Paying It Backward

[Hey, You!] Acknowledging a kind, drive-thru act

Box Brown

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Send anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to Hey, You! c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com.

You were the person in the car ahead of me at Chick-fil-A around 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 10. Your car was white, probably a Toyota, possibly a Matrix. When I pulled up to the window, the eager cashier announced that my dinner had been paid for. Thinking this was some sort of publicity stunt and that a teenager in a sagging cow outfit was about to pounce on my car and biblically assault my family, I just stared at him and waited. He went on to say that the person in front of us asked to have our dinner bill put on their tab. I must admit, I'm a little out of my element here. It's not just that I enjoy cynicism the way some people enjoy ice cream—I bask in it. I've delivered rants about the state of the world that have made left-wing scholars cry and probably are the reason I'm invited to fewer and fewer children's birthday parties. Nevertheless, you did this nice thing for me and my family, and I'd at least like to acknowledge your kind, anonymous act. From one citizen to another, thank you so much.

 
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Anonymous
Anonymous

The owners of Chick-fil-a are good, Christian people. I suspect that helps attract more good people as customers. And it was very cool of you to take the time and write your thanks --

The Truthinator
The Truthinator

This just proves that there are still good human beings left in this messed up world... Me, I'm probably even more cynical than most, and often times I say "people suck", just because they really do... most people are just a bunch of selfish, over-caffeinated dickheads, trying to be the first in line for everything. I'm impressed with the human race when I read or hear about these random acts of coolness.

Good On You!!!

Johnest
Johnest

HOW CAN YOU PAY FOR FOOD BACWARDS WAS THE DRIVER COMING FROM THE OTHER WAT THANKS

Faith(less)
Faith(less)

Since when is "good" and "christian" synonymous?

Bill T.
Bill T.

The person behind ordered while the person who payed was waiting for their order to come out, i.e., order window/pickup window.

 
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