Today at lunch we had a table of 5 gentlemen stop in for lunch. They were all in uniform and I knew right away that this was my RAK. I introduced myself and thanked them a few times for their service to this country and let them know that I had picked up the entire tab. They were very insistent that I didn’t have to do that, but I told them it was the least I could do for what they do for us.
Being St. Patrick’s Day, I ask the host to be on the look out for the most green/dressed up guest so that I could RAK them. We found them in our lounge. A couple of ladies were starting their day here at CJ’s with some Shamrock-Ritas and appetizers and they were head to toe green & festive. I bought them some necklaces & green items to compliment their attire and gave them each a $17 gift certificate to use next time. They were psyched to PIF and said they would be seeing tons of people today.
Yesterday a mom of 3 was coming in for lunch with her kids. She had a 1 year old, a 3 year old, a 9 year and just herself. As a mom of 4, I know the desire to take your kids out and do nice things for them, but sometimes it is quite the task all by yourself. All of the children were so well behaved and the oldest was being very helpful. When I went over and told her that I was taking care of the entire check because of the connection I have with he situation she was floored and so surprised. Come to find out it was the oldest birthday and they were out to celebrate! SCORE!
This RAK happened Monday at lunch. Two older ladies had come in for lunch and right next to them was a Mom and her two boys about 4 & 5 years old. At some point during lunch one of the little boys had something stuck and the only natural way for a little boy to get it out was to throw it up. I quickly helped the mother who was quite nice, but a bit embarrassed. While all of this was happening the two older ladies were chatting away with the other little boy who was just watching his brother through all of this. The ladies were super kind and just continued with their lunch. When I told them that I would like to buy their lunches because as a mom myself I totally understood where that mother was coming from and to have people around you not make a big deal and just say “it happens” really helps in that situation. They were very surprised and were pleased to see how quickly both myself & Josh were in helping out with the situation.
I did my RAK yesterday to an older couple who were sitting in our Louisiana room. There was a party of 10 right next to them, having a great Saturday night, but the couple was never phased. The server told me even though it was so loud in that corner the couple was still super sweet. I bought their dinners and they were so happy and just said it’s Saturday night, we were young too.