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Old 08-08-2023, 08:17 AM
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I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I am 73 years old and I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order.

So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own.

The cashier must have told her what I'd done because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.

When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.

Don't blow your horn at old people, they have been around a long time
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Classy move.

We did something similar at Cody's at LSL some time back. Our waitress was having a bad day and was telling all and sundry about it. She was apparently called in on her day off and was pretty miffed about it all. Got huffy with me when the coffee refill I had asked her for didn't appear for about 10 minutes or so and I asked another waitstaff for it, which appeared promptly.

Anyway, when we left (total bill about $25 or so) I gave her a $10 tip (may have been more--can't remember) and said I hoped her day got better. She looked shocked before a big smile appeared on her face.
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I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I am 73 years old and I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order.

So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own.

The cashier must have told her what I'd done because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.

When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.

Don't blow your horn at old people, they have been around a long time
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Wow at first I was going to say how wonderful your action was! But then...your action was worst than the young ladies. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!
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Old 08-08-2023, 08:38 AM
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I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I am 73 years old and I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order.

So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own.

The cashier must have told her what I'd done because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.

When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.

Don't blow your horn at old people, they have been around a long time
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Excellent lesson for youthful arrogance. Gotta remember this one! 👍
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You took what could have been a wonderful lesson in kindness to making this young lady feel justified for her behavior. Hope it made you feel better.
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This is too funny. Not the joke itself but everyone’s reactions to it.
Yup!

The comments from those who don't realize it's an old joke are priceless...
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Our daughter after Medical School had 2 choices Pediatric or Geriatric Medicine her choice was Pediatric the reason Children grow up.
Yes, and most grow up with a sense of humor... But not all of them, it seems...
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I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I am 73 years old and I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order.

So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own.

The cashier must have told her what I'd done because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.

When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.

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Very old joke. It's been around for years.
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Old 08-08-2023, 10:39 AM
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This is The Villages. It will still get posted once a month, for the next 20 years.

I'm at a loss why people think this is a venue to post the Internet Memes they find ... like no one on here has a computer and hasn't seen the same things, 10,000 times.
Interesting comment! I suppose folks see this and just because they've seen it or something similar before, just assume it is a lie, or posted just for the attention it gets, or whatever. Myself? I'll always tend to believe that there are people who are motivated to act because of the innate positive quality of the act itself. If others have done it too, great!

Seems to me a classy act is still a classy act no matter who does it, or when.
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Yup!

The comments from those who don't realize it's an old joke are priceless...
Especially after at least 3 people told them so. [/facepalm]
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