posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:54 PM
Well, it didn't take me long to follow through on this idea! On my way home from work today, I stopped at Burger King for lunch. On my way in I
noticed one of those private ambulances that they use here for transporting patients from one hospital to another. The driver of this ambulance, in
full uniform with his name proudlly displayed on it, was in front of me in line. For those not familiar with it, BK is currently running a promotion
for the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with instant win scratch off coupons on french fry boxes and drink cups.
Well, this guy presented his 'winner' (and it was the only thing he wanted), and the counter girl taking orders politely informed him that he would
have to wait just a moment until the manager came back up front to claim his prize as it required the manager to swipe her card to complete the order.
Well, I cannot repeat what came out of his mouth next, as it would be an Extreme T & C violation. Let me just say that several F-Bombs were
dropped and the intelligence and sanity of the company, the manager and the poor girl at the register were called into question. During his tirade,
this thread popped into my mind.
"Excuse me, Sir", I calmly said to the man, "This poor young lady is just trying to do her job as she was trained and instructed, and does not
deserve to be treated the way you are treating her. How would you feel if someone treated your daughter, your wife or your mother in this way if they
were simply doing their job?"
You could just see all the wind being knocked out of his sails with this question. He threw his 'winning' game peice at the girl, said "F___ this
place!" and then turned to me and looked me dead in the eyes and said, "And F___ YOU!!!", and spun around and headed for the door. I simply
smiled and replied, "And you have a wonderful day as well, Sir!" (Which is soooooooo out of character for me! I would usually respond
with a remark on how I don't mate outside of my own species!)
The young lady just looked at me dumbfounded and said, "Thank you!"
"You're quite welcome!", I replied. "I just ask that you do me one favor."
She had a puzzled look on her face. "Pass it on!" Even more puzzled look. "A random act of kindness! Pass it on!"
You could just see it dawn on her face as to what I meant, and she began to smile a big smile! "I most certainly will! Thank you! Now will this be
for here or to go?"
While I was sitting there eating my lunch, she looked over in my direction several times, as if in complete disbelief, and each time gave me a big
toothy grin! On my way out the door, she said loudly, "You have a great day, Sir!"
"You too!", I replied.
This gives me great hope that together we can actually make a difference, one act of kindness at a time! Thank you, DaMod, for an absolutely
wonderful idea! I plan to do this at every opportunity!