Not many of us would expect a handwritten note on our car's windshield to be positive. When Paula Grzelak Schultz had too much to drink with her husband at a local dining spot and left her car for two days, she didn't expect the note she saw under the wipers to be good at all.
3. Paula Was Shocked That Someone Wrote This Note To Her And Left It On Her Windshield
Paula soon found out the note on her car wasn't a ticket or rude message telling her she shouldn't have left her car overnight at that Sherwood Park, Alberta restaurant. And by the way, no, Sherwood Park isn't home to Robin Hood, that's Sherwood Forest in England.
4. The Words "Thank You" Stood Out In The Beginning
So it turned out that the manager from the restaurant Paula Grzelak-Schultz and her husband dined and drank at wrote the note appreciating that they left the car there rather than drinking and driving. Who does that? And what a great thing to have done!
6. Doing The Right Thing Paid Off In Saved Lives...And Chicken Wings!
In addition to the letter praising the couple for doing the right thing and not risking lives by drinking and driving, the manager at Original Joe's, Jay McLean, also threw in a voucher for free chicken wings. Winner winner chicken dinner for sure.
This isn't the first time Original Joe's manager Jay McLean has praised drinkers for not driving home from his establishment. Good for him! Hopefully he'll encourage restaurant and bar managers everywhere to do the same since the story has picked up a lot of steam on social media.
"Just a couple beers" still often means a lot more than only two and glass size does matter! Also of course, body weight and other factors vary when it comes to how much alcohol is safe to consume before driving. The best thing is to do what Paula Grzelak-Schultz did and leave the car or, better yet, not take it in the first place
9. People Blasted Social Media Talking About The Car Note Given To A Drunk Woman By A Restaurant Manager
Paula Grezelak-Schultz took to social media to share the positive response she got from Original Joe's manager Jay McLean by not drinking and driving. By posting the letter she had found on her car and telling her story, Grezelak-Schultz received 16,000 likes and 8.500 shares.
10. So Even Restaurant Managers Can Help Save LIves
Even in this day and age with strong reminders and harsh penalties for drinking and driving, we still need to encourage safe behavior to save lives. What an amazing story of a restaurant manager/good guy supporting someone who made the right decision not to drink and drive. Yeah, let's have more of that...