All too often we hear the horror stories about people being utter jerks to pregnant women, the non-offering of seats on crowded trains, the losers who pass by them without opening a door, the random acts of rudeness that we hear constantly from women, pregnant or not. Â I don’t think pregnant women are delicate little flowers, but I do think that this world can sorely lack manners and common decency on occasion, and I love when I hear about a human doing something nice for another human just because. Like in this case, where a woman who was overdue in her pregnancy went out to eat with her husband and her two-year-old toddler. From The Consumerist:
Jason recently took his very pregnant (actually overdue) wife and their 2-year-old son out for a meal at their local Red Robin in North Carolina.
â€śOnce seated, a manager came up to us and started talking,â€ť he tells Consumerist. â€śHe was extremely friendly and jokingly asked my wife if this was her last meal before heading to the hospital.â€ť
The manager wished them well and went back to the business of managing his restaurant. But when the bill came, there was a nice note letting them know that the mom-to-beâ€™s entire dinner had been comped.
Sure, the note reads, â€śMOM 2 BEE GOOD LUC,â€ť but whoâ€™s going to quibble over spelling and grammar when youâ€™re talking about a free meal?
â€śIt was a pleasant surprise and made my tired of being pregnant wife a little more cheery,â€ť writes Jason.
How cute is that? If you click over to the website link above you can see the receipt for the bill, and the mom’s meal only came to $11.50, but places can’t buy this sort of good publicity, and coupled with the message left on the receipt it was just a cool thing to do. I’m not sure if there is a Red Robin in my area, I am totally going to visit one the next time I see one. I love giving my support to businesses that do stuff like this. And I read on their menu that they have something called “pretzel bites.” Mmmm pretzel bites. Mmmm random acts of kindness and pretzel bites.