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Sep 12, 2006 11:45 AM

Have You ever "treated".......

Have you ever bought lunch etc. for the policemen, firemen, servicemen, in the deli line,restaurant, coffe shop etc with you as a way of saying thanks??

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  1. Once I gave my morning "toll gal" a sub sandwich with my change. The next day she handed me a greeting card with my receipt. When I got to work and opened the note there were two tickets to see a concert and the words "pay it forward, baby" written inside. That memory still makes me smile.

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      1. re: HillJ

        But she didn't take her own advice. She paid back, instead of forward.

        1. re: PeterL

          The toll gal paid back...and you're right she misunderstood my intention but also felt compelled to give...hey, that kind of humanity is not a bad thing....and I donated the concert tickets to the fire chief and his its all good. This thread points out how we are trying to keep simple kindness a part of our lives.

        1. re: beevod

          Perhaps thanks for doing a job that many won't do to keep us safe?

          1. re: beevod

            Is this a serious question or are you trying to be funny?

          2. I've never done that but, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 -- I live in Manhattan -- I baked dozens and dozens of brownies and several pies and took them to my local police precinct and fire house, along with notes of condolence and thanks.

            1. My husband gives to all the local services when they have fund drives. He thinks this will get us good treatment if we ever have a fire or accident. I don't think they want cookies or treats, they prefer cash.

              1. I routinely pay the bills of soldiers in uniform; occasionally I'll pay the bills of firefighters or police officers. Always on the Q.T., of course -- good works should be done anonymously.