neilpilot wrote: ↑Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:05 pm
PopArt wrote: ↑Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:02 am
On my weekly grocery shopping trip, I stopped by the cafe next store and bought a cup of regular coffee...went back to pick up my groceries and after I finished my shopping and coffee, I went back to the cafe and got my spouse a cup of decaf with my free refill.
Sometimes frugal boarders on the verge of dishonest
I could see this both ways. Going back to get a refill if you have been in the same general proximity is close enough that I’d probably say it’s fine. Doing that and then giving it to spouse probably crosses the line. But that is ultimately a judgement the consumer and retailer have to come to. Perhaps the consumer feels good about the experience and goes back again, and tells other people.
There is often an inherent tension in some commercial transactions. Many posts are about how consumers got the best of a retail / servicer. Often what one party does may be at the expense of the other party. Is it wrong to churn credit cards for bonuses? I do it some, even though my intent is not to use the card long term.
Years ago one of my friends told how he would take an iced tea cup on long road trips and get refills along the way. That’s over the line.
If I am at a restaurant and order a beer, and my wife gets a refill of Diet Coke but doesn’t drink it, and I do, is that over the line ? If she gets a refill specifically knowing I’ll drink it, is that over the line? If i Just get water, drink it, and then pour my wife’s Diet Coke in it is that over the line? It can get murky was to where the line is crossed.