Do you keep the change?

@jbelle (912)
Philippines
May 4, 2007 4:41am CST
Sometimes we daughter are ask by our parents to buy something and give us money. Do you keep the change or you honestly return it?
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12 responses
@smacksman (6072)
4 May 07
No, you must always offer the change back. It would be very dishonest not to. You may then be given some of the change by your parents/friends as a 'thank you' or even the magic words 'keep the change'! Put it the other way round. If you gave a note to your friend to buy something for you, what would you feel if your friend kept the change without offering it back?
@smacksman (6072)
4 May 07
Ooops. Sorry about the echo.
@jbelle (912)
• Philippines
16 May 07
No problem. Thanks for the response.
@shareefa (34)
• Philippines
13 May 07
after reading your discussion i thought your a filipina,my thoughts are right,that attitudes of filipinos are very unusual to other nationalities,im a filipina too,but i always return the change to my parents and if they will give it to me i will accept it, thats the good thing to do!
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
5 May 07
Whether my mom would ask for the change back or not I would always give it back to her. Heck, I'd even give it back sometimes when she said I could keep it. At those times I'd have to sneak the money back into her purse. :P I knew that she worked hard for this money and I would feel bad if I kept it.
• India
5 May 07
ya i usualy dont, as they dont give me pocket money as such, so i usually keep the change to myself.. usually it wont be much right,, in case they aske me to return it back i would,, or i wont!!!1
• Philippines
5 May 07
When my parents ask me to run errands for them, they always include extra money, something that I can use if I get hungry or if I have to take a cab from home. Keeping what's left of their money has never been a part of what I was accustomed to. If they cant trust me with change, what else can they trust me with?
@skbadhan (881)
• India
5 May 07
No I don't keep the change unless my parents ask me to do so. i honestly return the chane to my parents. I think if some one has habit of keeoing the change without being told to do so or without telling to parents or relatives its bad habit.
• United States
5 May 07
Being a parent, yes, I do ask my daughter to run into the store for me. It depends upon the amount of change if she can keep it or not. If it is usually a $1.00 or less, she can keep it. If it is more, I make her turn it over into our change jar and when we have enough in the spare jar, we buy pizza for dinner, which she loves! It is our subtly way of showing her that we save for special occassions. She has seen us count the change for going on a gambling afternoon. This way, she see that our fun money does not come out of our bill funds and that it is just extra funds that we all have saved for.
• United States
4 May 07
i would not attempt not to give it back. Now if they say don't worry about it. I will never question it.
@tulips9 (55)
• India
4 May 07
Yeah! there were many occasions wen my parents feve me money to buy some thing from the market. They usually give me the requied amount of money for the product. And wen in some occasion's weni am left with the change i usually keep it for my self. so that i can have some pocket money for my self
@Ashgun (472)
4 May 07
when i am back i will always let my parents know how much is left and if they tell me to keep the change then its too good and usually thats the case...
@banban (602)
• China
4 May 07
It depends.If my mum or dad say let me take it,I will,or I won't. It's a good habit for me to collect the change and some days later I can have a bit large sum.
@smacksman (6072)
4 May 07
No, you must always offer the change back. It would be very dishonest not to. You may then be given some of the change by your parents/friends as a 'thank you' or even the magic words 'keep the change'! Put it the other way round. If you gave a note to your friend to buy something for you, what would you feel if your frien kept the change without offering it back?