Talk about a whopper of a true story.
Late in the afternoon this past Friday, Janelle Jones went to a Burger King in Rochester, New Hampshire, where she ordered a spicy chicken sandwich and sweat tea at the drive-through window. She was already on her way home when she opened the bag to find that the restaurant had messed up her order — messed it up in a big and unbelievable way.
Instead of her sandwich and drink, Jones found a huge bundle of cash — $2,631. Apparently, she had been given a bank deposit instead of the meal she ordered.
Foster’s Daily Democrat newspaper reports that Janelle called her husband, Matthew, to discuss what they should do with the small fortune that had dropped into their laps.
Matthew Jones admitted, “We are not perfect human beings,” and said the couple had considered the possibility of keeping the money, adding they could have certainly used the cash. But he said he and his wife are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and that “Jehovah sees everything.”
When the young couple returned the cash, employees of the Burger King were extremely thankful, especially since at least one of them reportedly faced the prospect of being fired if the money had not been returned.
And what was the reward for Janelle and Matthew Jones’ honesty — aside from their consciences being clear for having done a good deed?
Again, via Foster’s Daily Democrat: “A manager told me they would give me five free meals,” Janelle added. “The manager said he talked to the corporate office and they said to tell me ‘thank you.’”