Posted by Chris.
Some years ago while Christmas shopping in one of the local supermarkets I purchased a bottle of whisky as a stocking filler for my father. He liked a drop of whisky and always looked froward to Christmas when he could rely on a bottle as a Christmas gift.
As you would expect the supermarket was heaving with harassed shoppers stocking up for the Christmas holidays. When finally reaching the checkout a local boy scout group were packing bags for a small donation. I readily agreed to let the boys pack my shopping.
When I arrived home and unpacked the bags said bottle of whisky was missing! I searched the car, the boot and the floor of the car but no whisky was found. I immediately rang the supermarket and explained the situation. I thought probably the bottle had rolled under some of the carrier bags and the boys had missed it in the general confusion. The Customer Service assistant checked to see if a bottle of whisky had been handed in and none had.
I told her I wasn’t surprised as it had probably been lost in the heap of bags and probably packed into a later shoppers carrier bags! I in no way held the boys responsible as it was not a deliberate act I was sure but I had still paid for a bottle of whisky I did not have! The supermarket manager, with the true ‘spirit’ of Christmas replaced the lost whisky and my father was delighted with his present!
Some months later (March) I had decided to sell my car and told my husband I was going to give it a really thorough clean. I was in the process of cleaning the interior when I realised the passenger seat was jammed! Taking up the carpet and getting on hands and knees to my great surprise I found the offending obstruction!! There jammed under the seat was a bottle of whisky!!
Well did I return it to the supermarket with an apology or did my father receive an unexpected gift? I will let you decide!!!