Thursday, September 15, 2011

Money and the Kindness of Strangers

Wisdom Quarterly

It was raining money at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium! Club-level server Heather Allison was taking orders in the stands at a Chargers football game when she tripped and showered unsuspecting fans a level below with about $1,000 in cash. You can guess what happened.

  • A man threw his baby over the railing telling him to grab as much cash as he could before hitting the bleachers?
  • Fans began to fight each other resulting in two deaths in a mad scramble during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression?
  • Gunshots were fired by security personnel in an attempt to clear the crowd who looked up to see money raining down before the shots did injuring many in the confusion and stampede?
  • No, it was even more amazing. The fans surprised everyone.

chargersfans Sports hooligans, susceptible to groupthink, give all fans a bad name (AP)

“All my customers began screaming over the railing to the people below: ‘That’s the servers’ money,’” explains Allison, who has sold refreshments in Sections 36 and 37 for five years.

Fans helped collect the stray bills as did the crowd below. Within minutes, a security officer returned with a stack of cash for the grateful waitress. “It was all there,” says the mother of four and full-time student who, after paying the concession, still pocketed $170 in tips. “Chargers fans are amazing,” she says. “We’re like a family.”

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