Thursday, 8 October 2009

Pay it forward

I don't know how many of you might have heard of the concept of 'pay it forward'.  It's a really interesting concept and was a surprisingly good film starring Haley Joel Osment and Kevin Spacey.  

The general idea is that you do a good deed for 3 individual people.  I'm not talking a small good deed like holding the door open for a little old woman (which you should do anyway), but something a little better than that.  You tell each of those three people about the idea and that in turn, they should do good deeds for 3 other people.  So one person does 3 people a good deed each, each of those people does a good deed for 3 others and so it spreads.  I think it's a brilliant idea and it should be employed more often.  

However, I was wondering, does it work for bad deeds too?

Some c*nt in a white van thought it would be clever to veer towards the curb yesterday while I was stood waiting to cross a road.  The large puddle that was easily avoidable was then sent all over me to the extent that the £5 note in my wallet was actually soggy.  I watched him steer the van in my direction, bastard.  So I'd consider that a bad deed or a mean deed, so does that mean I can go out and do something similar to 3 other people so they continue it?  Cause that's what I felt like doing. 

I walked the last 2.8 miles with my shoes making squelching sounds while it continued to rain on me.  


  1. I like the idea of the anti-pay it forward. I think each bad deed deserves three in return, at least. If not more. Follow my lead - hate the world!

  2. That was you on the side of the road! sorry dude.

  3. Reverse pay it forward. How interesting.