The so much anticipated night out is here and you get a chance to enjoy yourself and have fun away from the tight schedules and all the work around the kids and the family. And there you are, at a fancy bar or a restaurant, having lots of booze and food. But when you call the night quits, you realize you are way too drunk to drive. Well, the fact is that many people who find themselves in a situation like this would still opt for getting home with their own vehicle instead of getting a taxi. It’s either the alcohol that makes them feel like superheroes who believe can control a car even they are drunk, or they are simply unaware of the fact that around 10.000 people lose their life as a result of drinking and driving in U.S alone. These numbers are staggering. So, what would you do? Would you drive yourself or ask for a taxi?
A woman named Paula Grzelak-Schultz found herself contemplating how to get home after a date night with her husband at the Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar in Sherwood Park, Alberta. But she eventually did the right thing and requested an Uber.
But, what this woman didn’t expect was to get rewarded for what she did. When she got back at Joe’s after a couple of days to get her car that was parked at the restaurant’s parking, there was a note on the windshield that said:
“Dear Original Joe’s Sherwood Park Guest,
Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight. I’m not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving. Enclosed is voucher good for 1lb of our delicious chicken wings. Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable, have a great weekend.
The place’s manager, Mr. McLean praised Paula’s decision to leave her car at their parking lot.
We believe what this restaurant did is sort of amazing. They encourage people to not drink and drive by letting them park their vehicles there. Many times, people would drive their own vehicle while intoxicated trying to avoid getting tickets for improper parking. Instead of punishing these drivers, we should reward them for making the choice Paula did and encourage proper behavior.