to be consumed by guilt over delivery man?

(57 Posts)
riskit4abiskit Mon 27-Jan-14 19:06:31

We had a supermarket delivery. We were given a bottle of vodka. We didnt order it. My dh said ' ssh dont mention it.'

Now I am worried delivery man will get in trouble! Hes so friendly.

if dh wasnt there I would have given it back because we didn't pay for it. I feel bad now.

blush I saw your two posts together and the times.., I missed that they were a day apart!

riskit4abiskit Wed 29-Jan-14 16:19:23

They collected the next evening about dinner time.

What time did they collect it? I would have called and told them it was a mistake but I would not have appreciated the doorbell going after 9.30pm to collect it!

MomsStiffler Wed 29-Jan-14 09:27:05

I'd look at it as a gift from Mr Tesco for all the money we've spent there over the years & raise a glass to him.

It'd cheer me up nearly as much as when a shop with one of those "please check you have the correct change as mistakes won't be rectified" gives you an extra fiver!!

Cockadoodledooo Wed 29-Jan-14 08:20:07

If you wouldn't brazenly walk out of a shop with it without paying, then you should at least call and ask them to collect.

kungfupannda Wed 29-Jan-14 07:40:46

I once got an entire duplicate shopping order. I was the last one on the round, and the driver was told to give me the whole lot and if I wouldn't accept it, he'd have to take it all the way back.

We had a very full fridge and had to distribute fresh stuff around the family to get it used up.

tripecity Wed 29-Jan-14 07:14:28

I appear to be the only person who would just keep it. This happened to us just before Christmas - we gave it to FIL as a present. The thinking behind it was that Mr Tesco can afford a bottle of spirirts and they would have factored in human mistakes s and I don't believe the packer would be charged for it

Idocrazythings Wed 29-Jan-14 07:00:50

Maybe you're part of a secret study in honesty and they'll come back with a brand new car for you for being so honest!! One can only hope smile

daisychain01 Wed 29-Jan-14 05:13:54

Oh well have a drink on MN for doing the right thing wine. Good Karma will be yours x

PorkPieandPickle Tue 28-Jan-14 23:05:56

Booooooooooo sad

riskit4abiskit Tue 28-Jan-14 22:50:51

Buggers collected it

riskit4abiskit Mon 27-Jan-14 21:30:55

smile daisy

I would not have hesitated to report if money had been involved. Thanks to all for your help

whois Mon 27-Jan-14 21:30:05

If you ring and say you got a bottle of vodka you didn't order then you will most likely be allowed to keep it - and the picker and driver won't get in trouble for an honest mistake.

Much better to ring and say rather than let someone get in trouble.

I got a pack of brussel sprouts I hadn't ordered last time, and was missing an endive. Not a good swap!

daisychain01 Mon 27-Jan-14 21:27:15

toffee a bunch of strangers? How very dare you! We are riskits close friends and have coffee together every week grin

>>> group hug<<<

daisychain01 Mon 27-Jan-14 21:23:12

Always best to own up, in case the driver or packer ends up paying out of their own wages. How would anyone find out? You'd never know if they did or didnt but is it worth risking that possibility? Only you can answer that, depending on how you see things.

DH and I had a dilemma last week, DH took £500 out of his BS account and discovered they had not updated his passbook. Next day he rang the branch and they are looking into the matter, probably will update the passbook on DHs next visit. The thought of that poor girl being £500 down when she cashed up was too much to bear sad

riskit4abiskit Mon 27-Jan-14 21:22:37

Wish it had been chocolate instead! Noone has phoned back and its been 4 hours now.

toffee, I was torn between doing the right thing and the easy thing. Everyone's advice persuaded me to do the right thing and avoid feeling guilty all night.

You should have given him an egg grin

ImperialBlether Mon 27-Jan-14 21:09:32

You could have said you'd opened it before realising that it wasn't yours. They wouldn't want it back, not with lipstick around the open top!

giraffesCantMakeResolutions Mon 27-Jan-14 21:01:28

I would like some free chocolate

I'd worry about it too. DH would have drunk it already. grin

You did the right thing, I doubt they'll ask for it back.

HoneyDragon Mon 27-Jan-14 20:56:43

ashtrayheart I think its a compensation thing. For every 37 times you get a random substitution like a tub of Brussels pate as an alternative for a bottle of shampoo , they send you something good.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Mon 27-Jan-14 20:53:04

So you are worried about delivery man getting into trouble but wanted a load of strangers to tell you it was fine and to keep it hmm. Quick turn around there.

I received two items in my Waitrose shop and one missing item. I rang to tell them. They said if the driver didn't[t come back for them by the end of the day I could keep them. I ended up taking them back to the shop as I hadn't paid for them, wouldn't use them and it was wasteful to bin them.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 27-Jan-14 20:50:28

Fwiw I once had a bike delivered it was faulty so they collected it and sent another that was faulty so they sent another and a spare part it needed but did not collect the second bike.

I told them to collect it 3 times they did not the 4th time they told me to keep it as a good will thing

FudgefaceMcZ Mon 27-Jan-14 20:45:01

Phone up, they'll tell you to keep it probably. I've had a packet of bacon, some icecream and a pack of 1st class stamps off wrong deliveries- when you phone they aren't bothered at all!

ashtrayheart Mon 27-Jan-14 20:27:22

I think I might start shopping online again grin

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