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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360208 02/25/20 09:33 PM
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Way more likely to over tip staff … especially if it looks like a slow night coming to an end for the waitress

Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360231 02/25/20 09:57 PM
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Yes! Homeless veterans with a VA card all the time.


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360277 02/25/20 11:40 PM
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i did it at costco while getting a hot dog. there was an elderly man in front of me. he was getting a hot dog also and his card would not work. he tried a couple of times and still did not work. then i made a sign to the cashier that i would take care of it . they gave him the dog, he thanked me and i smiled everyone was happy. Cashier said that was a kind thing to do.

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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: gman2304] #5360288 02/26/20 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by gman2304
I’ve picked up the tab for the person behind me in drive throughs numerous times.

How do you accomplish this?
Do you simply give the drive thru employee extra cash and tell them to use it towards the tab of the person behind you?
If so, how do you know they don't simply pocket it and carry on like nothing happened?


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Lolvoguy] #5360293 02/26/20 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Originally Posted by gman2304
I’ve picked up the tab for the person behind me in drive throughs numerous times.

How do you accomplish this?
Do you simply give the drive thru employee extra cash and tell them to use it towards the tab of the person behind you?
If so, how do you know they don't simply pocket it and carry on like nothing happened?


Usually by the time I'm at the window to pay, the person behind me has already placed their order at the speaker. The cashier therefore knows what that person's total is.


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360365 02/26/20 06:54 AM
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Is the person behind you known to you?

Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360370 02/26/20 07:06 AM
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Never. But I do tip all of the hard working service people I interact with, the plumber, the electrician, the city garbage collection crew, the HVAC guy, the postal delivery guy, etc.....

Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360376 02/26/20 07:18 AM
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Yep.


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360385 02/26/20 07:24 AM
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If there's a LEO or military in the cafe I frequent I'll ask the gal at the checkout to give me their ticket too.


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: JeffKeryk] #5360390 02/26/20 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Yes.
Homeless, or look that way.
If I see a Police Officer or 2 behind me in line at Starbucks, I throw a 5 or 10 for their coffee.
Military too.


Thank you for doing that. I do the same.


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Originally Posted by Astro14
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Yes.
Homeless, or look that way.
If I see a Police Officer or 2 behind me in line at Starbucks, I throw a 5 or 10 for their coffee.
Military too.


Thank you for doing that. I do the same.

Police officers in my town make about $150k a year plus free health insurance. Retire half pay after 25 years with full health insurance. God bless them and pray for there safety but I'm definitely not buying them lunch or coffee.


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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: fsdork] #5360413 02/26/20 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fsdork
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Originally Posted by gman2304
I’ve picked up the tab for the person behind me in drive throughs numerous times.

How do you accomplish this?
Do you simply give the drive thru employee extra cash and tell them to use it towards the tab of the person behind you?
If so, how do you know they don't simply pocket it and carry on like nothing happened?


Usually by the time I'm at the window to pay, the person behind me has already placed their order at the speaker. The cashier therefore knows what that person's total is.
. ^^^ This ^^^ I tell the cashier I would like to pay the tab for the person behind me. I pay, get my food and I’m gone before they get to the window.

Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Lolvoguy] #5360415 02/26/20 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Depends how cute she is wink

Lol.. right! Met my kids mother that way.. buying her and her gf's dinner and drinks. It paid off. LOL

Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: askani79705] #5360433 02/26/20 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by askani79705
If there's a LEO...in the cafe...

It's industry standard that on-duty officers get a huge discount or free lunch. A cafe that didn't do that won't be around long.

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Re: Ever buy a stranger lunch ? [Re: Mr Nice] #5360447 02/26/20 09:11 AM
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I have a few times.

When I was a kid my dad told me never give a bum money, they will only spend it on booze.

One homeless person I saw was walking near a McDonald's. I rolled down the passengers side window and told them to go into the McDonald's and I would buy them a meal. While I paid for it I bought a McDonald's gift card with enough on it to cover his next meal. While he was eating I gave him the gift card and told him it was for his next meal, and then I left.

I use to carry a McDonald's gift card with $5 on it to give to people who were begging, but now days some of them look so shady that I no longer take the chance that they may try something while I give them a gift card, so I stopped doing that.


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