Going out and having a couple of drinks with friends is all fun and games until it’s time to head home. Do you call a cab, take an Uber, walk, or drive yourself?
You know you’re not supposed to drive after you’ve had a few drinks, but sometimes your options are limited.
While that may seem like the case at that brief moment in time, one bar and grill in Nebraska wants you to know there’s always another way and they’re rewarding those who choose Option B.
Union Bar and Grill is located in Gering, Nebraska.
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On March 18th, Austin Martin met up with an old friend at Union Bar and Grill in Gering, Nebraska. Martin knew he had a few too many drinks that night so he called his wife to pick him up.
His wife, Janelle, picked him up and they left his truck in the bar’s parking lot overnight.
After dinner and drinks, Austin decided to call his wife to give him a ride home.
The next morning the couple drove back to the bar to pick up Austin’s truck.
As Austin was going to get into his truck he noticed a note on it. He picked it up and read it.
It was from the owners of the bar.
Carla and Scott Swanson left a note on Austin’s truck.
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The note said, “Just wanted to thank you [for] leaving your car parked overnight. I’m not sure if you consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we want to thank you for not drinking and driving.”
According to SWNS, the owners of the bar, Carla, and Scott Swanson, have been randomly leaving notes on cars that are left overnight in their parking lot for a few years.
“We’ve been doing it for a number of years,” Carla said. “We don’t do it for every car, but we try to do it randomly. It’s important to us and to the community.”
Customers are able to redeem the note for a hamburger and french fries.
Data from 2014 revealed that 10,265 people died from alcohol-impaired driving crashes and the Swansons are trying to do their part to keep their community safe.
Janelle acknowledges that driving while drunk could be tempting to many, especially since her town doesn’t have a taxi service or Uber, and that’s precisely why she supports the Swansons’ special note to their customers.
“It’s such a great gesture, and I think it would totally make people think twice about drunk driving.”