Just the thought that you came short of the day’s earnings is already totally terrifying.
A Filipina cashier in Dubai thought that there’s no hope in getting back the money amounting to Dh400.
Nerissa Maglanque, 27, was working in an exchange bureau at Dubai Airport when she found out that her cash box was short of Dh390.
“It was around 1am. I had five customers who exchanged 100 euros that morning, which is equal to Dh390. My boss was so kind to help me trace who the customer was and we ended up with two leads,” says Maglanque.
Through the CCTV footage, she found out that she gave twice the amount of Dh390 for the 100-euro bill. She called the customer but to no avail, she couldn’t get through the call. Maglanque was left with a painful heart.
“I had to try and recover the money, otherwise I would have to pay for it (Dh390) out of my own pocket, but I only had Dh60 on me and that was not an option,” says Nerissa.
Luckily, after a while, the customer rang back and assured her that everything will be alright.
“Don’t worry,” says Pierre Yves Couplet, the honest customer who is a Belgian national.
“I am sorry about this issue. Yesterday, I was tired and did not check the money you had given me until I reached the hotel. I really hope you don’t get into trouble because of that,” the Belgian national said.
Couplet, an export manager of a chocolate company just landed in Dubai from Germany and was really exhausted to notice that there was excess money.
Couplet and Maglanque met at the Dubai World Trade Center and returned the money. He also gave extra chocolates to Maglanque just to make sure that there is no hard feelings on him.
“Dh390 is already more than 5,000 [Filipino] pesos, which is almost half the money I send home monthly,” she added. “God is truly amazing. I just realised to never doubt his faithfulness.”