Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Restoring Faith in Humanity ... One Speedy Fountain Drink at a Time

On my way into work this morning, I decided to treat myself to a icy cold Coke Zero from Speedway. As it turned out, the good folks at Speedway are running a special where any size (that right, any size!) fountain drink is 89 cents. I know, I know, you want to stop reading and run out to Speedway, but not so fast.

After filling 44 fizzy ounces (remember, any size is 89 cents, so why not rock the biggest one possible, right?) of Coke into the cup, I strolled up to the counter and waited patiently while the cashier rang up the people in line ahead of me. When I got to the counter, I set my drink down and reached for my wallet ... and then reached again.

Uh oh. No wallet. Panic.

A quick accounting of where my wallet could be ... other pocket? No. Car? Probably not. Damn. The woman behind the counter stood there, confused as to why I had not produced the dollar. Sheepishly, I told her that I didn't have my wallet. I told her I would needed to leave my drink and return later with my wallet to pay.

At this point, she reached into her own pocket, pulled a dollar out and paid for my drink. She didn't just tell me to take it. She paid for my drink and said, 'just pay me back tomorrow'. I still can't believe it. This woman probably brings home 8-10 dollars an hour and volunteered her hard-earned cash. Amazing. Thank you, Tia. You are a great person and a fine example of what is right with people.

1 comment:

GTH 73 said...

Tia, needs some interest paid on her dollar that she loaned.