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Do you feel embarrassed when strangers offer to buy for something for you?

The other night wile I was on break, I was buying coffee and a little bitty pecan pie and the lady in front of me made a comment about how I look so tired and told the cashier that she was gonna pay for my stuff, too. I thanked her and told her she didn't have to, but she insisted. I felt sort of guilty/embarrassed about it. She probably noticed the circles under my eyes and my zombie-like demeanor..

Posted - September 21, 2017


  • 7144
    Don't think that's ever happened to me but if it did, I'd let it serve as a reminder to pay it forward.
      September 21, 2017 11:04 PM MDT

  • 6675
    A little late on the draw, I am here; but, I was thinking the same thing :)
      September 22, 2017 8:36 AM MDT

  • 11044
    I bet she saw that little movie with Helen Hunt where you do something nice for someone and then they do something nice for someone else and on and on and on.  I bet that's what that was about.  

    I'm glad you are here.  I don't think I've seen you since Irma.
      September 21, 2017 11:09 PM MDT

  • NO! I love it ... lots :) soz didn't read disscription your question. That's fine

    This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at September 22, 2017 8:06 AM MDT
      September 21, 2017 11:20 PM MDT

  • 7144
    Heading off to bed but before I go, I shall leave you with this:

      September 21, 2017 11:23 PM MDT

  • wtf is that for?? Lol : ) I need sleep too ... just took me a million hours try to correct dis Cristian <---/ that's not even a word :) good night
    This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at September 22, 2017 8:36 AM MDT
      September 21, 2017 11:28 PM MDT

  • 7144
    You're welcome.
      September 22, 2017 3:29 AM MDT

  • 4704
    Under the circumstance that you describe, I would not feel embarrassed. I would be appreciative of the kindness and understand that by accepting it, that I was making the other person feel good as well. There are times when if a stranger wanted to buy me something it could feel wrong, but this wouldn't have been one of those times.
      September 22, 2017 12:48 AM MDT

  • 2625
      September 22, 2017 12:52 AM MDT

  • 7144
      September 22, 2017 3:28 AM MDT

  • 6675
    Random Acts of Kindness are a good thing.
    Please remember to accept them graciously.  Sometimes it is hurtful when you don't accept them to you (you're embarrassed and feel like a twit) and them who tried to do something nice.
    It is actually very disrupting to both parties involved if you don't accept.
    It almost spreads the word of:  Don't do anything nice to a stranger.  Keep to yourself and mind your own business.  That is a very good message to put out there.

    This random act of kindness was a good thing.  Of course, this thought has to be kept within reason.  If you think there is a pay-back or catch to the gift, use your common sense and by wary of the gift.  
      September 22, 2017 8:42 AM MDT

  • 36205
    I'd tell her I was broke and homeless and hope she keeps doling it out.  Keep it coming lady.

      September 22, 2017 8:50 AM MDT

  • 5686
    Like guys I don't even know wanting something from me?  I guess that's all in the game. 
      September 22, 2017 8:55 AM MDT

  • 3355
    I can't say it's happened much, other than someone paying for my  bridge toll, but I'd welcome if it happened. 
      September 22, 2017 12:23 PM MDT