I often leave my car unlocked during quick stops at the gas station or store, in between runs parked at Papa John's, and while I am walking to the door on a delivery. Lately, I've also been leaving my windows down because it is so bloody hot.
Today, I took my wallet into the gas station and left my purse in the passenger seat to by gas during my first delivery. Some people would worry about coming back to an empty place where their car was or their purse snatched (The joke would be on them if they had done that- They'd have a bag full of tampons, assorted chapstick, a Sharpie, and my key chain library card and gym card.). But I came back to find $25 sitting in my purse.
I don't know if it was the drunk man behind me in line who snuck up to my car behind me and dropped it in my purse while I was pumping gas or the [very attractive...] young man who held the door for me as I was leaving the store and he was entering. Or maybe even someone else who has even more impressive ninja skills.
If it was the man behind me in line, he must have overheard my short conversation about how often I get stiffed or under-tipped with the attendant. If it was the man who held the door for me or another unseen person, I would assume he or she saw the pizza bags. Maybe someone knows how much this system needs to change and cares about the people who can actually make it happen from the front lines...
Whatever the motivation and whoever the "culprit", I am so very thankful for and inspired by their silent act of kindness.
(formerly "Bare Barista Threads" and "Memoirs of a Pizza Girl")
With a year of delivering pizza, two and a half years as a barista, and some more time in the trenches, I have plenty of stories, thoughts, and musings. The days that threatened to break me all the while built me. I want to help others in my profession view their work as an opportunity, too. This is my soap box.