The food is tasty.
The service is always exceptional.
The restaurant stays clean and the tables are adorned with fresh flowers.
Furthermore, one of my good friends is the local owner.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee rallied his fans on Facebook to make August 1 Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
I don’t need to go further into that part of the story because you already know it.
It is fair to assume though that my friend has realized record in-store revenue for a Wednesday in the middle of the summer.
As my family prepared to drop off our minivan for service here on August 1, we needed a place for dinner.
With all the publicity, Chick-fil-A was clearly on the kids’ brains.
All the Chick-fil-A photos on Facebook confirmed the response nationwide.
(Photo herein courtesy of LA Times)
My youngest two may not have understood all the hype, but they still proclaimed…
Dad, everyone is going to Chick-fil-A!
The choice was mine.
So, we went down the road to a local diner.
The place was nearly empty.
The waiter provided a warm welcome.
Based on his attire and mannerisms, it is fair to assume he was gay.
With my family of five at the restaurant table, the moment was both ironic and beautiful.
I led my family in prayer and we had an enjoyable meal.
The service throughout the dinner was friendly and professional.
When the check arrived, I notice we were overcharged.
When our good waiter returned, I kindly explained the situation and he apologized openly and explained what happened.
He quickly corrected the tab, and we wrapped up our meal at the quiet diner.
I shared my thanks with the kind waiter, and left a 20% tip.
He deserved it.
As I further reflect on the Chick-fil-A frenzy, I can only think about this waiter.
Of course he knew what was going on in our country and down the street.
It never showed.
He had a job to do tonight and he did it with professionalism and love.
So did I as a father and Christian.
That’s why we ate at the diner down the road on Chick-fil-A Day.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
(John 13: 34-35)
What are your thoughts? Where did you decide to eat on Chick-fil-A Day?
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