A Texas teenager working at Great American Cookie Company, located inside the Katy Mills Mall, was nearly fired after he bought an on duty police officer a cookie with his own money.
Why on earth would he get in trouble for this you may be asking? The next family to walk up behind the officer was angry because he did not also buy their cookies as well. The middle aged couple tried to physically fight the teen and told him that they would get him fired.
Sounds like they need to head back to the loony bin!
The teen’s mother, Tami Kurtz Randolph, posted to Facebook:
“My Son works at Katy Mills Mall and on Sunday evening an on duty Police Officer walked up to the counter and placed his order. My son offered to pay for his cookie with his own money. The officer was grateful said thank you and walked away…..
The next family walked up and said “are you going to buy mine too?” My son replied with “I’m sorry I bought his because he is wearing a badge”…… then this customer started verbally attacking him, calling my son a racist, & threatened to beat him up. His wife threatened to go back there and slap him.. The middle aged man sat down his little daughter and tried to come behind the counter to attack him. Thankfully his coworker defused the situation. The man then said “I will get you fired”.
As soon as this man started the attack my son, he stepped back and walked away… he said very little to this man.
on Monday he received a text stating that he was to bring all of his “stuff” the next day for a meeting with his manager and upper manager.
Tuesday he walks in with all his stuff. He was told the upper managers want him fired. Thankfully his manager refused and said you are an excellent worker and and everyone agreed that you did nothing wrong (The day before this situation he was offered a $2 an hour raise and management) He then started his normal scheduled shift. He worked 2-3 hours , when he was called into the back room where she had written him up. It says “he bought a cookie for a police officer and a customer wanted to physically fight him” it does state “if this happens again he will be terminated.” Then she stated after todays shift you will be on a 1 week suspension……. REALLY (he did finish off his shift)
Since when does buying a police officer a cookie give anyone else a reason to attack someone. And when did a Corporation want to FIRE someone for being KIND, taking what a customer said or did, regardless of how hateful they are.
Great American Cookie Company you FAILED on this one……
Thankfully my son said he would do it again in a heartbeat.”
While the cookie company may have failed on this one, the Katy Police Department did not!
Fox News reports:
Great American Cookies Company on Monday issued a lengthy statement apologizing to Zack Randolph and said the suspension was due to a misunderstanding.
“On behalf of Great American Cookies, we are sorry. This type of situation is not indicative of our Brand,” the statement read.
The suspension was lifted and the person who oversaw the situation was “relieved of all duties and responsibilities” related to the stand, according to the statement.
The Katy Police Department also posted to Facebook:
“It was our pleasure to finally meet the young man from Great American Cookies, who did a selfless deed despite what others may have thought. Sergeant McClure and the rest of the Katy Police Department would like to say thank you for supporting law enforcement and going the extra step to show your appreciation.”
It’s sad that good deeds can be made to look bad when miserable people are involved. Good for Zack for doing what he thought was right!