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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:56 AM

Tim Hortons customers pay it forward — for three hours

I heard this on the news this morning, how fun for those Timmy's workers.

One customer started the chain at the Tim Hortons at Beaverhill Boulevard last Friday when they paid for the order of the customer behind them in the drive-thru, reported CBC News. That small act of Christmas cheer set off a chain of 228 customers who kept picking up the tab for the next customer, lasting a total of about three hours.

Manager Troy Thompson said the energy was infectious among staff and customers.

“They were calling out the numbers — ‘We’re at 162’ — and they made a really big deal of it,” he told CBC. “I think that’s what helped keep it going because nobody wanted to be the one who broke that streak.”

The streak finally ended when one man chose not to pay for the three coffees ordered by the next person. His four coffees had been paid for by the customer ahead of him.


Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Hortons+customers+forward+three+hours/7749448/story.html#ixzz2GXUlZURm

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:58 AM

1. I know the guy who broke the string ...

... he's a Republican. He thinks he's entitled to free coffee.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:31 AM

6. He doesn't want anyone getting dependent on handouts. After he got his.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:03 AM

2. The guy who broke the string? His name is mud and I hope his coffee was cold! nt

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:05 AM

3. I'd be more impressed if everyone on line donated $1.00 to a food bank.

A bunch of people buying each other coffee and doughnuts is nice idea. Giving to people who actually need it is a mitzvah!

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:11 AM

4. That's amazing...

Tim Horton's is still in business?

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:48 AM

8. A new one opened up in Grand Rapids, MI a few months ago. Worst mango smoothie

I have ever tasted. It tasted like a combination of cough syrup and formaldehyde. I ordered it without yogurt because I am sensitive to dairy, so maybe it's better with. I had to stop off at a Rite Aid and buy a diet Vernors to get the taste out of my mouth. BTW, Rite Aid donates to more Democrats than Republicans, unlike most big chains.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:22 AM

9. They sprouted like mushrooms here in CT

A few years ago. Seems almost as if there was no rhyme or reason...in my old town, they opened two on the same road, barely a mile apart. They're both banks now. I haven't seen a Tim Horton's in these parts in years.

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

10. very much alive in Canada

We love our Tim's for drinking the coffee and meeting each up with each other. You can buy the coffee in cans in grocery stores too. I love Tim Horton commercials. They are good feeling of being Canadian. I am thankful to live in our great caring country. We believe we really all are on this boat together.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:52 PM

11. Glad to hear their coffee is better than their smoothies!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:23 AM

13. I love their coffee, usually

although I've had issues recently...but other than coffee, Tim's food is, um, hit and miss at best, LOL. I know those smoothies you speak of, I had one this summer and thought, omg, it tastes like chemical!

However, Tim Horton's is such a huge part of Canadian culture, and every new Tim's that pops up has line ups of cars circling around it within days, I can't see it going anywhere anytime soon. Heck, they have one in my university - not even on the main campus! And there's always a line up. Their steeped tea is my favorite. Yum. Better than their coffee.

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

12. There's three fairly busy ones in sight of my house. (nt)

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:26 AM

5. I hope the employees either spit or urinated in that guy's coffee /eom

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:29 AM

7. No doubt a teabagger broke the chain

He voted for Romney after Ron Paul withdrew but hated having to do it. He went home, got on his computer and told FreeRepublic.com all about the socialist scheme he just broke up.

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