Keeping The Change?

A few months ago Daniela bought concert tickets for herself and her boyfriend, plus two other couples.  She didn’t give a second thought to fronting the money for all the tickets, and didn’t ask anyone for the money until the night of the actual show.  Finally, the big night arrived.  The tickets had been $25 bucks a head plus the service charge.  The problem was that so much time had past, Daniela couldn’t quite remember off hand the total per ticket including the extra fees, so she just rounded up and asked everyone for $30.

When she got home, she realized that it was really only $27 per person, and she had accidentally overcharged everyone by $3 bucks.  It’s just a few dollars, but should Daniela tell her friends, or just keep the change?  Tell us what you think!


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4 Responses to “Keeping The Change?”

  1. Bethany says:

    I would bring it up the next time I was out with them and offer to pay for a drink or something. They probably won’t care, but I would feel better about it!

  2. louie says:

    Honesty is always the best policy and I agree with Bethany about bringing this up the next time out with these people. Hand them back the $3, as buying them drinks will certainly cost you much more. That’s not cheap, just honest and frugal.

  3. carol says:

    Bring it up the next time you see them, but honesty EVERYONE should tell you to keep the change. It’s much easier and a thank you for doing all the work!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Pea` says:

    I agree with Louie. I would give them back each $3 bucks and tell them why. Even though they probably wouldn’t care, I value the friendship and honesty. And that’s what they would remember. And that’s what friendship is…Trust.

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