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Cast Your Vote:

    • Accept it regardless -- Votes: 15
    • say no thanks -- Votes: 5
Pay it forward .:Amy+2:. TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Amarillo, Texas 13353 posts
14th Dec '12

If you were on the receiving end of it (such as youre trying to pay for your stuff and the person behind you wants to pay) and you genuinely don't need the help, do you accept it or do you KINDLY tell them no thanks?

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6891 posts
14th Dec '12

me personally i would say no thanks. but that is me.

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
14th Dec '12

If I didn't need it, I would re-pay it forward. As in, pass it along to the person behind me.

Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
14th Dec '12

depends on what they were paying for and who they were. a situation is needed to answer this one. x

♥K + 1 (35 weeks) Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33081 posts
14th Dec '12

I would probably just pay it forward. It makes them feel good to do it and eventually through paying it forward someone who really needs it will get the help

.:Amy+2:. TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Amarillo, Texas 13353 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" me personally i would say no thanks. but that is me. "


That's what I just did. My husband just got a bonus at work and we have it all in cash, I happened to only have $40 cash on me, the rest is with him, so I put some of the stuff I was getting back. The lady saw this and wanted to pay, and I explained to her that I really didn't *need* it, blah blah....I almost feel rude now though lol.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
14th Dec '12

Stupid question, what is Pay it forward? :?

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
14th Dec '12

I would have accepted it and paid it forward.

miss.Amandalyn 3 kids; Saskatchewan 1274 posts
14th Dec '12

when my oldest was just a small baby i was telling a friend of mine at work about how i didnt have the money for his meds at the time and was working on getting it, (she was working I was visiting) and this guy looks at me and asks how much his meds were, so I told him and he gave me the money and said get him his Medication.. It was such an act of kindness ..
Ive paid for thing for others aswell.. i think our world needs more of this

.:Amy+2:. TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Amarillo, Texas 13353 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Emma Mayo:" depends on what they were paying for and who they were. a situation is needed to answer this one. x"


All I was buying was lotion for eczema (which I needed) but didn't realize how much it was and a bunch of warpping paper stuff for gifts. I found this paper airplane thing I wanted to get my son so I kept that and the lotion and put the wrapping paper stuff back to get later this weekend when we go shopping. there was no one behind us lol it was me, then her.

.:Amy+2:. TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Amarillo, Texas 13353 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Heeeeeey, Sexy lady. ;):" Stupid question, what is Pay it forward? :?"


when someone pays for your stuff...so you in turn pay for someone elses stuff, and so on.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Dec '12

Something small? Accept graciously and pay it forward fast to someone else.



Big (like over $20)? Politely decline and say I'd rather a family who really needs it be helped. If they insist I usually go back and buy a toy for toys for tots and donate with a similar value to what the person helped me out.



Strangers give my kid money for beig cute ALL the time. A dollar here and there or will give him a small gift/extra at restaurants and carnivals and such. I just accept gratefully and let it remind me to be kinder and more giving.



Just yesterday a woman bought him a cupcake at the bakery/deli we go to because he was playing so nicely with her sons while we were in line and she felt bad buying for them and not him. She asked if he could have one and I said that he really didn't need it and he'd be okay and she said "please, he's so sweet" and I let him have it and enjoyed the quiet while he ate so I could check out :)

.:Amy+2:. TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Amarillo, Texas 13353 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.Josh Ramsay:" when my oldest was just a small baby i was telling a friend of mine at work about how i didnt have the ... [snip!] ... his Medication.. It was such an act of kindness .. Ive paid for thing for others aswell.. i think our world needs more of this"


See if it was something like this, I would have accepted it, because I would have really needed it lol....




But yeah, I should have just kept it going. I could have left my $40 for the next person. I just feel bad accepting. Money is tight for everyone right now for the most part. I'm so awkward with stuff like this.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting .:Amy+2:.:" when someone pays for your stuff...so you in turn pay for someone elses stuff, and so on."


Oh no, I wouldn't do that.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21661 posts
14th Dec '12

We had a stranger pay for a very expensive meal on veteran's day and had the waiter thank dh for his service. We were very surprised. He remained anonymous and left before we were told he paid. It was so nice of him and we paid it forward. We went to the store and spent what we planned to spend on dinner on foods to donate to a food bank.