Saturday was an interesting day. The dog had to go into the vet for a follow-up early in the morning, so off I went at the crack of dawn. It was early and nary a car on the road. I got to the vet office and without much of a line, went on in and saw the vet pretty quickly. The stitches needed to stay in for another two weeks, but a shot vaccination was due, so we got that taken care of.
The “big task” of the day now complete, we saunter out to the car – the dog very happy to be in and out so quickly. The front door opens to get the rear door lock (I don’t believe in power locks apparently), and in that instant, she decides she wants to hop in front. Why not, and up she goes. All happy-go-lucky, I decided to hit Starbucks for a cup of coffee. Since we didn’t have any co-pay thanks to the wellness plan for the dog, literally at the speaker I upped the ante to a Grande White Mocha. 3000 calories of delicious!
The dog is all shaking and quivering as she has never been in the front seat before…a little too nerve-wracking for her. With two cars waiting in front of me, I decide I have the time and put it into Park, trot over and let the dog go from front to back seat. Hopping back in, the cars start moving again.
On reaching the window, I hand a $5 for the breakfast, and am told:
“Your drink was purchased by the car in front of you sir – we see this happen sometimes.”
Stunned, I realize I was just given a very generous gift, for apparently no reason. The car was gone, and I am sitting there dumbfounded. Here’s where you get to guess the ending! Did I:
- Say thank you and drive away?
- Ask the total for the car behind me and pay it forward?
- Chase down the car in front and give them $5?
Vote in the comments – answer revealed tomorrow! 🙂