After a few drinks, a woman leaves her car overnight at a restaurant. When she wakes up, there’s a note on the car’s windshield.
CTV News says that Grzelak-Schultz went to a bar the night before and had a few drinks. She doesn’t want to take a chance and drive home, so she finds another safe way to get there and leaves her car in the parking lot.
When Grzelak-Schultz got her car the next day and opened the note, she found a gift certificate and a nice letter from the bar manager instead of a parking ticket.
The message was from the managing partner of original Joe’s, Jay McClain. It was called “Guest Original Joe’s Sherwood Park.” he typed:
“I just wanted to say thanks for leaving the car where it was last night.
“I don’t know if you drank alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving.”
A coupon for one pound of home-cooked chicken wings was attached to the receipt.
“This is a thank-you note for being in charge. Life is valuable, have a good weekend.”
Grzelak-Schultz told the newspaper that she was sure the message was either a ticket or a complaint about her car being in the lot overnight. I was happy and surprised that the manager of the restaurant went out of his way to accept his decision.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10,000 people died in the United States because of drunk drivers in 2016. Even though you might be able to avoid an accident if you drive drunk, you could still end up in jail if you get pulled over and fail a field sobriety test. Don’t become a statistician; instead, always be safe and don’t drink and drive. If you’re going to drink, you should always have a plan for how you’ll get home.
Some examples are:
organize a taxi or car service,
Set up for a sober family member or friend to pick you up, choose a driver from a group of friends,
Mark the route you’ll take home on public transportation before you leave.
Also, if you see someone else trying to drive after drinking, offer them a ride (if you’re sober) or try to find a replacement. If you need help, ask others for it! Call the police if you see a drunk driver on the road or someone driving crazy.
She decided to tell everyone on Facebook about the man’s good deed.