This has been a message from a ranting cashier.
P.S. It is helpful, if the store has a club card, to give them your phone number and address. This makes it easier for people to find owners to objects that they found. By the way. Who even left the pocket knife. Thanks. It's a really good one.


Jenna said...

What an interesting question. It makes me think of all of the things that I have that I really don't need. If I wouldn't go back for them in a grocery store...then I can donate them.

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