On the way to work this morning I debated with myself, "Do I really need to spend $4 on a cup of coffee? No, you've spent enough money lately on Christmas, etc. But I really NEED Starbucks this morning. What you need is cup of free tea at the office - keep driving."
Not surprisingly I kicked Miserly Me out of the car and drove straight to my local crack house (Starbucks).
As a compromise, I ordered conservatively - Grande Soy Latte. No fancy gingerbread, mocha-mint whatever.
So I get up to the window where James - all the drive-through guys know my voice, and I know them...not a good sign - hands me my drink and says, "This is a gift for you."
In the immortal word of Jon Stewart, "Whaaaa?"
Turns out the guy ahead of me in line gave James $20 and told him to buy everyone's drinks until the money ran out. Merry Christmas!
What a great idea! It's Monday, it's about to start raining again, it's Monday...and this guy buys everybody in line a much-needed cup of Joe.
Now I need to find a way to pay it forward. :: giggle :: How much fun is that?!