This is the case of a kid who made the bad decision to quit school after his mom died. Two years later, he was looking for a job and didn’t have a ride, so he walked. He walked 10 miles in the snow, ice, & slush to a Dairy Queen interview. He didn’t get the DQ job. Somebody was looking out for him though. On his way, he stopped and asked a stranger for directions to his DQ interview. The stranger, who happens to own a Cajun Restaurant, told him he had seven more miles to go.
Well, later that morning, and miles down the road, the stranger saw the young man still walking and offered him a ride. So impressed was the stranger, by the young man’s drive & determination to find employment, that he gave the man a job at his restaurant. Remember this, the next time you hear some sob story about how this or that person can’t make it to a job interview because they don’t have transportation. This is why your parent’s say they used to walk 10 miles, in the snow, up hill, to get to work. Some people are still willing to do what they have to in their quest to provide for themselves. This kid is an inspiration. He’s a throwback to the old American spirit.
“I said, well how come you’re not on the bus?” Mr Bouvier said. “He said, ‘I can’t afford the bus until I get a job.’
“I’m thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage. That’s the kind of story your parents used to tell, my parents used to tell.”[...]
That evening Mr Bouvier called Mr Reagan, who did not get the job he initially applied for, and offered him a job at his Papa Roux Cajun Cooking restaurant.[...]
Mr Bouvier added: “The next time somebody hands me a sob story about needing money for this or that, because they really want to make their lives better… I hope to be able to introduce them to Jhaquiel.”