Monday, September 30, 2019
Pay It Forward - Revisited
Recently I told you how happy I felt when a complete stranger paid for my meal at a fast food drive through. I was so surprised that I simply drove on through with a smile on my face.
I wished I had extended the favor for the car behind me. I was just too surprised.
The other day I was in town. As I often do when I drive that far I stopped to grab some fast food so I would not have to cook when I got home.
When I pulled up to the window to pay I asked how much the order for the car behind me would cost. I am limited because I have only my retirement funds to spend. I could handle the cost.
I told the cashier that I wanted to pay for the car behind me. She asked if I knew the person. I said no. Did I want her to have my name. No. She took my money.
I went to the next window only to be told that they were in the middle of cooking something that I had ordered. Would I please pull ahead and wait? Of course I would.
As I was waiting the women whose order I paid for drove by. They both had big smiles and waved in appreciation.
I was happy. They were happy. It was a pleasant experience.