Post # 1
I was driving to work yesterday and I had no time to make breakfast. I decided to stop at Tim Hortons (how Canadian eh? :P) and I drove in from a side entrance. I forgot how busy it gets in the morning (generally I hate Tims but I was very hungry) and none of the cars from the other entrance would let me in (jerks!). I was trying to be nice at first but I have a big ass truck so I was going to just go for it and small cars be damned when another truck stopped and let me in.
The truck was full of construction or trades workers and I thought it was so nice of them (or maybe I’m just a sap). I decided to pay their total as well as my own so they all got free breakfast. I am not sure if it is a Canadian thing but this has happened to me a few times – I get to the window and the cashier tells me that my total has already been paid by the person in front of me. I like to “pay it forward” so to speak and I definitely like to reward kindness because there is not enough of it.
Small thing, but it can make someone’s day 😀
Post # 3
It’s never happened to me and I’ve never done it before but it just happened to my coworker at the Dirty Delete last week. She came to pick me up and stopped at the Dirty Delete 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
I have, several times. And others have for me, several times. Treat and be treated, yo.
Post # 5
@futuremrsk18: OMG Dunkin Donuts. I literally want to cross the border right now and get some, lol. Why oh why can’t it come to Canada?!
Post # 7
- 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
@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 # 10
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
@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
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
It’s not a Canadian thing… it’s a niceness thing. People do it all the time, all over the world.
Post # 14
I do little things like that all the time, especially when Darling Husband 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. Darling Husband 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
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
@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.