Last Friday I was surprised to see Annie and Elisha dining at T-Bones in Derry with Annie’s 2 young sons. I know Annie and Elisha from Maddie’s Restaurant in Salem. My father in law goes to Maddie’s 7 days a week, and they treat him like a King. I picked up their tab, and they could not believe it. I was so happy to do so, as the manager at Maddie’s picks up Kenny’s tab every single day. They decided that they would flip a coin to see who got to take the gift certificate in to the community to Pay it Forward.
My Rak this week went to a family who had just got back from driving to Texas to pick up their son where he was stationed. They learned on their way back to New Hampshire that he was going to be deployed to Germany in July. They came in for dinner tonight to eat after their long drive home, son still in uniform. They told me how proud of their son they were and how wonderful it is to see kind people in the world. The father is priest and says that as a family they often do random acts of kindness and was very happy to be a recipient of one.
I know this is very late, but better late than never. Easter sunday was very very busy here in derry. We started of the day with 45 people being sat in less than 5 minutes after we opened! We were all hustling and bustling, but very much enjoying the day! Anyways, Maria (our hostess) came up to me and told me there was an elder lady on the phone asking if there was anyway we could deliver a ham dinner to her friend. I got on the phone and she explained that this gentlemen was in his 90’s, recently lost his wife, and had no means for transportation. My heart broke instantly and I couldn’t say no. I payed for the ham dinner and a piece of chocolate cake and had it delivered. Me and a bartender also filled a couple of plastic eggs with candies.
Today in Derry my RAK went to a regulars that visit the lounge often. Steve and his Mother were in for lunch. I had never been introduced to them by name, although I have seen them in here a lot. I explained the Random promotion, and they were very happy to have been chosen. I am sure that they will Pay it Forward.
Today in Derry, I had a party of 2 sitting in the 60’s, and asked them if I could split off 1/2 of their table in order to make a party of 6. They responded with an “Of course you can, no problem”, it was right then and there that I knew I had my RAK table for the week. I approached Louise and Skip at the end of their meal, and again thanked them, and informed them that I chose them as my table to RAK for the week. They were very appreciative, and I know that they will Pay it Forward.
I had an employee call me tonight upset that she had lost her wallet and asked if we could reissue her paycheck, as it was in her wallet. After I hung up the phone with her a woman called stating she had found a wallet belonging to one of our employees and would like to know how to get the wallet back to her. The girls met here at 6:00pm. I told the woman who returned the wallet how kind it was of her to go out of her way to bring it here. I wanted to reward her act of kindness with a random act of kindness!
I originally went to a table tonight because the little girl at the table had a recook kid steak tip dinner. As I was talking to the table and handling the issue, I realized the father really did not want to be a bother and refused to have me take her food off the bill or give him a gift certificate. So I bargained with him..I said Ok I won’t do either of those things, however I do like to pick one person/party a week to treat as a Random of Act of Kindness, so I’m choosing you and your daughter and picking up your entire check, all you have to do is Pay Forward this $25.oo dining certificate to an unsuspecting victim! He laughed and accepted. I went back to the table a little later to check on them and he thanked me again, saying that he and his daughter were just discussing who they were going to choose as their pay it forward.
This week’s RAK went to a couple expecting their first child. She originally ordered the Chicken Lettuce Wraps but it didn’t quiet agree with her. So she got plain pasta instead. I gave her a GC to come back when she had a better appetite. They were super excited, and happy to Pay It Forward.
My Rak for last week went to a family that is well known in the community. Mr & Mrs. Foote and their children were dining in with us on Wednesday. Their server Suzy had come up to me and was raving about all the good things they have done in the community, and how great they were! He is a firefighter and she is a nurse. I gave them a gift card, as they had already cashed out, and told them to come back and have a date night on us! They were very thankful and happy to PIF.