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Old 07-28-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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In Salem today and we stopped for blended mochas - got to the window, made our order, and the counter person said the car ahead of us had paid for our drinks. I've heard of this before - the norm is that as each person gets free drinks they just pay it forward - or back in this case. Counter person said it is common for people to keep buying drinks for the people behind them in an unbroken chain for 5-6 hours. The coffee shop picks a modest amount as the anticipated charge - the 2 drinks we paid for for the car following were less than the 2 we ordered.
A first time for us.

Then there is Benny:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...re-than-55000/

This kinda stuff happen in your area?
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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Not quite the same, but this happened here last week:

Anonymous donor sends 1,200 barbecue meals to Columbus police
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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In Salem today and we stopped for blended mochas - got to the window, made our order, and the counter person said the car ahead of us had paid for our drinks. I've heard of this before - the norm is that as each person gets free drinks they just pay it forward - or back in this case. Counter person said it is common for people to keep buying drinks for the people behind them in an unbroken chain for 5-6 hours. The coffee shop picks a modest amount as the anticipated charge - the 2 drinks we paid for for the car following were less than the 2 we ordered.
A first time for us.

Then there is Benny:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...re-than-55000/

This kinda stuff happen in your area?
I've had a few occasions at the McDonald's drive-up where the people in front of me paid for my order. So I paid for the people behind me.
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I think my mind is a little blown here.
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In Portland there is a place called Voodoo Donuts. They are open 24/7, and the line is around the block. My favorite is maple bars with bacon

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Our part-time nanny has a personal connection to "Benny", as her family was the recipient of $100 found in a Walmart. Couldn't happen to a better family.

I'm very impressed with what this particular benefactor has accomplished with their gifts. I hope to be in a position to have a similar impact to the community sometime in the future.


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