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Owner Leaves Store Open On Day Off With Note & Honesty Box

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Tom Algie

Daily Mail Online: Shopkeeper Tom Algie faced a dilemma over Christmas  –  how to give himself and his three staff time off but without letting down his customers.

So he came up with a solution to suit everyone: leaving the hardware store open with an honesty box.

He left a note telling shoppers who came in on Boxing Day to serve themselves and then leave their payment in the box he had rigged up. Perhaps astonishingly, his plan worked.

When Mr Algie, 47, returned at 4.15 pm to close up, he was delighted to find the shop in Settle, North Yorkshire, had taken £187.66  –  and two euros.

bspcommentCan you imagine the chaos if a shopkeeper in North Amercia tried a stunt like this. Bravo for the class shown by the people of Settle.


Written by mattliving

January 2, 2009 at 11:36 am

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