I had a STRANGER buy my breakfast yesterday.Submitted by Jefferson2 on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 10:13
I am going to expose my occasional bad eating habits, to share this experience. It is worth it.
I was headed into work yesterday, and stopped into Jack in The Box to get a sausage biscuit, and some coffee. (I guess I've had "Jack in the box Conway" on my mind recently).
I usually eat at home before I leave, but once again got caught in the DP tractor beam, and was a little late getting out the door.
So I'm in the drive through, thinking about the massive challenges I have coming up at work, and the current ones going on in my personal life, as well as thoughts about the coming events, and how to prepare for them.
I go to pay, and the lady says "That's alright, the guy in front of you got your breakfast." I was shocked to say the least. I said, '"NO WAY... You're kidding right?!?"
She said "no....he does it every morning for the person behind him." I was still in a state of disbelief, and asked again if she was pulling my leg. She assured me she wasn't and handed me the food. She said that his intention was to "bless at least one person a day."
I jokingly asked "So WHAT time does this guy usually come through here?" as if I was going to wait for him in the parking lot the next morning and pull in behind him.
It certainly caught me off guard, and temporarily took my mind off of my own challenges for a minute, and made a positive impact, if only for a moment. I wondered who this stranger was, and wanted to chase him down and thank him, but realized that he probably did not want thanks, or recognition. I like his style.
Some of us may not have the money to buy a stranger breakfast. I am not in a financial position to do it every day, nor do I want to eat fast food every day, but I will certainly pass it on, or pay it forward so to speak.
I thought about what I would say to the fast food worker to tell the person behind me, as to why I paid for their breakfast.
I could say that I just "wanted to bless at least one person every day"
I could say that I just wanted them to "Google Ron Paul" or "WTC 7," or whatever. Or, I may just not say anything.
All I can say, is that it made an impact on me, and if the person had asked that I "Google Ron Paul," I would have been doing so, as soon as I had the chance.
Anyway, I must once again, break free from the DP tractor beam, and get myself ready for work. Have a good day all.