With the rising cost of living and inflation, many people can no longer afford adequate housing. It is not uncommon to come across homeless people on the streets of our cities. At the sight of these individuals, there is confusion between compassion and fear. Some people are even afraid of getting close to them. Others behave negatively towards these poor people.
For most of us, it is better to ignore them than to interact with the homeless. Homeless people are sometimes ordinary people who at some point in their lives have become unable to make ends meet. It is therefore not very nice to stigmatize them. The employees of this bar also paid the price. Read this article to find out the whole story.
A homeless man sat down in a restaurant
Today we are going to tell you the story of a homeless man who sat down in a restaurant. As you can imagine, the property manager didn’t like the scene at all. Without knowing it, this will learn a lesson he will not forget.
The scene we are going to tell you about took place in a small popular café in a village. This property is popular in the area. You meet almost everyone there. You can find family members having a great time there.
Every day you will also see workers or bureaucrats taking a break there. Without forgetting the old people who read the newspaper while sipping a good coffee or groups of friends who try to kill time by having an aperitif.
On what seemed like a normal day, employees and regulars were surprised to see a homeless man sitting at a restaurant table. He was an old man with frayed clothes, a tired head, an unwashed body and an unshaven face.
A moment of kiss
As soon as he arrived, the homeless man was immediately noticed by his appearance which denotes compared to the other customers of the place. Needless to say, all of his eyes were on him. We imagine that he had become the subject of all discussions, so his arrival refreshed the atmosphere which was however very lively.
Once seated, the homeless man was trying to call a waiter, but no one would serve him. A certain discomfort is visibly established. Moments later, Marina noticed him and came to him as if she were a regular customer.
You take note of your order. She showed great professionalism, as she at no time did she consider him anything other than a regular customer. She did her job with no questions asked.
Once she wrote down the customer’s order in question, she went to save it. To her surprise, her superior scolded him. According to the manager, he shouldn’t have served a homeless man. He implied that she should have asked him to leave. The manager also warned her that if the homeless ever didn’t pay, he would deduct the bill from Marina’s salary.
The manager’s comments worried the waitress, but to her surprise, the homeless man paid the bill. And not only that, he left a generous tip for the young woman.
A trap for restaurant employees
What everyone thought was homeless was not. It was a trap made by the real owner of the restaurant. The latter wanted to see how his employees behaved with customers. So he enlisted the help of a friend to play this little comedy.
Upon learning of his employees’ behavior, the owner became angry with his manager. He fired him. While looking for a new job, Marina was rewarded for her attitude. In fact, you currently occupy the post left by the former manager.
His mission now is to pass on the right values to his collaborators. After reading this story, you will understand the lesson it was meant to convey. Remember never to trust appearances because, as they say, the dress does not make the monk.