The internet can be a toxic wasteland that consumes our time and gives us nothing back but anxiety and debilitating loneliness (I'm fine!). But every so often something wholesome and pure happens when strangers connect in the digital world, and it makes you wonder if all the time wasted and anxiety accrued is worthwhile. This is one of those instances.
He shared his embarrassing story in the Reddit community "Today I F*cked Up," writing:
This happened over the summer. After work one day I went to a hotel bar. The bartender was super cute and the bar was practically empty so we chatted for over an hour. As I was getting ready to leave a bunch of people sat down at the bar and she got busy, I didn't want to ask for her number in front of a bunch of people who were trying to order, or wait around, so I wrote my number on the check and left. I was half way home when I got a text from her. I excitedly opened my phone to "hey it's Sara the bartender at (hotel name), you didn't pay your bill" and my heart sank into my stomach. I texted her my card number and apologized. She never texted me back.