I was on a date with someone from work (big mistake) that really had no interest in being there with me. He was attractive, and he knew it. And it showed that neither of us were having a good time because of his attitude. We were standing in line and he went to go use the bathroom. The woman infront of me turned around and handed me a bottled water and an extra bag of popcorn and said, “Don’t worry, it’s almost over and you’ll never see his sorry ass again.”
Honestly, it was what I needed to hear. The whole date was awkward and getting free water and popcorn (and free movie as he paid) made the night a little better. Unfortunately, she was wrong. I saw him almost everyday for the next year.
When I was laid off years ago, with my wife and two kids to feed, someone would send me either $100 cash or a grocery gift card in the mail. It came every 1-2 weeks with no return address. To this day I have no idea who was sending it.