Note: If you're looking for today's Thankful Thursday post... it's right below this one... or you can just click here.
---------------last week's. Instead of using literal pocket change, I found this in the bottom of my purse...
Hmmm... what to do with my newly found $6.41... what to do, what to do...
Then it hit me. I would use it for someone else... in the McDonalds drive-thru line. I mean, I was already planning on getting myself a Dr.Pepper... so why not just pay for the car behind me??
Phew. Safe... the car behind me had a total of $4.43... good to go.
Probably the best part of this experience was my interaction with the guy at the cashiers window...
guy: (not smiling and not looking at me) "Total is $1.06"
me: (give him my $1.06) "Ummm... I want to pay for the car behind me too, can you tell me their total?"
guy: (totally stops what he's doing and looks at me) "Why? Do you know them?"
guy: (smile) "Wait a second... I remember you from a long time ago... you've done this before haven't you?"
me: (nope... that wasn't me, I've never even been to this particular McDonalds before, but I'm completely exhilarated at the fact that someone else has done this before and it's obviously made an impression on this young man) "No... I don't think that was me..."
guy: (now completely smiling from ear to ear) "Oh.... are you sure? Man, that is just so nice! I don't get it... why do you do it if you don't know them??"
me: "I mean, who doesn't like a free lunch every once in a while, right?"
guy: "Yeah... no kidding! And you never know how something so simple might just make their day!"
So true, so true. Wise words Mr. McDonalds cashier guy... kind of like how you just made mine.
I'll never know if the car behind me was excited to have their lunch paid for or if they could care less... but I do know that a simple $4.43 sure did make my day. I got a lot more than a Dr. Pepper in that drive-thru line...
For the month of October I'm doing a 31-day series on "change." Go here to see the full line-up of "change" posts.