An Interesting New Concept Others Could Adopt
A bakery in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, has done something quite unique. They have completely gotten rid of all cashiers inside the store. In its place, they have inserted what they call “trust boxes”. Owner Ghazi Hassan Tass has decided to test the honesty of his customers, believing they would do the right thing at the end of the day. Customers insert whatever amount they feel is appropriate for the items they take from the store. If you can’t afford it, then it is free. There is no monitors or cameras in the shop. In fact, the employees at the store never look at the people picking up baked good or depositing money. “Take what you want, and pay what you want” is the official policy at this bakery.
People Are Most Honest Than You Think
I know what you’re thinking right now, most certainly people are taking advantage of this store owner. Most likely people are taking as much as they can, and either leave too little or nothing at all. Well according to the owner, that is not the case at all…he said that people should most definitely be trusted. After a year and a half of testing this concept, the idea has been a success. The store owner waits to open the trust box at the end of every month, he often finds that the amount is close to what it should have been if they had cashiers present. Since the bakery does not have to pay for cashiers, it actually has experienced a rise in net income. People like Tass are proving that even though the world has hate, racism, and hunger, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the world a better place by trusting our fellow man.