I made a stop at Starbucks this morning. You may know the place. It has great coffee and you feel guilty every time you pay something approaching $5 for your morning “get up and go” beverage.
I bought a small mild coffee today and got back $2 too much change. What was I do to? Was this a sign from God? I had been paying too much and this was God’s way of giving me a rebate?
What I did was, I kept my hand out across the counter and asked the barister is this is really what he wanted to do? He checked the receipt and his buddies were looking over his shoulder or listening from afar…. He said, “No. Look there is still one honest person left in the world!” His buddies smiled. I said, “Merry Christmas”.
The compliment was well worth the $2 and maybe they had ears to hear, “Merry Christmas”.
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I like this story. Who knows, maybe the fellow who gave you too much change may have gotten fired or yelled at for being out of balance at the end of the day. Your honesty goes a lot further than the feel good “Merry Christmas” you all enjoyed.
It is like a pebble dropped into water, the ripples continue on their journey, you dropped a pebble. 🙂
Hi Ich. Merry Christmas! Can I borrow $2 ? Have enjoyed reading your blog this last year. Wishing the best for you and your family.
I’ll give you more than a duece. 🙂
Thank you and I wish you, your family and all your friends a Merry Christmas. 🙂
Ich. Cute. Thanks.