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    Anyone have this happen, or hear of it happening?

    This morning I was going through the drive-thru at Tim Hortons, placed my order, when I got to the window the cashier told me it was paid for. I'm like huh! She said the woman in the car in front of me told her it was her turn to pay for the person behind. Someone must have paid her bill the same way. So does this create a chain of paying for the car behind you? I've never heard of this....

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    lol that is funny. maybe she just meant it was the nice thing she was doing today

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    Sounds like the plot for a sequel to "Pay it Forward".

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    u going to continue it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    Sounds like the plot for a sequel to "Pay it Forward".

    thought the same thing

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    phuck no the cheapskate sickler didn't keep it going.

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    paying it forward...that was nice of them!

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    i would hate to be in front of a car full of fatties.

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    One time this really really nice brand new Mercedes in front of me paid for my bridge toll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyburrito View Post
    i would hate to be in front of a car full of fatties.
    You have to ask how much first. ;-) Also, isn't it awkward if you are still right in front of the person you paid for, waiting for your food?

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    lucky I wasn't workin the window , I would've pocketed your money...

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    LOL at "Pay it Forward"

    I only ordered a coffee, don't know if she asked how much my bill was.

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    i do it all the time

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    no tim hortons where i live

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    no tim hortons where i live
    Yeah but maybe this isn't just Tim Hortons.......maybe it's for ALL drive-thrus.

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    I was asked once to pay for the car in front of me who sped and left without paying but never someone in front of me paid for my meal at a drive-thru. It must be a Canadian thing sickler. Here in Atlanta nothing is free.

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    It's never happened to me...but I've done it before when I was in college. I was at the drive-thru at a Dunkin Donuts and the girl in the car behind me was smoking hot and I knew she lived a few streets over from me...so I gave the lady more than enough to cover her coffee/food on the way to class. Couple weeks later, she saw me getting into my car leaving campus and she came a said thank you. Never banged her, but we became pretty good friends. Still trying though...

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    It's somewhat common. And it is the whole random acts of kindness, pay it forward thing. There are a ton of websites dedicated to this stuff.

    People pay for drive thru orders, tolls, put money in someone's parking meter when it's about to expire, pay for the next person's car wash, etc.

    When I was living in Florida my ex and I gave the toll woman $50 on NYE day to pay for tolls. It's a pretty good feeling especially when you know some people have to blow through the toll and cop a fine because they're missing something silly like a dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasInsider View Post
    It's never happened to me...but I've done it before when I was in college. I was at the drive-thru at a Dunkin Donuts and the girl in the car behind me was smoking hot and I knew she lived a few streets over from me...so I gave the lady more than enough to cover her coffee/food on the way to class. Couple weeks later, she saw me getting into my car leaving campus and she came a said thank you. Never banged her, but we became pretty good friends. Still trying though...
    Doubt that was the case with me. The woman in front was going to pay for whoever was behind her this morning. I was in the right place at the right time. $1.52 saved. I wonder though if she did ask what my bill was. Could've ordered breakfast meals for six people waiting back at the office.

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    someone paid for my toll, i think i was "supposed" to pay for the person behind me to keep it going. but i decided not to. because i'm sure the toll booth operators have better things to do than to keep explaining to people that "the previous person just paid for you." that's too much strain to put on them.

    i never got my food paid for. how do they even know what you ordered or how much it would cost? i could have ordered a soda, or i could have ordered 10 big macs. oh, i just realized that they can just ask the cashier how much the car behind them owes. but now that i think about it, wouldn't that be private information? i don't want the cashier telling just anybody how much i spend at a fast food joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shari91 View Post
    It's somewhat common. And it is the whole random acts of kindness, pay it forward thing. There are a ton of websites dedicated to this stuff.

    People pay for drive thru orders, tolls, put money in someone's parking meter when it's about to expire, pay for the next person's car wash, etc.

    When I was living in Florida my ex and I gave the toll woman $50 on NYE day to pay for tolls. It's a pretty good feeling especially when you know some people have to blow through the toll and cop a fine because they're missing something silly like a dime.

    There, at least someone knows of this. It does feel good to help a stranger. I don't like giving money to bums because they'll blow it on booze or drugs but to hand them something to eat or a cup of coffee.

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    My wife said she was in the drive thru for Tim Horton's and she thought she cut someone off getting in the line up. So she paid for the guys coffee. She said she has done it before if she seen someone she knew in the car behind her a couple of times.

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    LOL at "Pay it Forward"

    I only ordered a coffee, don't know if she asked how much my bill was.
    yeah, thats a very nice thing. You can do it sometime in the next day or two next time you go through the drive thru, just make sure & ask how much their bill is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexin View Post
    My wife said she was in the drive thru for Tim Horton's and she thought she cut someone off getting in the line up. So she paid for the guys coffee. She said she has done it before if she seen someone she knew in the car behind her a couple of times.

    James
    That makes a lot of sense, these drive-thrus have cars coming in two, sometimes three directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    There, at least someone knows of this. It does feel good to help a stranger. I don't like giving money to bums because they'll blow it on booze or drugs but to hand them something to eat or a cup of coffee.
    I am far from a bum but I would still blow any money you gave me on booze or drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmysEgo View Post
    someone paid for my toll, i think i was "supposed" to pay for the person behind me to keep it going. but i decided not to. because i'm sure the toll booth operators have better things to do than to keep explaining to people that "the previous person just paid for you." that's too much strain to put on them. i never got my food paid for. how do they even know what you ordered or how much it would cost? i could have ordered a soda, or i could have ordered 10 big macs. oh, i just realized that they can just ask the cashier how much the car behind them owes. but now that i think about it, wouldn't that be private information? i don't want the cashier telling just anybody how much i spend at a fast food joint.
    If your at the drive thru the person behind you is ordering or has already ordered depended on the distance between the mic and the pay window so it wouldn't be that hard to find out how much they owe.

    You don't want someone to know what you get for fast food? Are you joking? You just yelled it out your window, sometimes two or three times because of the poor mic/setups. Everyone within 20-30ft heard what you ordered. If they didn't they could have heard them repeat your order. There is no fast food privacy act that I know of.

    James

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    every time i go through the drive thru from now on, i'm going to ask the cashier how much the person behind me ordered, whatever they say i'm just going to say, "thanks." and drive off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickler View Post
    That makes a lot of sense, these drive-thrus have cars coming in two, sometimes three directions.
    This one has one lane, one entrance, two directions you can come from.

    James

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    Ive done it on tolls.

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    Be very very careful it sounds like a ponzi scheme (not sure on spelling) to me !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmysEgo View Post
    every time i go through the drive thru from now on, i'm going to ask the cashier how much the person behind me ordered, whatever they say i'm just going to say, "thanks." and drive off.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpot269 View Post
    Be very very careful it sounds like a ponzi scheme (not sure on spelling) to me !!

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    putting money in someone else's parking meter is against the law. there is an episode on jackass where johnny knoxville dress up as meter fairy

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    It's funny you should mention Tim Horton's because the same thing happened to me at a Tim Horton's in B.C. Maybe it's a Tim Horton's kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE PROFIT View Post
    I am far from a bum but I would still blow any money you gave me on booze or drugs
    Jeez, I've given you plenty of betpoints, Profit.

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