Do you take the receipt from the teller when you grocery shop?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
May 11, 2007 6:18pm CST
I think it is rude when the cashier goes to hand you the receipt after you finish paying for your groceries and you decline it or just walk off. I always take it because that seems to be the polite thing to do whether I want it or not. I can throw it out later or look at it if I want. My hubby thinks it is just another piece of paper that we don't need. The cashier has a garbage and can throw it out. Some cashiers insist he take it as it is store policy, which I can understand so you can prove what you bought if there is a problem as you are leaving. Am I wrong?
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5 responses
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 May 07
Hi whywiki I dont think your wrong at all. I always take the receipt because you never know what if you want to exchange something? I will keep it for a week or so then toss it. Hey my husbands the same way. And I always check to see if it was right.LOL And it always is. Darn it!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 May 07
Don't you hate it when on occassion they are right and we are actually wrong.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 May 07
You are right for taking time to accept the receipt...it's a more polite way rather than just walking away and refusing it. And besides, I was taught to always ask for a receipt for goods or services paid. This will make sure that taxes collected from them will really go to the government. In a way it is a small act of patriotism, the practice of always asking for a receipt for gasoline, services from beauty parlors, spas, groceries, etc. So next time a receipt is issued, get it wholeheartedly. It is not only polite, but it is our duty to see to it that our government gets the taxes that it needs...
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 May 07
I never really thought about it that way but you are right. I notice a lot of times in small shops like fish and chip shops they don't always ring the things through.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
12 May 07
I take my receipts. I then check them over to make sure I was charged the right amounts. I also save them as I can deduct the food I serve my day care kids off my taxes.
@hezoid (2149)
11 May 07
I always take the reciepts just in case i've bought items that i might need to take back. I usually end up with a bag full of them and have to empty it out! I think it's not only polite but necessary often too.
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
11 May 07
i don't think your wrong at all.I think it is kind of rude also not to take the receipt from the cashier.Their nice enough to hand it to you,take it.Besides that way you can look over everything you purchased and make sure they rung it up right.