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10-Hour ´Pay It Forward´ Line Ends
With Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

ABC News, by Yazhou Sun

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/22/2014 4:20:44 AM

A 10-hour stream of kindness ended abruptly at a Florida Starbucks Wednesday evening when customer No.458 broke ranks and declined to "pay it forward" for the next drive-thru patron. "She got a free drink from the previous customer," Celeste Guzman, manager at the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, told ABC News today. "She was happy about that," Guzman said. "But she didn´t want to pay for the next patron. “It all started at 7:21 a.m. yesterday morning when a woman paid for her iced coffee and decided to pay for the caramel macchiato the customer behind her ordered as well,” Guzman

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It´s just silliness when a generous gesture becomes an intrusive gimmick. I don´t blame her.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: valinva, 8/22/2014 6:09:53 AM     (No. 9976038)

When someone pays for your drink and you immediately pay for someone else and so on and so on, it is a stupid game not a kind gesture.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/22/2014 6:18:15 AM     (No. 9976041)

How many of the "Pay it forwards" were done using EBT cards.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 8/22/2014 6:27:45 AM     (No. 9976051)

Can you imagine the Starbucks´ working idiots explaining to and extracting (extorting?) payment from every customer? So the typical Starbucks 12 min wait time becomes 19 mins

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/22/2014 6:28:04 AM     (No. 9976052)

Oh the humanity.

It is amusing to observe what is important news to the caramel macchiato drinking Starbuck patrons who work at ABC News.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 8/22/2014 6:34:05 AM     (No. 9976057)

Pay for your own damned drink. This kind of daisy chain circle perk is doing the wave at the stadium.

Oh, and if you want a candy bar, buy a candy bar. I´ll have black coffee. That twit can pay for his own candy bar.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PatrickTex, 8/22/2014 7:06:53 AM     (No. 9976088)

What #1 said.... And when I saw this on the news, my thought is these things are eventually going to end badly some day. Kind deeds should be quiet and not public...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OkieTom, 8/22/2014 8:04:52 AM     (No. 9976152)

I like the Burger King story better where the guy bought all the pies they had and the spoiled brat and his terrible mom behind were denied.

Now THAT´S paying it forward.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/22/2014 8:40:13 AM     (No. 9976191)

Hey, takers are everywhere, what are they, 47% of us?

Moochers, Leeches, unappreciative people that think everyone else owes them.

Shame on the whole gaggle of them!

I call them ´Freedom Freeloaders´!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 8/22/2014 8:52:19 AM     (No. 9976211)

This sounds more like making the giver feel good about himself than actually helping someone in need. Self-centered and pointless.
Also what´s the point of giving if you receive equal value in return? That isn´t my idea of charity.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYBruin, 8/22/2014 8:54:08 AM     (No. 9976212)

Sounds like the modern day version of the chain letter.

Anyone who is foolish enough to buy the overpriced coffee they sell at Starbucks has already demonstrated poor critical reasoning skills IMHO.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: curious1, 8/22/2014 9:21:40 AM     (No. 9976250)

#9, Exactly. Same as the idiots with 20 cars behind them at a green light stopping to let someone pull out into their lane. Stops at least 3-8 cars from getting through the light, but they feel good about themselves! Too bad they didn´t get a passing grade in driver´s ed and learn to let them pull out when the light is red.
They self-identify as libtards, who are all about the intent but not the results.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provide, 8/22/2014 9:29:35 AM     (No. 9976266)

Sort of like you getting a dollar meal at McDonalds and the car behind full of daycare brats.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Axeman, 8/22/2014 9:33:15 AM     (No. 9976272)

This is exactly why all forms of socialism always fail. Human nature and random variation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tswiii, 8/22/2014 2:29:23 PM     (No. 9976741)

Oh.my.gosh. What have we become? A bunch of cynics? If so, who did that to you? The posters here bad mouthing people who chose to pay for the person behind them? What have we become??? This happened to me once and I did choose to "pay it forward". And yes, I felt good about it. I´m appalled at you posters who really think "paying it forward" is socialistic or freeloading. Re-dam-diculous. You people need to re-examine why you´re so cynical and figure it out. We need good leadership in this country and good examples of how "happy" conservative people are or can be. But this cynical side you conservative posters are showing is embarrassing. Cheer up for heaven´s sake. Smile. Buy someone a cup of coffee or a burger. God is good and so are we. Don´t let us forget that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: columba, 8/22/2014 3:29:38 PM     (No. 9976810)

Is not Starbucks the place where the corporate CEO said he did not want Christians as customers?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jglas, 8/22/2014 3:33:44 PM     (No. 9976814)

I think paying it forward in this case is more like an act of belonging than an act of charity. I think I would have done it. After all it doesn´t cost you anything. The only guy who gains monetarily is the first guy to break the chain . . . but he somehow becomes smaller for it. Besides, people like to be cooperative.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/22/2014 3:50:35 PM     (No. 9976834)

I can remember back to rolling pennies to get a Burger at McDonalds. (Was going through a divorce and had nothing at the time). It would have been very embarrassing for me to be asked to pay it forward.

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