Readers of this blog, at times, have blasted South Sound restaurants for truly terrible service. We've all been there, done that, and have been bitter about it (the lack of an apology for a used bandaid in my food at a Bonney Lake Chinese restaurant comes to mind...)
Today, I flip to the better side of service, the gracious kind.
A reader sent us a letter about a dining experience in Orting that ended with a great moment of honesty. Here:
This afternoon my wife and I were bicycling on the Foothills Trail from South Prairie to Orting. We stopped at the Shell Station in Orting which is home to CC's Grill. They have a comfortable spot in the Shell station with a great assortment of books, magazines and newspapers for kids and adults. After splitting the best burger and fries that we had eaten in years I left a couple of dollars in the tip jar to show our appreciation.
We gathered our cycling clothes and walked our tandem bicycle back out to the trail. Just as we were getting back on the bicycle, a young lady came running up to us. She said she had noticed that one of the bills I had left in the tip jars was a $20. She was worried that this was unintentional.
It had been a mistake. But we were very surprised. How often does one encounter this level of honesty and concern in today's society, especially among young people? I understood then why the food we had just eaten was so delicious. It was made by people who really do care about others and the job that they are doing.
We encourage everyone to visit Orting, a place where small town values are still alive and well. While you are there stop at the Shell station and check out CC's Grill. They have a big menu and the burger and fries we split today were absolutely the best.
Steven & Alice Miller, Tacoma
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So, readers, anyone done anything similar for you? Comment and tell us who it was and what they did.