Originally Posted by GoCocks09CSOL
If it's a restaurant, I'd probably go back and give them the extra change back. Most restaurants are locally-owned and I don't want a server or local owner to have to foot the bill for a simple mistake.
Now, if I walk out of Wal-Mart and realize I got some extra change, I might not go back in.
Exactly my thought process. If I was at a restaurant and a server was going to have to eat the mistake, I would give it back for sure. At a drive through, I'm about 50/50 on times that's happened that I gave it back.
Things factor in though. If I see them handing me the wrong change, for instance, if I was watching them pull it out of the drawer and knew it was wrong, I'd hand it back in right then.
If I'm leaving Wal-mart and I don't realize it until I'm out the door, I'm gone.
The other day I had a gallon of tea in the bottom of my cart at the grocery store. I didn't realize it until I was loading it in the car. I didn't go back in, but, I had bought a dog toy months before that, and that bag didn't get put in my cart, so I'm still -$2 to the grocery store.