Tuesday, September 23, 2008


ETA...well...I was able to send an e-mail to Blogger, but so far I haven't been able to figure out how to get it out of Word (Documents to Go) into the e-mail. So for now, I'll leave you with the title: Integrity.

I finally got it to go to my computer! I had to copy and paste from Word, but here it is.

Note: this is my first blog post typed on my new "smart " phone.

Integrity , they say, is what you do when nobody is looking. What do you do when nobody is looking? Yesterday one of my co-workers came in and announced that a gas station 3 blocks away had a glitch in their computers. they were selling gas for 37 cents a gallon. I immediately grabbed my wallet and keys and headed for the car. But then I stopped. Was it true? Was it right? Did it show integrity?

Yes, it would have felt good to stick it to the gas company. It would have been great to fill up my car for less than $5! (And fill up the Suburban for less than $20!) But I thought of the gas station owner who paid a lot more than 37 cents a gallon for the gas. And I thought of the employee who made the mistake with the pukp. What would happen to him now? Would he be fired? Would he have to make restitution?

About 15 minutes after the call came in, we heard an update. The line srtetched on for blocks. I haven't been able to find any news stories, but apparently a lot of people stopped by for a great deal.

So, was I showing integrity? or was I too lazy oer cynical (it will be too late when I get there)? Did I do the right thing? What you have done?


Carol said...

Thanks for your comment of Faith Lifts. God Bless!

Ginger said...

that's a hard one!