In the shadow of Fenway Park, there a score or more of restraunts. Elizabeth is a waitress in one of them.
Last week a large family came in to celebrate the engagement of one of the daughters. Shortly into the meal, the betrothed young man came to Elizabeth and handed her his credit card saying “be sure to get me the check please.” “Of course” she replied as she took it, swiped it and got it set to go.
A while into the meal, the betrothed daughter came to Elizabeth and handed her, her credit card. “you’re all set”, Elizabeth said, “your fiance took care of it.” ” I know” replied the woman, “this is for the elderly couple sitting next to us….. We have so enjoyed them and they’ve been married for 60 years and are still in love, and give yourself a 25% tip.”
The family finished first, bid adieu and shortly thereafter the elderly couple asked for their check. ” You’re all set” Elizabeth told them, the engaged couple paid for your dinner.” Tears came to the eyes of the woman as she asked Elizabeth, “did you get a tip”? “Everything is all set” she reiterated, “you have a Merry Christmas.” As the woman was dabbing her eyes her husband reached across the table and tenderly took her hand, “let’s go payoff someone’s layaway at Target.” The woman smiled and they got up, wished Elizabeth a Merry Christmas. The man helped her put on her coat, took her hand and they left.
And so it is this Christmas morn…..Pass it on