This story has been flying around the internet, but with enough attention drawn to it more places could start practicing it.
The story goes:
“We were in a small coffee shop.
Two costumers arrive.
They place an order:”5 coffees. 2 for us, 3 pending”.
“What’s a pending coffee?“ I ask.
“Wait and see”.
More costumers. Two girls get their coffees and they pay normal.
After a while, 3 lawyers ask for 7 coffees, but they only drink 3, while paid for all 7.
While we were talking, a poor man enters the shop.
Whit a soft voice he asks: “Do you have any pending coffee?”
This charity was born in Napoli (Naples, Italy).
People pay in anticipation for the coffees and even meals for others who cant afford it.”