Today we'd like to share a lighter story with you, but one that proves the kind of differences that franchises can make in people’s lives.
Jean Wilson is a huge Domino’s Pizza fan. Every day, like clockwork, at 10:00am the 80-year-old Memphis resident would order a large pepperoni pizza and two large diet cokes. Wilson’s delivery woman Susan Guy is so used to meeting Wilson that when Wilson’s order didn’t come in on Monday, she got concerned. Guy stopped what she was doing, jumped in her car and went straight to Wilson’s house. She banged on the windows and doors and when there was no response, called the paramedics. They found Wilson inside the house and got her to a hospital in time to save her life.
It’s a great story of human caring. As Guy told the Today show, she just knew something was amiss.
“I said, ‘She hasn’t called in three days?’ ” Guy told NBC. “I go, ‘I gotta go, I gotta go.’”
But Guy’s manager told her, “ ‘Nah, you don’t have to do that,’ ” she related. “And I said, ‘Yeah, I do. Clock me out if that’s what you’ve got to do.’ ”
Wilson has been released from the hospital already. This story is proof that the reliability that franchises boast can occasionally feature fringe benefits. We salute Susan Guy for taking her job so seriously.