Tony Posnanski has been managing restaurants for over 15 years. Over that time, he has met thousands of people, but a recent interaction with a customer and her daughter struck a chord with Posnanski, and he was compelled to share that story.
On a Facebook post, Tony address his message “To the woman and child who sat at table 9.” He then writes, “A few weeks back you came into my restaurant. I was asked to talk to a table close to yours … they said your child was being very loud.”
Posnanski explains that when approached the woman, he as greeted with a question that hit him square in the chest. “Do you know what it is like to have a child with autism?” she asked the veteran manager. In that moment, Posnanski thought deeply about his role as a father. He knew this wasn’t the first time this woman had been in this situation. So rather than ask them to leave – as some complaining customers asked him to do – he did something that silenced everyone. He paid the bill, high-fived the woman’s daughter, and told them “enjoy your meal.”
“Honestly, I wrote this to you and your beautiful daughter because I wanted to thank you both,” he writes, “You also taught me a valuable lesson … Sometimes doing the right thing does not make everyone happy; just the people who need it the most.”
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