Anyone who’s lived outside of the US will nod their head when I make the big bold claim: Americans must be the most trusting people on Earth.
I ducked into Dunkin Donuts for a coffee. Just as the man behind the counter started pouring, I realized I did not have my wallet.
I call out: “Hold on! I don’t have my wallet.”
Dunkin guy (continuing to pour): “Don’t worry about it.”
Me: “No, really. I have nothing to pay you with. Nothing.”
Dunkin guy (handing me the coffee): “Don’t worry about it.”
Me (smiling, flustered): “Seriously? I’ll be back to pay.”
Dunkin guy: “Don’t worry about it.”
Wow! I did go back. It was easy…turned out my wallet was right out in the car, in plain view, on the seat of the ol’ unlocked ’64 Rambler.