An old photo of a coffee colada from a long night studying at the library, but you guys get the point 🙂
The other day, I crossed this one off my “Kind Acts & Volunteering” bucket list. After getting some of my internship work done, I decided it was a beautiful day to sit out back by the pool; this decision meant it was also a perfect day to get a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee.
I had been craving iced coffee for the past couple of days and was pretty excited to relax by the pool with it (it’s the little things, huh?). I then realized that if I used the drive-thru (Who am I kidding? I typically always use the drive-thru if there is one!), I could cross another item off my bucket list!
After ordering my drink and driving up to the window, I gave the guy there an extra five dollars and told him to put it toward the person behind me in line. He looked a little confused at first, so I pointed behind me and re-explained to make sure the money went toward his or her order. He was nice enough to tell me that he/she only ordered an iced coffee as well and gave me about $2.50 back, which I thought was both kind and honest. Still, I was happy I’d gotten the chance to pay for someone’s drink.
“Your husband?” the man at the window asked me. I smiled and told him no, I just wanted to do something nice and he smiled back. I purposely drove away immediately so there was no chance the driver could pull up next to me and thank me.
Although $2.50 or so isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things and I only know that the driver was probably male (I didn’t get a chance to look behind me) because of the man at the windows’ question, the thought that I might have made someone’s day a little better made me happy too.
Has anyone else gotten pleasure out of doing something similar? Or does anyone plan on adding a similar item to his or her bucket list? I’d love to hear from you guys!