Free Slice of Pie
April 7, 2016 10:29pm CST
We found ourselves in a different town yesterday while running errands. We went to Village Inn for lunch. Since it was Wednesday, we each got a free slice of pie. That was the first really nice thing. Secondly, they brought us a carafe of iced tea, no waiting for refills. As I gazed around, I noted many of the staff seemed well acquainted with the customers. I was really touched by how one elderly lady was treated. One waitress made a big deal of her. She said "I want you sitting right there, where I can see you. I always took care of you and Ray." I supposed that maybe Ray was her deceased spouse. When this elderly lady was through eating, the hostess asked for her keys to go get her car. The lady said she was capable of walking out to her car, but the staff said she WANTED to do this. I saw that the elderly woman used a walker to get around. She paid her bill and was able to walk out directly to her car. The people who work in the restaurant do not get paid extra to be nice. They just are. I enjoyed the good food and good environment. A slice of pie, a slice of life. I will go back there again.
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• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
It is not really close to us, but when we are in that town we will eat there more often. It is a chain around the country. I am not sure that it is always as nice but Wow! is how I felt. Maybe I should find their corporate web site and give them thumbs up.
• United States
8 Apr 16
That is such a sweet thing for that lady to do. We go to a restaurant that we have gone to for years. Recently my grandfather has had trouble in the morning, just walking sometimes. THey let us sit at the front and we have the same waitress we always like. VEry sweet and kind people. Sadly, there aren't too many of those around anymore.
8 Apr 16
I would like to find a place like that around here. I live in a place where it is too commercialized. A block away is a strip mall, and 3 blocks away is the mall. If there are places like that here, they are out of the way, and well hidden. It would be nice to find a place where there is good people, and good service. Where they know the clientele and don't mind doing extra nice things just because it is in their nature. I wouldn't mind a pie every Wednesday too!