Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Karma is a funny thing

On cold days like these, I love a good hot drink. So I popped by Tim Hortons to get a cup of tea.

The guy in front of me ordered two hot chocolates, one for him and one for his girlfriend. It came to $2.87. He tried to pay with a pre-paid card but the machine didn't work. So he had to walk away.

My tea, as usual, was $1.52. I decided to pay for their hot chocolates as well - after all, they were already made, and sitting on the counter. I had already done the rough math in my head so I had $4.50 in change ready for the cashier.

Somehow, the cashier got really confused and ended up charging me $2.87. I mentioned that it didn't sound right, but she was so confused that she just said, "Oh well."

So I put the remainder of the change into the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation box. Then I told the guy that he could have his hot chocolates.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ringy,

    My name is Jeff Hoffman, I'm a staff member at the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Came across your blog and thought I send you a quick not to thank you for your donation through the coin boxes. The counter coin boxes in eachof the Restaurants are our second largest source of funds, and will help to send over 14,000 economically disadvantaged children to camp this year. The change the guests place in those coin boxes leads to a big change in the life of the young people that attend camp with us. Thank you for your contribution.