The opposite once happened to me at McDonald's. The drive-in had the
speaker thing at the entrance and then two windows, one for paying and one for
picking up your order. I gave my order, and the lady told me to "drive to
the first window." I saw a car stopped ahead of me at the pay window but
didn't realize the two windows had different purposes and assumed they were
both for paying and picking up. So I drove to what I thought was the "first
window," the one that was first in line, not the first one I would drive
past. The driver of the other car assumed I was rudely forcing my way to the
front and cutting him off, and he got extremely angry and abusive, honking his
horn and screaming nasty things at me. All because of poorly labeled windows.
It ruined my day and probably ruined the other driver's day, too. I'm
glad kindness is contagious, and I wish anger weren't.A week
later I went thru the same drive-in and saw enormous numerals "1" and
"2" on the windows.
As someone who drives many miles each year on business, I've seen strangers
paying for gas and treats when they saw a family that needed a "little
help". I've seen the surprised expressions on faces. I've seen
the tears of gratitude.Quiet acts of kindness lift the burdens that
weigh so heavily. The "donut" story is an excellent example
of people thinking of others before they think of themselves.Let's hope that it's "catching". Let's hope that we all
open our eyes and look for a chance to anonymously brighten someone's day.
Must have been a democrat.