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Date: 12/20/09 12:01 PM

34 Responses to Mystery Couple Start a Pattern of Generosity

  1. Profile photo of Jerm_Leather
    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    Link: Mystery Couple Start a Pattern of Generosity - It`s nice to see stories that actually make you feel good once in awhile.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    awwww. I wanna go to IHOP now and start a chain.
    IHOP especially, just `cause it`s delicious.
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    fluffypink Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    What a load of crap!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    To the next two posters: You suck and Mommy wanted to abort you. Pass the insults forward.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    There`s a better way to do this. When you`re ready to leave the restaurant, you approach a stranger who has just started eating and offer to pay for his meal. Tell him that when you get to the cash register, to wave so the cashier will know whose meal to ring up. Then you tell the cashier that the guy in the green shirt said he would pay for your meal. Then you wave at him, and he smiles and waves back.

    FREE LUNCH! }-)

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    Cool concept but it has to be done to the right people!
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    Kshine Female 13-17
    134 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    That was stupid...
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    welfarepimp Male 30-39
    189 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Saw that in a movie. They caught up to him a half mile down the road and slit his throat. It was a good one.
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
    897 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    This is a great story! I wish things like this would spread through the whole country, and then the world!

    @OldOllie and welfarepimp:

    Dumb and Dumber. Nice.

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    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
    203 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    Umm.... So basically, they paid for one meal a peice, How is that kindness? They were paying for only one meal, and were planning on paying for their own anyway...
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
    897 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    ..Thanks a lot, Buzz Killington.
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    qwyrxian Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    ARGH! I posted the same idea as Gorodetsky at the original local news site. This is NOT generosity for anyone othe than the original couple. Every couple after that pays for 1 meal, the same as they would have otherwise. In fact, some of them will naturally end up paying LESS than they would have (if they cover a cheaper meal)--that`s the exaxt _opposite_ of generosity. If this is what counts as generosity in America, we`re a sad sad country.
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Some of them would have also paid more and anyone of them that passed it on could have stopped and gotten the free meal then walked away but instead they chose to continue the chain without being concerned about how much the bill was for the person they paid for.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    This is only an "awhh" story for anyone that dosn`t use their brain. Not much has changed, you`re still paying, its just being juggled around more. The only person getting a freebie is the person at the end of the chain, and I`m sure after its been going a couple hours, everyone is going to think that last person is a total bastard for breaking the streak.
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    SwyvedLegacy Female 18-29
    160 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    The generosity is that one person did something else for a stranger. Forget about logistics or technicalities, it`s about continuing a sense of community! Why are people so jaded these days. That was a wonderful article and gave me goosebumps. Those of you that are pooh-pooing this article are a bunch of grinches!
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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    Wow Loxen cynical much? lol it`s not a matter of who gets free food it`s just the act that makes it cool.
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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    I`m kinda glad this happened in Philly and in North Philly at that.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    v And reality continues to harsh my mellow.
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    cacacaca500 Male 13-17
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    December 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Thats weird, I mean that is a very, very nice couple, I personally wouldnt do it
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Second Cup did the same thing a while ago
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    How awesome!
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    briirox Female 18-29
    179 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    aww. :)
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    PHXbunny Female 18-29
    58 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    This happened at the Starbucks I used to work at. It went on for 3 hours! People were even leaving $20 tips. It`s nice to hear that this can happen more than once in a blue moon.
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    "...this can happen more than once in a blue moon."

    Well, technically, December`s moon is a blue moon this year, so maybe it is precisely once in a blue moon...

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    marie-marie Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    that is so sweet :)
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    You know this happened to me in a line at a drive up window. I ended up buying coffee for four people in the car behind me when all I ordered was an Americano.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    I hate this time of the year.
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    sumguyin267 Male 18-29
    99 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    Ok, who were the jerks that stopped it?
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    sumguyin267, maybe it wasn`t a 24 hour diner and it stopped when the diner closed and the last customers didn`t have anyone else`s tab to pay for. that`s what i`m going with.
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    Huggaboo92 Female 13-17
    87 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    This reminds me of when I was little.. my mother sent us to this vacation bible camp and we listened to this story about "Goodness Guerillas" or something, and for some reason I decided when I took a walk with my sister to bring the paper at the end of every driveway to the doorsteps. So on one house we left anote, too, on a piece of stationery, saying "We like your garden"... what I didnt realize was that our home phone number was on the paper... we got a call, my mom answered, and I was beet red with embarassment...
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    December 21, 2009 at 1:08 am
    Reminds me of our prom night, when this lovely older woman next to our table paid for our meal. It was so nice. She didn`t want us to know it was her, but we found out when one of our friends talked to the granddaughter in the bathroom.
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    Bearfoot Male 30-39
    25 posts
    December 21, 2009 at 7:31 am
    Karma isn`t always a bitch...
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    December 21, 2009 at 8:28 am
    Sunday, December 20, 2009 9:31:55 PM
    Ok, who were the jerks that stopped it?

    prolly someone who only went there for a cup of coffee and didnt intend to pay a full course meal for 8 people, what a jerk

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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    December 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    some people are just really nice, and the world definitely needs more of them.

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