points 6 hours ago
This happened when I was still serving, but really made an impact on my life. When I was 23 I worked at a private country club. I am deaf now but was still mostly hard of hearing then. I noticed a member had new hearing aids and I asked if they were digital (20 years ago this was the newest technology). He said yes and I asked how he liked them compared to the analogs. I had two huge behind the ear analog aids at the time I was very self conscious about. They finished up and left and I didn't think much more about it.
The next day the GM calls me into his office. He sits me down and I'm sweating bullets because I'm always anxious about not hearing an order tight. He told me, Mr. Amazing member made you an appointment with his doctor in big city. He hands me a check for $5000 that covers the cost of two new digital hearing aids and the office visit.
I was stunned and honestly still am that someone could be that generous. The new aids were awesome and really helped me in my environment. Eventually they also helped me with a new job working in the restaurant POS industry.
Every time they came in, I made sure he got a big pour and their drinks were down before the server started.
It's 20 years later and I'm back behind the bar, now at a different club many miles away from home. I wish he knew how much I appreciated him and how he changed my life. I'm scheduled for a second cochlear implant surgery hopefully next week. It's a struggle and sometimes I hate that I lost so much hearing.
Every time I pour a KJ chard, I think of him and his family.
Maybe not quite the same thing, but probably the best tip I ever received.
points 6 hours ago This happened when I was still serving, but really made an impact on my life. When I was 23 I worked at a private country club. I am deaf now but was still mostly hard of hearing then. I noticed a member had new hearing aids and I asked if they were digital (20 years ago this was the newest technology). He said yes and I asked how he liked them compared to the analogs. I had two huge behind the ear analog aids at the time I was very self conscious about. They finished up and left and I didn't think much more about it. The next day the GM calls me into his office. He sits me down and I'm sweating bullets because I'm always anxious about not hearing an order tight. He told me, Mr. Amazing member made you an appointment with his doctor in big city. He hands me a check for $5000 that covers the cost of two new digital hearing aids and the office visit. I was stunned and honestly still am that someone could be that generous. The new aids were awesome and really helped me in my environment. Eventually they also helped me with a new job working in the restaurant POS industry. Every time they came in, I made sure he got a big pour and their drinks were down before the server started. It's 20 years later and I'm back behind the bar, now at a different club many miles away from home. I wish he knew how much I appreciated him and how he changed my life. I'm scheduled for a second cochlear implant surgery hopefully next week. It's a struggle and sometimes I hate that I lost so much hearing. Every time I pour a KJ chard, I think of him and his family. Maybe not quite the same thing, but probably the best tip I ever received.