From the “I-Witness” files…
Every once in a while, I post a story from my life on this blog. Today is one of those days because it is seven hours after the fact, and I am still shaking my head in disbelief.
What had happened was…this morning I stopped at 7-11 for my morning cup of coffee on the way to work. I was having a nice morning because we had a delayed opening thanks to yesterday’s snow…and then this occurred…
The older, well-dressed guy in front of me is getting ready to pay for his small coffee and is making idle chit-chat with the cashier. (Clearly he is a regular by their conversation.) As he reaches into his pocket and starts counting off two dollars out of the wad he has in his hand, he looks down at the “Give a penny. Take a penny” change tray, and somehow decides he has hit the jackpot. He says, “Wow! There’s a lot of silver in there today!” and proceeds to dump it out on the counter and count out the price of the coffee! (I think it was $1.07) He then says “Woohoo! Free coffee for me today!”, pushes the pile of change at the cashier, puts the spare few pennies back in the tray, smiles, and strolls out the door. Normally, I would have opened my mouth and said something, but for once in my life I was stunned into silence. While this is occurring, I am staring at the cashier in disbelief, with my mouth hanging open, waiting for her to say something…anything…but she just looked at me, shrugged, and said nothing. NOTHING!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME that this guy had the stones to do that??? It’s “Give a penny, Take a Penny”, not take the whole thing and buy yourself a coffee with it!!! Holy cow!!! That just may be the cheapest, weak act I have seen in …I don’t even have a time frame to compare it to… maybe, ever! I never even think to dip into that for three cents if I need it, and he BUYS HIMSELF A COFFEE????? Whaaattt?!? Personally, I’m surprised he even bothered to put the few pennies left back. I mean, why not tip yourself for your ingenuity while you’re at it buddy? Obviously it’s your own little change tray, right?
I can’t…I just can’t.
WHO DOES THAT???
Is it just me here? I think not.
This is why I hate people.