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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Drive-Thru Granny

So here's the deal....I'm a pay it forward kind of girl. Always have been....that and I love free lunch. Years ago a good friend and her hubby were helping me move. They expected nothing in return 'cause that's what friends do. We made our last run for the day and decided to go thru the drive-thru for something to eat. We had two cars and I was ahead of them...so I paid for their lunch. Simple gesture, big smiles.

I started thinking right then and there how much fun it would be to be the crazy old lady who always paid for the lunch behind her (assuming I still have teeth to eat this junk food with). All I'd ask is the cashier tell them is the "Drive-Thru Granny" just bought them lunch.

This morning I did something I don't normally do. I went to Chick-fil-A for a chicken biscuit...those things are sooooo good. I decided I was going to do a test run by paying for the person behind me. A police officer pulled up behind me! Perfect! Who better to buy breakfast for?! ....and I choose to ignore the fact that we both made poor nutritional choices for breakfast.

So I tell the cashier I'd like to pay for his breakfast....and off I go, feeling really good about myself.

And then I see the flashing lights....I'm getting pulled over.

Just kidding....

I won't be able to see their faces when I do this, but hopefully they'll remember and do some random act of kindness themselves...that's enough for me.

This morning's exercise was just a practice run for becoming the infamous "Drive-Thru Granny".


  1. You are so funny! I really thought you got pulled over. Wouldn't that have been a kicker. Dude, I just bought you breakfast...

  2. This world needs more kind people like you in it :)

  3. See, now I'd been pulled over for attempting to bribe an officer.

    But that's Massachussetts for you... we don't even have Chick-Fil-A around here.