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Pay-it-forward...in the drive thru. Doh!

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Surfguy, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Lil Pun

    Lil Pun Contributing Member

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    I've had this happen before and have continued the trend. The surprise is rather nice and hopefully the people behind my car felt the same way after I paid for their order.
     
  2. codell

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    I would have insisted on paying for mine myself and told the cashier to pass along the gesture from the car in front of me to the car behind me.

    Pay It Forward Middle Man.......I just blew ya'll's minds there didn't I?

    heh
     
  3. arkoe

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    I would most likely just yell at the cashier and tell them to keep my order.
     
  4. lookabove

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    Repped - just reading made me feel good.

    This thread is breath fresh air compare to GARM.
     
  5. Angkor Wat

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    This does nothing for me since the only time I go drive thru is to get one, maybe two items max. I doubt it improves my day because I would feel guilty if I didn't pay for the guy behind me and on top of that, I most likely end up losing money paying for the next mans meal.

    Didn't even know this was going around. I probably would have been that jackass who said "cool" and drove off lol. Much rather just pay for my own meal, less hassle.
     
  6. RocketRaccoon

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    Oh good grief.

    If a kind jester brings out your guilt, lack of self-worth or anger, and if this is what represents America's High Moral Ground then we're all F'd.
     
  7. ima_drummer2k

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    You know, the fact that you disagree with me always makes me even more resolute and confident in my opinion.

    Now THAT'S paying it forward. I did the same thing at the airport last summer. Bought Subway for 2 servicemen in line behind us. They tried to stop me but I insisted. They were very grateful but seemed a little embarrassed. I almost wondered if I was being too presumptuous? Still felt good though.
     
  8. Haymitch

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    I don't care if he's kind or rude, jesters still creep me out.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. RocketRaccoon

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    DOH!

    Would you believe Gesture. (damn, missed it by that much)
     
  10. Rocketman95

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    No, that's just an awesome deed. Paying it forward is you doing a good deed when someone went out of their way to do a good deed for you. It'd be paying it forward if you were doing this because of a stranger's random act of kindness to you.

    I'm with RR and justtxyank, the idea isn't just some stupid thing to get people to pay for each other's meals. It's meant to inspire others to do good in the world. Color me not surprised there are so many on here who are going to nitpick this to death.
     
  11. AroundTheWorld

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    Cashier is scamming you
     
  13. Louka

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    Mental health is still an issue at large
     
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    ^^This
     
  15. Surfguy

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    Don't buy me a f_cking meal if you are a stranger. I don't want it! I don't need your charity! LOL.

    By the way, I drive a 2007 Camry SE. Does that make me be your little bi_ch in need of paid-for meals?

    I'm just kidding around. Whether I didn't accept the random act of kindness acceptably to you and/or passed on the favor to the car behind me for the right or wrong reason or whatever, it's an interesting case study into my brain and thought processes. I'm not really ready to go there in depth but some of your points have been taken. I am a flawed person. I acknowledge that. I wanted to pay for my meal and I found a way.
     
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  16. Angkor Wat

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    Now tipping is a whole different story. I make sure to over tip, regardless of service. Never really had service that bad to where I had to complain or not leave tip. Then again I'm pretty simple. As long as my food comes out and is edible, I'm good.
     
  17. pmac

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    Surfguy, I drink your milkshake
     

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