Here is a  LPT (Life Pro Tip) that I wholeheartedly disagree with.

Rough morning? Pay for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop. It will make your day along with theirs.

fast-foodThis is easily the dumbest idea that humans have stumbled across.  I understand the idea of being nice but this is such a catastrophe logistically that it’s more trouble than it’s worth.  My exact thoughts by a commenter?

Honest question: how are you supposed to pay for the person behind you? I’ve always seen people make such comments but never actually seen it in person. Do you just let the person behind you step up to the register, stand beside them, and then pay for their order with the cashier tells them how much it is? Or do you give the cashier your card, tell them to charge the next person’s order to it, walk away, then come back after it’s been charged? Do you just leave cash with the cashier?

My Take

lots-of-burgersOh you want to pay for me?  Give me 15 foot longs and 12 sodas.  Now you aren’t so nice are you?  You’re only nice if it falls within your budget.  Go jump in the phony hole.

The fundamental point behind why this is so stupid is because you’re only doing it to make yourself feel good.   You need the acknowledgement from the cashier and the person behind you that you are a good person.  Guess what.  You’re not.  You’re actually worse because you’re creating confusion and looking for false self esteem from a place where it doesn’t belong.

I’m not paying it forward.  I’m not paying it backward.  Fuck it.  I’m not paying it at all.  Trump for President.