|Homeless people are served filet mignon|
by professional waiters in Glendale, Calif.
Today, I found an even better one along those lines. Greg Benson, a comedian known on line as pulling off cell phone prank videos, decided to do something a little different.
He went to the Ascencia Shelter, a place for the homeless in Glendale, California. He and his team converted the institutional style lunch room into something close to a 5-star restaurant.
Benson got chef Jesse Brune and his staff to come in and make a very tasty, high end meal. Some musicians set up in a corner and played some nice classical music.
Benson dressed up in a tuxedo, and as homeless people arrived expecting the usual donated meal, he welcomed them as if he were a maitre d greeting valued customers who had reserved a table for the evening.
Brune whipped up a top shelf filet mignon and a dessert that was to die for.
What I like about this "prank" is that it was about respect. When we go out to a decent restaurant, the staff (hopefully!) treats us with respect. Why not be deferential to the homeless who come in for a meal?
I honestly don't think most homeless people choose to be in their situation, and maybe if you offer a little respect, it'll give them hope they can get out of circumstances they're in. And if they do, we're all better off, right?
Yeah, that's a little pollyanish, but what the hell, it's still plausible.
I was actually quite moved by the video of this "prank" and you this might warrant a Kleenex alert for you. Watch: