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I had a STRANGER buy my breakfast yesterday.

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.




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The neat thing about this thread

and the DP for that matter, is that I will go back and ask the "Jack In The Box lady", to tell that kind stranger, that his random act of kindness was posted for thousands to see, and that others were inspired by it and will try and do the same.

He will know that his one kind act, possibly could have inspired dozens, if not hundreds of random acts of kindness. Who knows how it could multiply exponentially from there?

I think that is pretty cool. Thanks MN for giving us a place to share..

hi

your story is very inspiring.

Unfortunately, my memory is very bad, and i most likely will forget about it in the morning.

But for the time being it makes me want to help out my brother man to the left.

Really love the message here!

Really love the message here! inspires me to want to do the same thing.

I think i want to adopt a family this year for christmas - but thats not nearly as cool as random stealth stuff like that.

I commend you for being brave enough to expose your 'occasional' bad eating habits, lol. but Jack in the Box? really? :( I hope that if we're going to start buying strangers breakfast we can also promote health as well as good will. all we're doing by buying people's fast food meals is killing them just a little quicker (and that can add up fast!)

Too cool!

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Gotta love those random acts

Gotta love those random acts of kindness!

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Hey Brother

That is the best post I ever read on this site.

That is some cool bacon and eggs my brother!

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Sweet!!!!!

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. I will pass this on to the person behind me in the morning at Timmy Ho's... It's just wonderful coffee.

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Great Idea!

When the time comes for me to have a HUGE RON PAUL 2012 decal on my rear glass it would be great to do the same at drive-through windows and toll roads. The person behind might think, "Hey, those Ron Paul folks are alright!"

Exactly what I was thinking

My car is loaded with libertarian and ron paul stuff on the back end........If I paid someone's meal and then held them up in the drive thru line long enough, they might be able to absorb all the messages.

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You have to think twice about your driving courtesy when you have bumper stickers on your car.

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Of course I do

Ron Paul Represents me and I represent Ron Paul. Very courteous.......

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Jefferson, just for sharing that great story...

I would like to buy you a couple of monster tacos
at Jack in the crotch next time you are in my
neck of the woods. I'll even super size it, and add
an order of curly fries. It will have to be around midnight
after a night kicking back at the ranch and sharing some
"Purple Drank" ;)

We need to at least get together for a birthday toast.
Cheers mate!

Not only was it positive for

Not only was it positive for you but for everyone who read your delightful story. Thanks stranger! : )

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Wow, that's awesome!

Great post, Jefferson.

Sorry couldn't stop. Shore leave always too short. Liberty .

I was the one with the Pilot's cap.

Do it all the time. Don't believe me? Next you visit an old western tavern, call out to the most senior proprietor, "Twain it." See what happens.

Sometimes I paid. Sometime just signed. Proprietors were more interested in chatting with me, than what little money I had wasting away in my pocket.

Sometimes the proprietor would leave my tab open even I moseyed along. There weren't many photo boxes those rough days out West. My open tab & signature was all the proprietor had shy of swearing, to prove I was on the premises.

The proprietors sought out folks to ply with free food & drink, just to regale in the facts meeting up with me.

Oh for Heaven & Hell, have the whole town come out. Tell 'em you are "Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson... you may call me Tom."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Thanks :)

Very nice post.

This happened here in Seattle.

A similar event happened at a drive-thru Starbucks in W. Seattle a couple of years ago. The goodwill went on for more than 24 hours, with each customer picking up the tab for the customer behind them.

Here is another example of it happening:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004084452_w...

Goes to show that a little goodwill can spread like a wildfire.

Cheers all.

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that is unreal to me..we are

that is unreal to me..we are so generous..guess starbucks will go out of business when coffee is $15./ cup

lol i dont think so

i think that acts of kindness like this will STOP forever haha. but people WILL still buy.

Hah, yeah wait until you hear how it ended...

I read in one of the various community newspapers here that the string of goodwill ended when a woman came through and stated, "I am in too much of a hurry."

She quickly drove away with her paid-forward coffee, ending the over 48-hour (revised from 24-hour) string of goodwill.

You know who you are, lady.

Think for yourself. Question authority.

Reminds me of this lady in Liverpool.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-137089349.html

"A MYSTERY benefactor has been spotted handing out fivers to shoppers at Liverpool's Lime Street station.

The woman, described as in her 70s and holding a Harrods carrier bag, was seen handing out the notes to people at around 2pm yesterday.

Witnesses said she had also been there on Sunday afternoon. Emily Curtis, 18, a marketing worker based at a stand just inside the station, watched in amazement when the woman started handing out the cash."

I think that Fast Food Benefactor Guy has a better strategy though. He's thinking long term.

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There is a higher power. There is goodness in this world.

Good people attract good deeds. The best gifts are those that are not only unexpected, but those that are received with their heart in the right place so that the gift is accepted with thanksgiving.

We can all learn a lot from this.

I do this too

I pay for the guy behind me and I ask the person in the window to "hand him this just to think about." The person in the window always takes it right in stride. As I drive off, I get a kick out of looking back and seeing the person in the car straining to see who just drove off!! By then, I am about 100 feet away. It's funny. Yes, I hand him Ron Paul brochures. Breakfast is cheaper than any other meal and if there is only one person in the car, they are usually not taking something home to the family. But it still does the trick and is very rewarding. I have been doing it when I have something to pass out since 2008 election season. And a few years before that on another political issue.

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Thank you.
Very uplifting...

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Wonderful

Now THIS is the kind of news we need more of!

Thank you Jefferson.

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If we think about this in terms of the BIG picture it can work for our country completely and totally. Thank you very much for sharing!

Keeping it positive is a great thing! Thanks.

THAT IS AWESOME

I am going to do it for somebody today!!!!!!!

Nice to start the day with a

Nice to start the day with a smile..see how his kindness rippled?

Pay it Forward

Remember that movie? This is what this guy at the drive in is doing... no need to just do this at drive ins, do it anywhere. Wear your Ron Paul 2012 button when you do it.

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

And Yet

It was pay it backwards at the same time :D