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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Yep plenty of times. When I worked as a cashier there were times when people did not have enough money or servicemen/women would walk in and I would pay for it.
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    And the people on the Left like to keep those people on the Democratic Slave Plantation. Keep them down accountable and dependent to the Democratic Masters
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    After we hear the same, losing, anti-Democratic Party BS for the one thousandth time, it loses a lot of sting.

    You might want to try to come up with some new BS.




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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPepper View Post
    I would suggest limiting the amount of time you can receive them.
    If you work, I have no problem with you receiving EBT. If your in your 30's, never had a job and dont plan on looking....well thats a different story. :p Im also not interested in foreign wars....we have to many things here in this country that needs fixing.



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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past year or so I've seen several Facebook posts about someone in the drive thru paying for their meal, or someone at Starbucks paying for their coffee. A pay it forward type deal if you will. Have you ever randomly paid for someone's meal or drink? If so, why? I think it's neat.
    I've been part of such a thing on a couple of different occasions. It makes me wonder how long the train has been for the pay it forward. I always think it's cool when you can be part of one.

    Besides that, I've paid for food at school for kids many times. One time I specifically remember is a 6th grade girl being forced to take the wrong lunch option in the serving line (how that happened, I don't know...the serving ladies are almost always very nice, but this girl wouldn't have made it up) and she was very upset over it. So I went up, bought the item she wanted and gave it to her. She was very grateful and it made me feel good to see her smile in that way.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past year or so I've seen several Facebook posts about someone in the drive thru paying for their meal, or someone at Starbucks paying for their coffee. A pay it forward type deal if you will. Have you ever randomly paid for someone's meal or drink? If so, why? I think it's neat.
    I wouldn't pay for the next guy's in line drive-thru meal, but I've paid for meals. A homeless guy outside McDonald's. Gave him $5 to eat. He went right into the store after he waved a hearty goodbye to us as we drove away. Bought a woman at another McDonald's a Happy Meal for her little girl (supposed) hungry in her car, and bought her a Big Mac and a Coke. Frankly, I think she was a liar. Right after 911, was having breakfast in a greasy spoon, and a group of soldiers came in - three or four of them - we bought their breakfast and started a round of applause.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past year or so I've seen several Facebook posts about someone in the drive thru paying for their meal, or someone at Starbucks paying for their coffee. A pay it forward type deal if you will. Have you ever randomly paid for someone's meal or drink? If so, why? I think it's neat.
    I've done it quite a few times at Starbuck's...and one time even bought the drinks for Russian sailors at their first port-of-call in Hawaii after the fall of the Soviet Union. And then there's giving Thanksgiving dinner to a shut-in old man who lived nearby. And then there's the vegetables from our garden that we gave away every year, and the fruits from our trees that we give away now.

    I only list those because you asked - otherwise I wouldn't think about it, because the best things in life come not from what one gets, but from what one gives.
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I've done it quite a few times at Starbuck's...and one time even bought the drinks for Russian sailors at their first port-of-call in Hawaii after the fall of the Soviet Union. And then there's giving Thanksgiving dinner to a shut-in old man who lived nearby. And then there's the vegetables from our garden that we gave away every year, and the fruits from our trees that we give away now.

    I only list those because you asked - otherwise I wouldn't think about it, because the best things in life come not from what one gets, but from what one gives.
    To be honest, I actually forgot about the times I've done this until I started reading everyone's stories.

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    Thanks for sharing everyone!! It's nice to see the softer side of humanity!!

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past year or so I've seen several Facebook posts about someone in the drive thru paying for their meal, or someone at Starbucks paying for their coffee. A pay it forward type deal if you will. Have you ever randomly paid for someone's meal or drink? If so, why? I think it's neat.
    I'm not big on any fad activity and if it's on Facebook I'm not interested, but I have quite often paid for meals for homeless or destitute people. I often see one poor gentleman when I'm at McDonald's for my morning coffee and I'll pass him a $10 to get some breakfast and some coffee to start his day off and some change for later. I do it surreptitiously so as not to embarrass him, because although he is outwardly quite needy appearing, he is also a man of some integrity and pride as well and I respect that.

    I also used to do a similar thing for a homeless woman who used to hang out in the shopping mall near where I worked and was often around the Second Cup where I frequently got coffee - I would give the servers money for her to pick out whatever beverage and sweets or sandwiches she wanted and had them simply say someone has paid for her. She never knew I did it, which made it that much more rewarding.

    These are small things but not all thoughtful gestures need to be grandiose or advertised on Facebook or in the news. Just do it for yourself and a person you feel needs a little help along the way.
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not big on any fad activity and if it's on Facebook I'm not interested, but I have quite often paid for meals for homeless or destitute people. I often see one poor gentleman when I'm at McDonald's for my morning coffee and I'll pass him a $10 to get some breakfast and some coffee to start his day off and some change for later. I do it surreptitiously so as not to embarrass him, because although he is outwardly quite needy appearing, he is also a man of some integrity and pride as well and I respect that.


    I also used to do a similar thing for a homeless woman who used to hang out in the shopping mall near where I worked and was often around the Second Cup where I frequently got coffee - I would give the servers money for her to pick out whatever beverage and sweets or sandwiches she wanted and had them simply say someone has paid for her. She never knew I did it, which made it that much more rewarding.

    These are small things but not all thoughtful gestures need to be grandiose or advertised on Facebook or in the news. Just do it for yourself and a person you feel needs a little help along the way.
    It's not friends saying "hey I paid for a strangers meal", it's "the guy ahead of me at the drive thru just paid for my meal"

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