have you experienced of buying something and forget to bring it?

@jHoEn16 (2043)
Australia
June 30, 2008 7:27am CST
it happened to me sometimes when i go shopping with my son... i paid the stuff already but i forgot to put it on my grocery bag i am halfway out of the mall when i noticed it, so have to go back... sometimes i was in the house already lolz!:) at work, i always served people who forgot to grab thier milkshakes, ice creams, softdrinks and even the hotdogs... if i saw them turn thier back after paying it i will call them right away and tell them they forgot something before they gone far..:) how about you mate? have you experienced it? if yes... what did you do? did you come back and get it or just feel sorry for your money...
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Jun 08
There is one time, me and my wife went shopping together ins the grocery store. That was about 2 kilometers from our house. We had 2 carts full of grocery items. We paid, and then rode back to the house. When we were sorting the items we noticed that we actually lack one item. That thing was very important to me so I had to go back to the store. It wasn't actually anybody's fault. The bottle was hidden under the teller's scanner, so the time that the bagger put the items in, he didn't noticed that the bottle was hidden. ..
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@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
1 Jul 08
geez!!! that was far! but no matter how far it is... if the thing is important and you paid it... it's woth coming back.... thanks for the responce pal and have a peaceful night ahead
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
Hi jHoeEn! Yes, it did happen to me on several occasions already. Once when I was in a marketplace, I have paid for the items then I just left it but before I got that far, the vendor called out to me and she brought the stuffs that I bought. I was so thankful that she noticed it for I haven't realized that I didn't. There is also this time that I have remembered that I have not been able to put it on my grocery bag when I already reached home, well, I didn't come back for it since it is just one item that I missed putting in my bag and the grocery store is very far and it is not worth the travel anymore. Take care and God Bless!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
2 Jul 08
the vendor is so kind.. and i admire people like them... i mean those people who dont take advantage of you... that even if they noticed they wont call you coz they might grab it later for themselves... sad to know but it truly happened... your lucky mate... thanks for sharing
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Yes, I am still lucky to come across with good people like the vendor. God bless those kind souls.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
4 Jul 08
yes bless them.... and you too mate...
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@TheCarter (370)
• United States
30 Jun 08
That is so funny. I rented some movies out of this RentCube machine down the street. I selected, and paid for three movies. I just walked away from the machine and went shopping for my groceries. I then went back to the machine when I was leaving and had the dejavous feeling. Strangely all the movies I wanted to rent were checked out, and the machine wouldn't take my card saying I had reached my limit. DUUUUHHHHH.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
1 Jul 08
OMG!!! its really stranged... so what did you do?
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• United States
3 Jul 08
It took me four days to get past the embarrassment of having done it. Then I called up the Rentcube company. The CSR sounded as if she had never heard of anything so dumb, but hey that's what insurance is for right as she said, "I'll process this claim right away and remove the charges from your credit card, sir. Will there be anything else?" I thought I heard her say stupid at the end but, that could just be me. LOL
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
4 Jul 08
well she might say it too.... lol but not letting you knw or else shell be in trouble hahaha... thanks mate
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
Me, i experienced it but i know i did not forgot to bring it. Way back i went to grocery to buy some stuff for our kitchen, i even had a list. Due to volume of the stuff and I was very busy looking at the cashier while inputing my goods, i did not check the bag at the counter. When i went home to double check it ( which is my mistake that should be done on the grocery) i lost three of the items so i came back and go to the counter again and ask them i had three missing items. They told me they have put all in the bag so it is impossible to left an item there. My eyes are travelling around the counter bag area and i had seen there the three items that i think they are just hiding it. So i call up the manager and as for assistance and talk to him my concern. Without argument he checked the tag of the items and we found out that the items already been sold, which means it belongs to a receipt and already paid.Good thing i have the receipt with me and it proves that is my item. They put it sealed with a plastic bag and the manager talked to his personnel. I have doubts if this is just an honest mistake or a modus operandi. I shared it to all of my friends after and they avoid that grocery when buying goods.
• China
1 Jul 08
i never did so .when i buy something ,i know thet thisi one is my own ,i have paid for it, so ,i won't forget my own things.even i forgot to bring it from the shop ,i will turn back to take it back ,
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
1 Jul 08
well sometimes we cant help it... especially if there were heaps of groceries youre looking after... we always forget even a little one... but i think its the cashier or whoever store person it is... to put the stuff that being forgotten by the buyers aside so that they can give it back once the buyer will come and get it... but on the other hand, i do believe that there is a modus operandi on that... theyre just unlucky coz you figure it out... so next time pal be careful... thanks for sharing
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
i am a very forgetful person and so i tend to forget a lot of things, one time i forgot the things i bought in a grocery store, there are also times when i forgot the package i surrendered to the baggage counter of the supermarket. not only that, yesterday when i paid a credit card bill in the bank i forgot to return the queuing number to the guard after my turn.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
6 Jul 08
hahahaha it happened to me too! alwayzzzzzzz!!! like forgot to queuing number to the guard... i have brought it with me at home and realize later.... if its too far i wont bother to bring it back ill wit till i come back.. but if its only few blocks away i will manage to go back and surrender it :) welcome to my world mate and thanks for the responce
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I went to town with my daughters yesterday and my oldest daughter left her purchases in the store. we had to turn around and go back, the lady in the store saw us drive back up and brought it out to her.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
30 Jun 08
the lady is nice... atleast she's polite to brought the stuff back to you... for sure its so important that you bother to go back and get it... :) thanks for the responce pal...
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
hi jhoen! yeah, i've experienced that too! its quite embarrassing because you appear like an old forgetful person to the cashier and the other customers. ^__^;; this happens to me usually when i buy only one item. and yeah, it also happened to me that i've already at home before i remember that i forgot to bring the item with me. i also call the attention of other people who have forgotten and left the item that they bought.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
Hello jHoEn16, It never happened to me but, I had a different experience - I always forgot what did I buy! I make it a habit to check the price and the stuff when I reach home, whenever I go for shopping. That job is done easily as you can find the item and the price next to it on your receipt. It is different with Tesco - the receipt only has the code number and the price. One day, I went home and checked my stuff but couldn't find a thing with the price stated on the receipt. My sister and I tried hard to remember. Unfortunately, both of us couldn't even remember the stuff. I was angry thinking that the cashier charged me twice and went back to the hypermarket to check on it. The customer service looked at the price and asked me whether I did buy any baby products. I confidently said yes and told them that those products were checked but I couldn't find the one with that price. He went for awhile and came back to me - showing me something and asked me, "Did you buy this, Madam?" I looked at it and slowly said yes! I found a good excuse to tell them and just went away feeling like a stupid. I bought a milk bottle and when I reached home, I quickly soaked it with other milk bottles as my baby was crying that time. I totally forgot about it!