A Dollar Kindness Needed Elsewhere

| St. Louis, MO, USA | Working | May 18, 2017

(It’s seven pm on a weeknight and I have just left work after my eight hour shift. I am really hungry and stop to get dinner from a drive-thru.)

Employee: “Hello, welcome to [Different Restaurant]. Would you like to try our new burger meal?”

Me: *does a double take and starts laughing*

Employee: *laughs* “Oh, my god, I’m sorry. I can’t believe I said that.”

Me: “It’s okay; I’m not one of those mean customers. I understand.”

(I tell them my order and drive to the window, and find a young employee laughing and talking to coworkers.)

Me: “Hey, you must be [Other Restaurant].”

Employee: “Yeah, I work there, too.” *tells me my total and swipes my card and then hands me my card back*

Me: “I bet you must be overworking yourself. Here is a dollar so you can get a treat for yourself tonight.”

Employee: *closing the window and starts talking to her coworkers while laughing at me* “Oh, my god, now she is trying to give me a dollar.”

Me: *feels like an idiot*

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