Went out to dinner last night, and I paid for the table next to me - Pay It Forward

Went out to dinner last night, and I paid for the table next to me - Pay It Forward

I am playing in a tennis tournament this weekend, and I won my doubles quarterfinal match yesterday.

I was starving after the match, so I decided to go to one of my favorite places to eat that I haven't been to in a while because it's not close to where I live now, but it was close to the tournament site.

Ceasar's Mongolian Barbecue.  If you've never been to a Mongolian Barbecue, you HAVE to try it.  You step up to a bar with all kinds of veggies, thinly sliced meats and sauces, put it in your bowl and hand it to the chef who gives it a quick stir-fry on a huge 4-foot diameter flat "wok", then gives it back to you in a clean plate.  Yum!  I usually end up seriously overeating at this place since it's all you can eat.

Anyway, I was eating my meal, and I noticed a family of four sitting at the table next to me.  They seemed like a nice bunch.  Call me crazy, and I'm not sure why but something told me these people could stand to have something nice be done for them.

I called the waitress over and asked her to bring me their bill, and that I would like to pay it for them.  So I paid their bill and mine, and gave the waitress a cash tip.

On my way out, I asked the waitress to give them the bill (not the credit card receipt) showing it was paid, and I wrote on the back of one of my cards and attached it to the bill - "Do something nice for someone in the next week.  Pay It Forward.  All the best, Ralph"

Comment balloon 9 commentsRalph Gorgoglione • April 24 2011 11:55AM
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