Customers Help Wait Tables, Work Register, At Understaffed Restaurant In New Zealand

October 10, 2020

After a family emergency left a Thai restaurant in North Island, New Zealand, severely understaffed, customers stepped up and fulfilled the vacant duties.

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Credit: Emily Puhi

Emily Puhi was dining at the restaurant in Huntly and shared the wonderful story to Facebook.

"So we went to our favorite Thai food place in Huntly to find out it was packed.

The tables were filled, people lined up waiting to pay, to order or to pick up. The chef was by himself cooking so he couldn't wait the tables and be at the counter.

Found out that his staff didn't turn up.

So when the customers found out about it, the lady waiting to pay started waiting tables for him, and the other lady that works at the real estate shop beside the Thai place, worked the register with his permission and also waited tables.

We could easily feel the sense of community all around the place. Frowns turned to smiles and grumpy waiting turned to patiently waiting.

It was beautiful to witness. What an awesome place to live in."

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