Yesterday I took a client shopping at Walmart and while there bought a battery for my watch in the jewelry department. It wasn't until getting to the food register with my client I noticed that I'd only received change for $10 and the amount I'd given was $20(my pay for taking private client shopping). I complained to the grocery cashier so she took my info and receipt number and said they would call me if the register turned up short. NOBODY CALLED.
This morning I marched myself in there and showed them the receipt and explained that it was from the $20 I'd been paid, so the mistake was the clerks. I was given back my $10 without any questions asked. They said the till had been over. In fact the total overage on cash registers was $310.
PLEASE pay attention to how much money you hand the cashier and to your change. If they make this many mistakes every day, no telling how many times you are short changed and never know it. I know they must be honest mistakes, but unclaimed money is free money for any store. They make enough in normal profits and none of us can afford to be shorted our money. All it takes is one distraction. Normally I make a point of handing money and saying out loud "Out of twenty" to alert the clerk in case they are assuming it is a ten.