Every once in a while I find a pretty good cause that I must make mention of it here on the mediocre blog that can’t. I mean this blog hits home with about 9 people on average so I must use my big boy voice to raise some awareness from time to time, it’s my civic duty (or at least it should garner a few good sentiments from the man upstairs, right?)
Today the First Lady, the young squire and I were out at the Home Depot (it was ridiculously early, but the young squire had a hankering for a ride in the Tony Stewart race cart so what is one to do?) and inside the Home Depot resides a Second Cup coffee outlet. The First Lady wanted a white hot chocolate and I followed suit with a large Hazelnut Cream coffee (I’m a pretty dainty coffee drinker aren’t I?) While I was in line I picked up a pamphlet and perused it. It was for “Pay it backward Day“. I have never heard of this type of day before so my interest was piqued to say the least.
In the past I have heard the term “Pay if Forward” from the movie with Kevin Spacey, in which good deeds are pay in advance to someone thus hoping karma will act like a boomerang and return the good favour. So I was guessing that “Pay it Backwards Day” would work in the similar fashion, but how so in Coffee shop? What’s karma kick back for me? Extra java bean in my Hazelnut coffee?
It turns out that the concept of “Pay it Backward” at Second Cup works on the principle that you should buy a coffee for the person standing behind you in line. The karma kick back for you the customer is that Second Cup will donate 5 dollars to Sick Kids Hospital each time a customer pays it backwards. What a novel concept. Sick Kids is a wonderful beneficiary for this event.
So on September 30th if you have a need for a java jolt head on down to your local Second Cup and pay it backwards and while your at it visit www.dailychallenge.org and see what other good deeds you can accomplish. Who knows maybe you’ll be behind me and I’ll be the one buying you a coffee. Imagine the stories you can tell your grandchildren if that occurs. The fame, the glory of a cup of cofffee from me, the arse.