OMG, The First Time This Ever Happened To Me…And It Was At Cracker Barrel
It's no secret. I've written about it many times. I love going out to eat at restaurants and Abilene has some of the best eateries around. It's not that I mind cooking at home. I fancy myself quite the cook actually. But, there's just something about going out and being treated with good service and a great meal.
You would think that as much as I go out to restaurants that this would have happened way before now. But, this day was my day I guess.
OMG, THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED TO ME...AND IT WAS AT CRACKER BARREL
It happened a couple of weeks ago right here in Abilene. It was a Sunday morning and my lady and I decided to go out for breakfast. We were in the mood for some downhome cooking and ended up at Cracker Barrel. Before we even put our name on the list, stopping to shop at the country store is an absolute must. There were all kinds and doo-dads and knick-knacks but my favorite part is checking out all the classic candies and soda from back in the day.
It didn't take long to get seated. I was ravenous. I hadn't eaten much the night before and a big ol' country breakfast sounded like it would hit the spot. The waitress came over and I didn't hold back. The order was turned in and we began visiting about what the events of the day were going to be.
Before I could finish my first cup of coffee the food came out. Eggs over easy with sausage and a biscuit with jelly. I call it the breakfast of champions. It was much better than a bowl of Wheaties for sure. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. I was a happy man. What I didn't know was that things were going to get much happier.
Our waitress came over the drop off the check...the bad news. The ticket was zeroed out. Nothing owed. I asked what it was all about. She politely told us that a couple from across the way paid for our bill. As I looked over to see if I knew the couple, they had already gone.
I've paid it forward a few times in my life but this was the first time it has ever happened to me. It sure is great to see that there are still good hearts from kind people in places that you go to all the time. So, this is my official "thank you" to the nice folks that bought our breakfast. It definitely made my day.
I suppose the lesson here is to pay it forward when you can. You never know when it's going to happen to you. Restaurants are a great place to do this and Abilene has some of the best. Look below to see what I mean.