Driving Thru The Kindness

, , , | Hopeless | May 24, 2016

(I get into work and begin my shift, and am thrown into a very confusing situation.)

Boss: “Okay, you’re going to take over on till three, and I’ll give you orders as I get them!” *runs back to drive-thru*

Me: *thoroughly confused, looks at the man standing there, then at the cash register screen* “Um… so I’m assuming the cambro of coffee is your order?”

Man: “Yes, but that’s not all.”

Me: “Okay, well, what else can I get for you?”

Man: “Nothing. I’m paying for some other orders on drive-thru.”

Boss: *yells* “Okay, add an extra large coffee, a crispy chicken Caesar salad, and a cookie!”

Me: *finally understanding* “Ooooh, okay. Well, thank you for paying for someone else’s order. That’s very kind of you. Will that be everything?”

Man: “Uh, if I ordered another cambro of coffee, would that take extra time?”

Me: “Well, yes…”

Man: “And the other register is open?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Man: “Okay, I’ll take another one, and add on whatever else you get to my order as well.”

Me: “Seriously…?”

Man: “Yeah, why not, right? Might as well.”

Me: “That’s… very kind of you.” *typing in more orders as they come in* “That’s probably the nicest thing any customer has ever done.”

(He ended up paying $70, only taking 2 small cambros of coffee with him, and once he left another employee told me he also offered to pay for anything the employees wanted to eat during their shift. I don’t even know his name, but it was the most generous act I’ve ever witnessed at work.)

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