I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE Tim Hortons Coffee! (For my fellow Canadians, no explanation needed!) For my "International Blogger Buds" Tim Hortons coffee could best be compared to "heroin", only for your suburban-type-folks! I am NOT exaggerating, am I fellow Canucks...eh?!?! LOL!
Seriously though, there have been rumors circulating our country for years regarding the "secret" added ingredient that makes so many people NEED their "Timmies" (nickname for their coffee). You can read more about that HERE if you are really that interested.
The "thing" I love MORE than my Tim Hortons coffee (if that is EVEN at ALL possible) is the "thing" I am Lovin' About ME today...
I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE to "Pay It Forward" or I guess you would call it "Pay It Backwards" when I am in the drive-thru of a Tim Hortons.
(which is ALWAYS backed up, sometimes on the street...no lie!) Anywho, me and another "swagger wagon" driver (a.k.a. stylin' momma in a mini van) pulled up almost at the same time, I was ahead of her by 1/2 a hair. I could see she had two young children with her and the desperation on her face was evident...she NEEDED her Timmies NOW!! My kids were having the time of their lives in the back seat and because I am a considerate & nice person (mostly) I waved her to go ahead of me. When I pulled up to the window to pay for my coffee, the lady said, "It's free of charge today. The woman ahead of you said to enjoy and thank you!" I swear you'd think I won the lottery!! I was tickled PINK.
I had heard of the Tim Hortons "phenomena" where the person ahead pays for the person behinds coffee BUT in all my years, I had never experienced the "Pay It Backwards". Well my friends, I am proud to tell that I am now the QUEEN of "Pay It Backwards"!
EVERY TIME (Well, almost every time...I've been short on cash a couple times.) there is a mom behind me with kids OR if someone is kind enough to "wave" me ahead of them....I BUY their coffee. The feeling I get from knowing that I might have made a total stranger smile and feel like they just won the lottery is WAY more addictive than any beverage, including Tim Hortons coffee!
I am LOVIN' that I LOVE to "Pay It Backwards"!!
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