With the rising cost of living and inflation, many people can no longer afford adequate housing. It is not uncommon to come across homeless people in the streets of our cities. At the sight of these individuals, there is confusion between compassion and fear. Some people are even afraid to approach them. Others behave negatively towards these poor people.
For the majority of us, it is better to ignore them than to have any interaction with the homeless. The homeless are sometimes normal people who at some point in their lives have become unable to make ends meet. It is therefore not very nice to stigmatize them. The employees of this cafe have also paid the price. Read this article to find out the whole story.
A homeless man sat down in a restaurant
Today we are going to tell you the story of a homeless man who sat down in a restaurant. As you can imagine, the manager of the establishment did not appreciate the scene at all. Without knowing it, this one will learn a lesson which he is not about to forget.
The scene we are going to tell you about took place in a popular little cafe in a village. This establishment is famous in the area. You meet almost everyone there. You can find family members having a good time there.
Every day you will also see workers or bureaucrats taking a break there. Without forgetting the old people who read the newspaper while sipping a good coffee or the groups of friends who try to kill time by having an aperitif.
On what seemed like an ordinary day, employees and regulars were surprised to see a homeless man sitting at a table in the restaurant. He was an older man with worn clothes, a tired head, an unwashed body and an unshaven face.
A kissing moment
As soon as he arrived, the homeless man was immediately noticed by his appearance which denotes compared to the other customers of the establishment. It goes without saying that all eyes were on him. We imagine that he had become the subject of all the discussions, so his arrival cooled the atmosphere which was however very lively.
Once he was seated, the homeless was trying to call a waiter, but no one would serve him. A certain unease has visibly set in. Moments later, Marina noticed him and came to him as if he were a regular customer.
She takes note of his order. She showed great professionalism, since at no time did she consider him to be anything other than an ordinary customer. She did her job without question.
Once she noted the customer’s order in question, she went to save it. To his surprise, his superior reprimanded him. According to the manager, she should not have served a homeless person. He insinuated that she should have asked him to leave. The manager even warned her that if ever the homeless did not pay, he would deduct the bill from Marina’s salary.
The manager’s comments had the waitress worried, but to her surprise, the homeless man paid the bill. And that was not all, he left a generous tip for the young woman.
A trap for restaurant employees
The one everyone thought was homeless was not. It was a trap prepared by the true owner of the restaurant. The latter wanted to see how his employees behaved with customers. So he enlisted the help of a friend to play this little comedy.
After learning about the behavior of his employees, the owner got angry with his manager. He fired him. While he is looking for a new job, Marina has been rewarded for her attitude. Indeed, she currently occupies the position left by the former manager.
Her mission is now to transmit the right values to her co-workers. Once you have read this story, you will understand the lesson it was meant to convey. Remember never to trust appearances because, as the saying goes, the habit does not make the monk.