Have you ever done this?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever paid a stranger's total at a drive-thru?
    No, and I wouldn't : (35 votes)
    22 %
    No, but I might : (90 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, I have done this but I doubt I will again : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Yes, I do this every so often and will again : (30 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s never happened to me and I’ve never done it before but it just happened to my coworker at the DD last week. She came to pick me up and stopped at the DD on her way to get me and said that someone in front of her at the drivethru paid for her coffee and donut!

    That was really nice of you to do! Good for you!

    Post # 4
    724 posts
    Busy bee

    I have, several times. And others have for me, several times. Treat and be treated, yo.

    Post # 6
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    That is very nice!  

    Post # 7
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Yes! It’s wonderful to get, so it’s fun to give! It totally makes your day and reminds you that people are not total  *&^@s. 😉 I fully recommend it.

    Post # 8
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  That wouldn’t work here, unless you held up the line for ages, but I have payed with a larger note (say a $20 and my total was $16) and I tell them to put it towards the next guy. Some of them are so dumb they ran to the next window to give me my forgotten change… Hah! I think its a nice thing to do 🙂

    It came about after there was some guy who payed for my meal once at a petrol station, when I realised Id left my wallet in the car. I was so grateful 🙂

    Post # 9
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Thats generous of you! 

    Post # 10
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    That is very sweet of you!

    I have never done that before, but i might 🙂 next time i go to a drive through i will pay for the person behind me.. Just for the sake of it 🙂

    Post # 11
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I haven’t done it, but only because I’ve never driven myself through a drive thru!  I always park and go in, usually the line is quicker.  (I get that parking a truck at Timmy’s in a huge pain in the ass though, I usually avoid going to Timmy’s when I’m driving it.)

    I think about it every now and again, and would do it – if I ever decide to use the drive thru.

    Post # 12
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    That is an awesome thing to do.  Usually, if it happens to me, I immediately try to see if the person in front of me is someone I know, but didn’t notice was in front of me, because that’s how it usually happens, lol.

    Post # 13
    11593 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s not a Canadian thing… it’s a niceness thing.  People do it all the time, all over the world.

    Post # 14
    15011 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I do little things like that all the time, especially when DH is working. I bought an extra tin of popcorn from the boy scouts and told the little man to hand it to the next old lady that came out the doors. It was senior discount day so the store was full of them. I paid what a lady was short for groceries in front of me. She was obviously struggling, was only buying basics, and was trying to figure out what to put back. I had been there in that spot and couldn’t let her leave there without necessities to get by. If I see a soldier at the coffee shop I try to always pay for it. DH randomly buys breakfast for old people sitting alone at our favorite breakfast place. He also randomly buys flowers from the bar flower ladies and hands them out to older alone ladies or socially awkward ladies. He hates seeing all the ladies in a group get flowers and one or two in a group get left out. I love that it is something we both do, being a kind helping human being makes everyone’s life better.

    Post # 15
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I have done it, its never happened to me before at a drive thru but someone has paid for my toll before 🙂 i love doing it and i make a point to do it on fridays as away to say happy friday! or i do it in memory of someone (sandy hook victims etc) to be honest it makes my day more than anything.

    Post # 16
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @MrsPanda99:  I put no but I might.

    I’ve never done this in the US, never had it done.

    But I can see if someone FINALLY lets me in after being frustrated, thanking them like this.

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