Starbucks, grumbling about class
"paying it forward," the act of paying for the car behind you at the Starbucks drive thru, starting a chain, isn't charity. It's not generous. the people behind you that have already ordered did so because they have the money to buy it and expect to leave having paid something.
I would describe the act instead as Upper
Middle Class Solidarity.
If you ever feel the urge to participate in this, buy a cup for someone that needs one
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