Free Slice of Pie

pie at lunch
@GardenGerty (92230)
Marion, Kansas
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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• United States
8 Apr 16
That sounds like a place I would frequent if I lived in that area.
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@marlina (64764)
• Canada
8 Apr 16
Same here, this restaurant knows how to treat its customers.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• 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
@marlina Maybe whoever owns it can open up one by my and another by me!
@jaboUK (51439)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
It's lovely to hear about this, there are still some lovely people about.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
That is how I felt as well. This was not in a little town where you expect some of the neighborliness. It was one of the nicest meals out I have had in a long time.
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@silvermist (16385)
• India
8 Apr 16
@GardenGerty Well,that seems to be a very nice restaurant.Not just because of the free pie,but seeing how they treat customers especially elderly ones.I wish there were restaurants like that here.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
It was such a pleasant surprise. I like to watch how people treat each other. This was great.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I wanted to go to that resto too. Where food is not the only nice but thepeople too
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
That just really made my day.
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@Scindhia (1977)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
Those people sound very nice. Its nice to know such acts of kindness happen more often than we think.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
I am glad we have a place to share like myLot. I think I will also look for a corporate website, or Facebook page to compliment them.
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@Scindhia (1977)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
@GardenGerty Yes, you should do that. They would be so happy!
@scheng1 (24893)
• Singapore
8 Apr 16
Wow, this shows a lot about the management team. Only when you have a good management then you get such workers who are proud of their job, and who are willing to go the extra miles.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
I just sent compliments to this location via their corporate page. I think we forget that we can tell people what we like and not just complain.
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@scheng1 (24893)
• Singapore
9 Apr 16
@GardenGerty True, it is good to compliment when the service is up to expectation. Personally I do not think there is a point in complaining unless we offer solution as well. If not, complaining just serves to make things worse.
@JudyEv (103678)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
In some ways and probably to the waitress these are little things but they would make a huge impact on the recipients. What a great place to eat. I'd be going back again too.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
It is one we will visit more often when we have the chance.
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@epiffanie (8326)
• Australia
8 Apr 16
oh how nice to get that kind of service .. definitely worth going back to ..
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
It is easy to forget this type of restaurant that does not have lots of hype. I loved it.
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
8 Apr 16
Those are the places we like to return to
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
Yes, they are. We will be sure to do so.
@Tampa_girl7 (22184)
• United States
8 Apr 16
What kind of pie was it ?
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
I had a traditional peach pie. It was delicious. The peaches had a fresh taste and texture and there was not too much sugar.
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@sharon6345 (105073)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Those are the real winners of the world. They are kind and nice just because.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
I think so too.
• 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.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
When I waitressed the owner emphasized that the success of his business hinged on how his staff treated people. He also would not allow customers to abuse us either.
@andriaperry (35823)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Apr 16
I love places like this one. treating the elderly with respect is the best service ever.
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@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 16
It is. I went to their corporate website and told them what a great place this store was.
@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Apr 16
sounds like a lovely place
@Marcyaz (36022)
• United States
8 Apr 16
I would definitely go back there now that is how all restaurants should be like taking care of their customers. No wonder they have return customers when they treat them so well. It sure is a slice of pie, a slice of life.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
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!
@mom210 (5951)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Apr 16
It is nice to know There are still places where the customers are treated well and loved.