63 days ago


Carissa from Papatoetoe

If you broke something in a store, would you offer to pay for the damages? If someone hit your car, would you like that person to leave a note on your car with their details? If someone came into your house, broke something and left, is that ok? Well, last week a customer broke the glass on a beautiful antique lamp at Katikati Antiques and did not offer to pay for damages. The customer broke the lamp when putting a hat back on the stand in the window. They interacted with the shop assistant, but did not offer to pay. They exchanged phone numbers, but the customer is not answering. If you are this person or know who did this, please do the right thing. Why should owner of this store be out of pocket? You broke it, at least offer something. "Lovely to look at, delightful to hold. If you break it, consider it sold."

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