We all enjoy a night of ridiculously drunken shenanigans now and then, there’s no shame in that. However, if you know you’re going to be out having a good time, driving home should never be an option. You’ve probably heard every excuse in the book, from your tipsy friends who are determined to get behind the wheel, “I’m not that drunk” or “My house isn’t that far” or God forbid the, “I’m the best drunk driver.”
Many times people are worried about leaving their vehicles overnight wherever they’ve parked them. One woman in Sherwood Park, Alberta made the smart choice to take a safe ride home and she was rewarded in the best possible way.
Paula Schultz received a surprise on her windshield after leaving her car at a bar parking lot overnight.
Schultz told CTV Edmonton she had left her SUV in the parking lot outside an Original Joe’s pub and restaurant because she’d had a bit more wine than she thought was safe, so she took an Uber home instead. The next morning she expected to find a ticket on her car, but there was something much better instead.
This letter from the restaurant manager was attached to Schultz’s vehicle.
The letter reads:
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 a voucher good for 1 lb of our delicious chicken wings. Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable, have a great weekend.
Not only does Schultz have the peace of mind knowing she made the right decision, but now she gets a pound of free chicken. It doesn’t get much better than that.
After finding the letter, Schultz shared it via Facebook and the internet was overwhelmingly appreciative of the message.
The post has since been shared more than 8,700 times and commenters were overflowing with praise for the restaurant’s unbelievably kind gesture and Schultz’s wise decision.
This isn’t the first time Restaurant Manager Jay McLean has rewarded safe decisions.
According to Reddit, someone said they also got a thank you in the form of chicken wings after leaving a car overnight. Apparently, McLean has been leaving notes on customers’ windshields for about a year, but he has never done it for publicity.
“They came here and they chose to spend some of their few precious free minutes with us,” he told Global News. “I just hope they feel appreciated and thanked for not getting behind the wheel.”