Gas Station Gaffe.

Author:Klosterman, Chuck
Position:Ethical Dilemma
 
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I went to a gas station and gave the attendant $20 to refill my tank. He mistakenly put in more than $20 worth of gas. Should I have insisted on paying only $20 or paid the difference?

--Vincent Mazzolla, North Arlington, New Jersey

TECHNICALLY you can refuse to COMMENT compromise. You made a clear verbal on this ethical dilemma agreement, and one party failed to fulfill his side of the bargain. If you insisted on not giving the station one penny more than $20, there's not much they could do. But is that something you ought to do? I don't think so. The man made a mistake. It's not as if he accidentally...

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