I was remembering this time I went to In-N-Out in Westwood, the drive-thru was always long because this In-N-Out is right across from UCLA so a bunch of students were always there. I remember getting to the window to pay and realizing I forgot my wallet back at the apartment, which was only 5 minutes away. I was embarrassed, but told the guy at the window I’d have to come back for the food. The manager over heard what was going on and he said, “Just take the food and come back to pay after you eat it so it doesn’t cold!"
I was so amazed by the trustworthiness of this guy, I mean this is Los Angeles, a big city where people are usually stressed, in a hurry, and too busy to care… I could have left and decided he’d never see me again and just go to the In-N-Out on Sunset instead. I remember eating and telling everyone back at the apartment what had happened, being college kids they were like,"Cool! You got free food!”
After I ate I went back to In-N-Out, went inside and paid, even the cashier looked weirded out that I was there. This happened over 5 years ago and I don’t know what made me think of it, but it really makes me happy to know that there are kind people out there.