The difference between doing right or wrong could, and often does lead to death. But do the perpetrators actually know the difference? I don’t think so because I don’t want to believe that humans can be that callous and cruel.
Here are a few quotes on doing what’s right:
Do what is right, not what is easy. Roy T. Bennett
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Norman Schwarzkopf
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C.S. Lewis
Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. Theodore Roosevelt
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
You can’t do wrong by doing right.
It happened in a supermarket. My eleven-year-old grandson had accompanied me on a short shopping trip for a few groceries.
“Look, Nana, these chocolate bars are only sixty-nine cents!” He was old enough to know the price of candy. What are grandmas for if not to treat their grandchildren once in awhile, so I told him to get one each for himself and younger brother, and one for me.
We went through the checkout and Liam had scarfed his bar down before we had left the store.
I always check my receipts and was surprised to see that the candy bars had cost a dollar-twenty-five instead of the sixty-nine cents advertised.
There was nothing I could do about Liam’s bar but I took the other two back to the store and presented the cashier with the difference in prices and was told it was not these bars on sale but another brand. And it was indeed the case when I checked the display. The sale price was in bold letters and the brand on sale was in fine print. Our chocolate bars, a different brand, were smack in the middle of the display, and not on sale.
I told the clerk that an eleven-year-old wasn’t about to read the fine print on a candy sale sign and that the non-sale candy should not have been on that display. I asked for and received a refund. The amount was less than two dollars but the lesson to all concerned was invaluable.
Leviticus 19:11 says in part, “Do not deceive one another.”
Again, buyer beware.
Assignment number three in Blogging 101 is: follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs. I will complete that assignment but we may also blog a bit if we so desire. And I do.
One of my pet peaves is retail stores trying to trick customers into buying something at regular price by displaying it among sale priced items. Let me give you an example.
A huge display of Cola products was greatly reduced, with the low price being the predominant feature on the sign, and the brand name in significantly smaller print. Included in the display were a few cases of ice tea and I snatched one up at this low price.
My tea checked out at double the price advertised. When I complained, I was told it was only the Cola products on sale. A blank stare was the response to my question, “Why is the ice tea included in the display?” At this, the manager offered me the beverage for the sale price but I declined on principle. Buyer beware!
Tomorrow I will relate another incident, this time involving a child.
Leviticus 19:35 says “Do not use dishonest standards…”