Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
She'd had a long day.
It was 9 p.m. before she left work.
Aundrea Duncan hadn't even had time for lunch.
So on her way home, she stopped at a McDonald's drive-thru' in Reading, Ohio.
She made her order and was surely looking forward to satiating her appetite.
That's when she got to the window and realized she'd forgotten her wallet at work.
Being a woman of honorable standing, she asked the McDonald's employee to please cancel her order.
That's when she heard something she could hardly have expected:
It's ok ma'm, I got you.
Then, the McDonald's employee -- Jeremiah McDonald-Hemphill -- took out his wallet and deposited the required amount into the till.
Duncan, describing the events on Facebook, couldn't quite believe it:
I asked him if I could hug him and told him to keep being who he is because he is an amazing person. He didn't know how tired I was or that I hadn't eaten or even if he would be repaid, but he didn't even bat an eye and just acted.
Well, I hope he was repaid.
There's little worse than becoming a social media hero and not even getting your money back.
Sometimes, it's in the very simplest interactions that the greatest humanity is shown.
Last year, I wrote about the Starbucks drive-thru' customer who, for absolutely no reason, decided to pay for the coffee of the person behind her.
She had no idea who that person was. She certainly had no idea that she'd make them cry.
And what about the Wendy's employee who served a blind couple, but made sure that everything he did for them made it as easy as possible for them to enjoy their meal.
Acts of kindness, decency or even mere thoughtfulness find it hard to break through the cesspool of our current world.
They don't get necessarily your far in too many corporate organizations either.
I hope McDonald's gives McDonald-Hemphill a paid week off.
Or, at the very least, a trip to corporate headquarters for a personal thank you.