Two Texas Women Step In To Help Out Denny’s Workers
Two women in Texas recently shared their experience at a short staffed Denny's and it was a powerful display of unity.
After attending a concert one evening, Sylvia Arredondo and her mother Idalia Merkel decided to stop and get something to eat; as one usually likes to do at a concert! Their fist stop was an IHOP but that plan was halted when they arrived to the closed IHOP due to staff shortages.
Their next stop was Denny's, which was open but as soon as they walked in they quickly noticed the Denny's was short staffed. After being seated by another customer, Arredondo and her mother were informed that there was only one waitress and one cook working. The customer who seated them had decided to step in to help, as well as his wife. It didn't take long after that for Arredondo and her mother to also step into action and help out.
Sharing the entire experience on Facebook, here is the how the whole event went down:
it didn't take long for others to join in and some began bussing tables, others took orders and Merkel became a cooks helper. Arredondo points out that the cook and waitress looked to be college aged, and after attempting to call their manager failed, the waitress and cook were left to tend to the restaurant by themselves.
In this beautiful display of community, Arredondo also points out that despite no one really knowing what to do, everyone was determined to lend a helping hand:
None of us knew what we were doing. Could we have frowned upon this establishment and walked away angry, like so many others? Absolutely!
All we knew was this sweet young lady and young man showed up to earn a paycheck, and we were all determined to not let them sink!
By the time they finally convinced the waitress and cook to close shop, everyone left the Denny's still hungry but full of gratitude and pride.