Twice in the last six months I've been in a convenience store where they were out of pennies and short changed me.

Granted, I'm out a whopping .05 from these two trips to the store, but that's not the point.

Why should a stores customers get the shaft because THEY ran out of pennies? Is it my fault they ran out? No. It's THEIR fault. Yet they expect their customers to pay for THEIR mistake?

Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it make more sense for the store to round UP and take a $10 loss (if that) rather than short changing their customers while they scurry to get more pennies? Me personally, I would reward a business ten fold for thinking of ME rather than worrying about losing a few cents due to their own mistake. In this economy, a lot of people are probably trying to save every penny they can.

What do you think? Am I making a big deal over nothing?? Share your thoughts below in the comments section!