Hiya everyone! How have you all been? Did anything exciting happen during my away time from the interwebs? I'll be spending much of today catching up on everyone's blogs.
While I'm doing that, let me tell you a funny story that happened to me two weeks ago.
Do you guys have Jimmy John's where you live? If not, Jimmy John's is a sub shop where they sell delicious samiches.
Every year they do a Customer Appreciation day where you can get one of their delish samiches for only $1. Which is awesome.
BUT the deal is it's only 1 PER CUSTOMER, so you can't go there and pick up two $1 samiches for you and your spouse who isn't there with you.
So, I decided on Customer Appreciation Day, I would get a samich for lunch, even though I knew there would be a long line. And there is indeed a long line outside the restaurant. But even though it's really busy, there's plenty of parking. In the parking lot is a minivan which is illegally parked. Instead of actually parking in one of the many open spots, the van is parked on the end of the aisle.
What minivan driver didn't know, was, there was a cop in the parking lot. So cop pulls up next to illegally parked minivan and gets out. Ahead of me in the line a lady tells the cop the van is hers, and the cop tells her she can't park there.
So the lady is forced to lose her spot in line to move her van.
The Old Man in front of me applauds the cop.
The lady then parks her van, sits in it a second, and then drives away.
I assume it's because she's pissed she lost her spot in line, but the Old Man says to me she must have been embarrassed. We then have a conversation along these lines:
Me: I don't know why she just didn't park. There's plenty of open spaces
OM: she must have been too lazy
Me: It doesn't make any sense
OM: I see people doing that at the grocery store all the time. People should just follow the rules.
By this time OM and I are in the restaurant. There are 2 registers and we each order our samiches.
Then the Old Man PAYS FOR MY SAMICH!
I'm completely touched by OM's generosity. Yes it's only $1, but still. I had been having a crappy day up until then and his $1 completely turned it around.
As he walks out of the restaurant ahead of me, I thank him again and we each wish each other a good day.
I get my samich (JJ BLT, btw) and leave the store. I see the OM in the parking lot ahead of me.
Now, everyone remembers the rules of the Customer Appreciation Day, right?
As I'm watching OM, he gets to his car, changes his shirt and GETS BACK IN THE LINE!
I'm completely stunned. Here this OM has a conversation with me about how people need to follow the rules, he applauds the police officer, he pays for my samich, and then it turns out he's a lying cheater.
Moral of the story? I think it could go a few ways:
1. All people can be assholes
2. Even assholes can be nice people.
3. People are just crazy.