Today I was in the Gazette cafeteria heating up the soup I brought for lunch when a man I had never seen before walked in. He was getting a Coke out of the vending machine when it got stuck. I had this same problem earlier getting a water and I managed to free mine, so I walked over to him and helped him get the soda out. Turns out, that this man was Dan Beck, the General Manager of the Gazette (big deal!) and he told Judy, my main editor that I was a very nice young lady.
It pays to be nice to total strangers.