“I invite folks just to put some words to action here and if we need to find somebody that needs to have their shoes shined, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes.”
“Whether they got tennis shoes on or not — maybe they got sandals on — it really doesn’t matter. But, there’s a time in which we need to have some personal action here. Maybe we need to give them a hug, too.
“I bought about 1,500 of these [brushes] and I gave them to all our Chick-Fil-A operators and staff a number of years ago.”
“So, any expressions of a contrite heart, of a sense of humility, a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment begat with an apologetic heart — I think that’s what our world needs to hear today.”
Popeye’s just brought their chicken sandwich’s availability to eight days a week.
[Note: I spent some time on the Chick-Fil-A comment line –(866) 232-2040 — with a gentleman named Mandrell to ask him if abasing oneself by shining the shoes of other men was now an official policy. Mandrell claimed not to know about this and asked if it happened yesterday or today. He claimed that he never got a shine brush and seemed somewhat less than forthcoming when I asked him, “Do you think any man should shine another man’s shoes in order to curry favor?” He was in a hurry to close off the report…. and get on to the next of hundreds of thousands of calls from folks kicking Chick-Fil-A to the curb. I advised him to find another job that was not such a waste of life.]