Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Pay It Forward


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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So this just happened to me (as I write this on Friday). . .

What if the car in front of you just paid for your drive through order?

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  1. Easy one, I would pay it forward. The next time I went I would pay for the person behind me :)

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  2. Well, when I use the drive-through, it comes to very little (usually just an iced coffee or a special from the app), so I doubt I could afford to pay for the order behind me! A fast food meal costs between $8 and $10 now where I live! So, I'd think, "How nice of them," take it and drive on my way.

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    1. Also a valid response. Especially if you don't have much on you.

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  3. I rarely...rarely go through drive through as I don't drink coffee. That being said, I had that happen once to me..I was getting an orange juice and they told me the man paid for it. Did I pay it forward...not that time because I didn't have enough money on me and I don't like using debit there. The next time..maybe 6 month or a year later, I did do it..it made me feel good.

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    1. Yeah, you have to gauge it. Do you have enough on you? Sometimes, you only have what you were planning to spend.

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  4. First, I'd wonder why I was in the drive through as we never eat fast food.
    Then I'd pay for the car behind me.

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  5. I would pay it forward like Martha said. This has yet to happen to me though I hear others tell of it.

    Betty

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  6. I'm in Alex's camp. We don't do fast food except when traveling (which means, nowadays, never) and we usually go into the store to use the rest room. But if someone did pay for our food, I would want to pay it forward next time.

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    1. I used to never get fast food, but I've gotten back into it.

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  7. Its only right to cough up for the person behind because its the right thing to do

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  8. Thank them and pay it forward also...

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  9. I'm with Dora as long as I could afford it. And how nice of that person!

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