So. I went back to the eye doctor today. I picked up my new and corrected right eye contact lens last night and it just wasn't "right". As I was sitting, waiting my turn to see the doctor, I saw this happen:
Man sitting in customer chair at desk: "Whether or not it's the reciept you "need" (he used his finger quotation marks), it's a receipt and you'd better make it work!"
Lady working at the eye glasses place: "Well, I understand what you're saying, and our system here doesn't need the other receipt, but the other system does because it goes by the bar code on the receipt. Give me a minute and let me see if I can pull it up out of the register."
At this point I think to myself: Thank goodness I don't have to deal with people like that anymore. They are so MEAN!
The woman working was back at the register for a while and then comes back......
Lady: "I can't get past needing the barcode on the receipt that you don't have - all it will let me do is issue a store gift card."
Man: "I DON'T WANT A STORE GIFT CARD. I WANT CASH."
Lady: "How did you pay for the glasses?"
Man: "I used my flex benefits debit card."
Well.......and this is where the hmmmm part comes from, and my question of the day:
If you pay for something with your flex benefits debit card, and then get CASH back for something that you are returning, isn't that something like, oh maybe INSURANCE FRAUD?
I mean - if you have money in your flex account that you've earned without paying taxes on it....and then buy something with it that qualifies as a health item (like glasses), and then return that item and get cash back, you can technically buy ANYTHING with that cash. Like a CD. Or a new shirt. Or anything else that is not health related. How is that OK?
After much going around, the woman working called a manager, who came and got the guy a gift card, and then refunded the gift card for cash, and gave the man the cash he wanted. I don't know if it was $3 or $300, but either way, I am very much bothered by this.
I know that people do things every day that are bad, wrong and just plain illegal, but when I see it happening I get really upset.
So, what do I do? Forget about it? Write a letter to the store? Realize that there are some dishonest people out there and move on with my life?