Proof that "late" really is better than never.
If you got away with a crime…would you ever own up to it? Probably not. So imagine the shock of Tucson restaurant owner Carllotta Flores – who opened up an envelope this week…finding an apology and $1,000.
An anonymous waitress has given back money she stole from Flores back in the 90's. In a handwritten note (which you can read below), the waitress details working at one of Flores’ El Charro restaurants when she was attending the University of Arizona. Saying she’s carried guilt and remorse for all these years, the woman admitted to pocketing a couple of hundred dollars. That’s now been repaid – with interest.
And really? It couldn’t have come at a better time for Flores, who had her purse stolen this week. “This sort of renewed the faith that we had a lot of good people out there," Flores says. "I don't know where she's at or who she is, but I hope that she's read or has seen what an impact this has made not only on me, my family, my business but where it will go in the future.” In the future? Yup. Flores is planning to paid it forward.
- Here’s the text of the note: Dear Carlotta Family. I worked for you as a waitress very briefly back in the 1990's, while a student at U of A. One of the waiters I worked with had encouraged me to "forget" to ring in a few drinks a shift and pocket the cash. And for some stupid reason, I did it. I grew up in the church, I knew better. I hadn't stolen a dime before then, nor have I since. Thankfully, I was a terrible waitress and you all fired me before it could amount to more than a few hundred dollars total. It's been 20 years, but I still carry great remorse. I am very sorry that I stole from you. Please accept my apology + this money as a repayment + 20 years of interest. May God forever bless you+ your family. -A Thankful Former Employee
Apparently, kids eat a lot of fruit, but may not even know where the fruit comes from.
Just WOW Part 2!!
You know how the song goes: "I believe that children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way..." Apparently, that includes where apples come from. A new poll has revealed that about a fifth of British children don’t know that apples come from trees.
Researchers polled 1,000 kids, age six to 12, and found that a significant amount of them don’t know where their favorite fruit really comes from. Out of those kids, about 20% don’t know that apples grow on trees, and 80% think that bananas do grow on trees.
After hearing about the survey, TV personality Katie Piper decided to team up with organic fruit juice company Honest Kids to offer a group of children the chance to spend a day on a fruit farm… to learn where the heck these fruits really do come from.