Stories of Kindness from Around the World

I Finally Had A Chance To Do This


--by dancingDog, posted Aug 21, 2008

I don't go to Starbucks very often because although I love coffee, their special drinks are a little on the pricey side.  When I do go, I usually don't have any extra money with me either.  But today, I had time to go before work and I had enough money to pay for the lady in back of me at the drive-thru - I've always wanted to do that!  

When I got to the window to pay, I was really excited!  The barrista was very deadpan about my request.  He said, "Well if you really want to be that generous, you can."  Glad he finally approved!

I drove away excited and exhilarated and a little curious about what my "victim" might be thinking - I just hope it made her day as happy as it made mine!

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trueself75 wrote: Awesome! I did this at my loacl Starbucks recently too and the cashier said that (at this location anyway) it's becoming more and more common. Nice to know that others are paying it forward! Have a wonderful day.
giraffe wrote: I did the same thing at a McDonald's. The drive-through guy was very deadpan in my case, too. I wonder what the guy behind me thought about getting a free meal. It doesn't matter; it was just fun to do.
Angel4eva wrote: Thats great keep doing good deeds
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Good for you for your kind act, thanks!
brighteyes wrote: DancingDog:
Got you me chuckling. I was trying to picture you in your car, the deadpan barrista (so funny) and peering in your rear view mirror...
"Victim" huh? That has a negative connotation...I usually use kindness recipient....but its just semantics...we get it....GOOD for you....the drinks are pricey but its my one indulgence....I don't drink, smoke, gamble....I do have a expresso machine at home, my Mom's Thk u present after a visit...and I do make my own on the weekend...I'm addicting to a cappuccino every morning- yum! ;)
AURELIA wrote: Sounds like FUN...When I shop and spend less than I planned I will do things like that with the extra money I get back at the drive in. :) ~Aurelia
nickname wrote: I love going to Starbucks. Up here in Canada there is a Canadian chain called Tim Horton's. Tim Horton was a professional hockey player and we lovingly refer to Tim Horton's as Timmy's. Anyway, I love going there too. I have never done what you have. I have never gone through the drive-thru but I will just to pay for the car behind me. Oh, btw, some fanatical people up here are trying to get city politicians to ban drive-thrus to save the planet. Groan.
lmil1954 wrote: Thanks for this one. I did it once (so far) and plan to do it again...next time I have a few bucks to even hit the drive through! It IS such utter joy for the giver-congrats to you. Lindam:)

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