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SHE WAS UNDERCHARGED. IS IT WRONG TO KEEP IT OR IS IT THE U BRINGING HER ABUNDANCE?
Have you ever been trying to manifest more money, but it comes from an unexpected source and you’re not sure accepting it would be in your best interest?
I know I’ve been there…
On one hand you WANT to accept it SO bad! Free, easy money in your face!
But at the same time you’re left wondering if that would be the “right” thing to do, or worse, could it hurt your chances of bringing in more money after the fact?
The other day a friend presented me with a similar “quandary”.
She had purchased 4 window panels from Target (can I say Target in my blog?) and she wanted to return them, but she noticed that on the receipt that she was undercharged.
She was only charged for 3.
She had been consciously working on manifesting more money into her life and she wanted to know if it would be dishonest if she received the money back for all 4 or if this was the U bringing her abundance?
Here’s my take.
Whenever I find myself in one of these situations I always check in with how I will feel after the fact.
That residual emotion is the one that’s going to attract your future, so you want to make sure it’s a feeling you want to have around.
If you leave the scene feeling guilty or like you’ve done something wrong in any way, that’s not great for attracting more abundance nor is it great for your overall well-being.
But if you feel you can walk away with a clear conscience, then go for it. (but do make sure it’s crystal clear ;))
If I have to lie, fake or smudge the truth to someone in any way, I know I won’t feel good about it after the fact. That’s what she would have to do in this situation to get the extra money bump.
Here are two scenarios where I felt comfortable and I did take it as a “gift”:
#1 I once found 20 bucks in a subway station and there were no signs of who or where it came from and no one was around. *1 for me, thank you U.
#2 I was at a restaurant with some friends, we paid the bill and after we left I was looking over my receipt. I noticed that I wasn’t charged for my drink.
My first thought was her tip. (I come from a long line of waitresses)
She still got a good tip so I didn’t feel any guilt about that and receiving a free drink by accident form a busy Brooklyn restaurant left no residual “ick” for me.
We kept walking and I took it as a free money bump. *2 for me thank you U.
Are there people who would go out of their way to go back and pay for that drink? Sure.
And I’m sure there are peeps who would be fine with pulling the wool over the eyes of Target as well.
Only you have to live with you, so only you can decide.
The bottom line is this:
Every sitch is different and the only way to know what will be right for you is to check in with your “honesty meter” and the residual emotions you’ll be left with after the fact.
If you don’t want those emotions hanging around, fess up.
Turns out that’s exactly what my friend did.
She presented Target with her conundrum and because she was up front about it they noticed a mystery $27.99 on her receipt for a pair of shoes she did not buy.
They went back through the security tapes and sure enough she was over charged by $4 for the 4th window panel.
THEY apologized and returned the full amount of the entire purchase, so in the end, she walked out with an unexpected $27.99. *1 for her, thank you U.
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Has there ever been a time when something “came” to you, but you weren’t entirely sure you should accept it? How did you handle it or learn from it?
DON’T BE SHY! Share your story in the comments below.