View Full Version : Pay for someone elses meal

04-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Yesterday I was eating sushi and other asian goodies in a restaurant that I frequent. Shortly before I was done with my meal, a family of four were seated in the booth next to mine. The father and daughter both looked at me and with a friendly face, nodded as if to say hi as they walked by -

While sitting with my back towards them, they seemed like a nice close knit group speaking low toned about different things with a chuckle here and there -

Well it was time to leave for me and on the way to pay for my meal, I was inspired to pick up their $40 check as well. I suppose it may have been related to the two friendly nods and the fact that they appeared to be a loving caring family group that respected each other and others around them -

This is not the first time I've done this. Not always in the same scenario or situation. Besides flipping a pitiful looking bum a twenty occasionally(Never the ones that beg! Never!), I have thus far escaped before thanks could be given. I think it's pretty cool to occasionally do things for others with not even expecting a thanks in return. Kind of leaves people scratching thier heads in wonder, hee hee - :evil:

04-24-2010, 04:26 PM
I feel much the same Drago, sometimes its because I hear them telling their kids that they cant get a certain meal because money is tight, sometimes its just because they seem friendly and as if they would pass it on. If nothing else it makes you feel good at the end of the day knowing that you likely brought a smile and a "wow really? Thanks." to someones face. There are so few people left in this world that will even give a friendly nod to a stranger. You are a good man.

Btw I hope things are well with you it has been far too long my friend.

04-25-2010, 02:45 PM
Hey Matt, wassup bud? -:wave:

Indeed, I rarely see anyone on the streets with a friendly "Howdy doo?" these days -