Friday, September 20, 2013

There Are Good People Left.

This story all by itself went a long way towards renewing my faith in humanity.

Minnesota DQ manager's good deed gets attention
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Prusak was appalled when he saw a customer at the suburban Minneapolis Dairy Queen store where he works pick up someone else's $20 bill and slip it into her purse.

So when the woman got up to the counter to order, Prusak refused to serve her unless she returned the money. When the woman refused, the 19-year-old store manager went a step further: He gave the visually impaired customer who hadn't realized he'd dropped the money $20 out of his own pocket.
There is just so much right in this story, I don't even know where to begin. First of all, it puts the lie to that stupid canard of "The customer is always right". No, no they're not. Sometimes the customer is an idiot who can't find their ass with both hands and a bloodhound. And sometimes they're evil little turds who deserve to get flushed. At 19 years old, this kid has more integrity than a lot of people twice his age - how many others would have had the guts to stand up to the woman, including refusing to serve her?

And that he's 19 years old and a manager at the store? That's someone going places, folks. He's been working there since he was 14 - this isn't a slacker, waiting for mom and dad to hand him something. This is someone that's going far in life. He'll own that store before he's 25, and before he's 40 he'll have a whole chain of stores. And then some whiny college kid will bleat about how he's the "wealthiest one percent", and I hope he kicks that college kid into his own hat.

Kudos to you, Mr. Prusak - were that there were more men of your caliber left in this world...

That is all.

6 comments:

Skul said...

A little something extra to that incident.
"“I told her, ‘ma’am, can you please return that $20 to the gentleman sitting right over at the dining area?’”

Prusak said the dining area is about eight feet from the serving window, and the gentleman who dropped the money “kind of turned and started listening in.”

To his surprise, the woman boldly responded: “Oh it’s mine, I just dropped it…I decided to pick it up, I guess, at the wrong time.’ Something along the lines of that.”

“I actually kind of laughed, I was like, ‘really’?” Prusak told Beck. “I go, ‘Alright ma’am, I’m going to ask you one more time, can you please return it to the gentleman sitting over there, otherwise I’m going to ask you to leave, because I’m not going to serve someone as disrespectful as you.’ Because I straight up saw the guy drop the money, I knew it wasn’t hers.”

After a bit of a “back and forth,” Prusak said, the woman made a “huge scene” and “stormed out” when he asked her to leave. A customer’s account of the event on Reddit, which originally sent the story viral, said the woman was swearing at Prusak, but he “stayed calm and never gave her any attitude.”"
Petty thieves hate it when they get caught.
It's a shame the thief wasn't videoed and put on the net.

Andie said...

I liked that he stood up to her, but even more, that he thought it was just the right thing to do when his boss asked, "Why didn't you tell me?"

:)

Rob said...

She is a thief, stealing from a blind person is easy.
Maybe some day she'll be part of your goblin count, probably not but maybe..

Anonymous said...

I hope karma bite her in the ass!

Well done young man.

Gerry

Shane W said...

One of the best stories I've heard in awhile. Kudos to Mr. Prusak!

Kim said...

That renews my hope in this generation of youth. There are still some good eggs in the entitled lazy bunch.