two times before ive gone to 7-11 didn't have enough money to pay, the person let me go and said it was all right and not to worry about it.
That's never happened to me, but I have gotten to the checkout in a grocery store and discovered my purse had been stolen from my shopping cart. Totally different, because the food hasn't yet been consumed. Still embarrassing.
I had nothing. They snatched my whole purse. Didn't even have my bus pass, or my house keys or the pictures of my grandkids. Gone all gone. Now I only buy purses with straps long enough to wear over my head and shoulder. I never put it down when I am out of my own home.
This happened to me.. I asked for the manager, apologized and explained the situation. Left my car keys as an honourary and caught a taxi home, got a wad from the petty cash jar and went back to the restaurant. 10 minutes later, no more problems except a few teasing jokes the next time we visited :)
If there's one thing I've learnt in life it's that if you admit your mistakes at the first opportunity things generally go sweeter for you.
I had that happen filling up my car with fuel. They said I needed to leave a credit card and my license with them. I told them that was completely unnecessary, and they have no right to ask for those things, here is my number plate, name and address, I will bring it back. <br />
It's only against the law if you have no intention of paying. The police wouldn't be interested if you have demonstrated you are committed to pay.
First finished my snacks, completely.<br />
Then informed the person at cash counter that I did not bring the wallet.
Surely, I enjoyed the snacks!