Also, I don't know what's up with The Patriot, but that's not how Conservatives act as a rule. In fact they are more charitable than liberals when it comes to their own money.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Nobody did anything wrong, but it's very poor customer service. I had a friend who had a similar experience when she lived in Portland. It was just as the worst storm that had hit the area in years came in, she went to K-Mart to buy some candles so she and her son wouldn't have to sit in the dark all night. The power was already out and she tried to write them a check, but they refused to take it because they couldn't verify it. She had been a long-term customer there for years, had written hundreds of checks and never bounced one, but they refused to take it so she ended up in the dark.
To this day, she still won't shop at K-Mart. For a minor inconvenience, they've probably lost thousands of potential dollars over the years.
I think the clerk was wrong for not selling the inhaler. However, if her life were really in danger, I am surprised that no one thought of calling 911. They would have been there in a flash. Very strange.
In a legal sense, CVS had no obligation to sell them anything if they don't have the money to cover the full price. So I'd say legally speaking, they were within their rights. Morally speaking it's a completely different story. Placing a literal dollar ahead of another person's life is as cold and heartless as it gets. I'm shocked one of the employees didn't just offer up the missing buck, or at least accept the cell phone as collateral.
And lastly, to those saying the woman is responsible for keeping an inhaler on her, yes you are right. That is her responsibility and no one else's, but is too much to ask for or even expect a little human compassion now and then?
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