This story verifies my belief that goodness lives in people . . . . .2seaoat wrote:http://www.today.com/news/dairy-queen-workers-good-deed-goes-viral-4B11203810
This thread was and is not about you. I realize that hard for you to grasp.2seaoat wrote:The best part is he did not tell anybody. I was a very very very hard worker when I worked my junior, senior years in high school at a dodge dealership. I had respect of everyone because I simply helped everybody and worked to do the maximum I could every second I was on the job. I have told this story, but in the late 60s and early 70s they had speedometer repairmen who would spin miles off used cars. It was completely dishonest. I remember this piece of crap car that I took in to my detail stall and saw 30k miles had been spun off the odometer sometime that week. This family with about 4 young kids are buying this car, and I am hearing the salesmen making fun of the people on what a stupid deal they signed.
Well the dealership had a hill which lead to the state Highway, and on the incline the car stalled and the battery was shot. I tried to jump, but with the battery connected I could not get it started. As I looked into the glass showroom, I saw the entire sales staff laughing at this family. I told the guy he needs a new battery, and went in to the guy who sold him the car and told him the same. He goes tough. It was sold as is and parts is closed, and he will have to buy a battery in the morning. I looked at the guy's eye's and I looked at the other salesmen snickering and talking in the background. I went over to a car in the showroom and opened the hood, and took out my pliers and disconnected a battery, snapped it out and glared at every single person in the showroom with my pissed off look, and every single person would not look me in the eye. I went out and put the battery in the car. They started it and said thank you. When I was carrying the battery back to parts, I intentionally walked through the showroom glaring like a mad man...........they cleared out like Jeffery Dahmer was looking for lunch. I go back to the detail stall thinking the sales manager is going to come back and fire me, or the sales person was going to say that battery was coming out of my next paycheck, not his.........but nobody said a thing that night. A few weeks went by and nothing, and then one night the Sales Manager came back to the detail rack as I was working, and he starts talking to me.........and he says.....kid you have balls, and you got nothing to worry about in life. This kid at Dairy Queen......he has balls.......and he has nothing to worry about in life........I know because doing the right thing regardless of the consequences is the only choice. ( the next summer I was going back to college in three weeks, so I wanted to do the right thing and give a Toyota dealership a two weeks notice.......they let me go one hour later......I needed that two weeks of pay, but it still was the right thing, just a different result).
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