Many of us have gone out to dinner at a restaurant and by the time we were ready to go, we’d had one too many to drive home.
The saying “better to be safe than sorry” holds true every time.
A lady from Sherwood Park, Alberta, demonstrates this once more. Paula Grzelak-Schultz and her husband went out to Original Joes for supper one night.
After dinner, they chose to be careful and avoid drinking and driving by hailing an uber home.
Paula had to return to Original Joes the next morning to reclaim her automobile.
She was surprised to discover a nice message from the restaurant managing partner on her windshield rather of a boot or a ticket.
“Dear Original Joe’s Sherwood Park Guest,” the message begins.
Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight. I’m not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving.
Enclosed is a voucher good for 1lb of our delicious chicken wings. Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable, have a great weekend.”
It’s very uplifting to wake up the following morning after making a smart choice rather than a boot, ticket, or, in the worst-case situation, no automobile.
Even better, Paula returned with a pleasant message and a coupon for one pound of chicken wings!
She may now return with her spouse or invite anybody she wishes to celebrate making the correct decision.
Jay McLean, the managing partner, began posting messages on people’s windshields to advise them not to drink and drive and to congratulate them for making the sensible and safe option for themselves and others.
Paula has recently published this letter on her own Facebook page to express her gratitude to the eatery.
When I found the letter on my windshield, I thought I was getting in trouble for leaving my car in front of the entryway…Posted by Paula Grzelak-Schultz on Tuesday, 18 October 2016
With over 20,000 likes and 8,000 shares, it’s easy to understand why it went viral.
Individuals all throughout the world appreciate small acts of compassion and responsibility.
It might be tough to leave our automobiles in unexpected locations overnight at times, yet it is instances like this one that remind us of two crucial things.
The first is that it is always better to drive properly and safely for yourself and others.
Also, how essential and impactful a single act of compassion and gratitude can be.