Skip to comments.Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 Snowy Miles for Job Interview
Posted on 02/26/2013 3:51:37 AM PST by lowbridge
Art Bouvier, the owner of a New Orleans-inspired restaurant located in Indianapolis saw a young man trudging through the early morning snow and ice last week. The teen stopped to ask Bouvier who owns Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food how much further it might be to his final destination and was told it was six to seven miles.
He thanked me and continued on, Bouvier, who also goes by Papa, wrote of the encounter in a now viral Facebook post. He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to. He didnt. He just started walking.
To a local news station, Fox 59, Bouvier added that the teen later said he wouldnt have money for a bus ride until he got a job.
Bouvier continued in his post that 15 minutes later he was in the car and told his wife to pull over when he spotted the teen still walking.
Thats when he found out the 18-year-old named Jhaqueil Reagan had intended to walk a full 10 miles for a job interview. The Bouviers gave Reagan a ride the rest of the distance but thats not all.
Im thinking to myself, heres a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage, Bouvier told Fox 59. Thats the kind of story your parents used to tell, my parents used to tell, up both ways in the snow.
Bouvier took Reagans phone number advising him to keep his interview, but noted he would see if he could hire him at Papa Roux.
In a phone interview with TheBlaze, Bouvier went on to say he told Reagan whatever the other shop offered him, he would double it.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Greedy 1%-er exploiting the underclass at low pay.
I’m sure in Obama’s mind - the teen was able to get the job because govt built roads and regulate vehicles to the point that only working vehicles can be on the road — so the teen owes his success to Big Govt.
...and of course - the rest of us know that this is a teen dedicated to his family - that despite leaving school - finished his education to support his family - and is worth double in pay! The govt can’t give that to anyone!!!
Glad Someone HIGH is looking out for this kid and his siblings!
Great story. This economy is killing our youth. My own son, squandered a decent job and spent the next year unemployed. I pray American youth will be strengthened by their sacrifices. I pray the taker generation will be shamed into becoming productive again. We need this conversation to happen. Thanks to the Blaze, for your new- found youth, and your determination. GOP, Burn In Hell for this! Yes, I blame the complicit GOP for not standing up for these kids. This is a lost generation, disconnected from God, family and opportunity. I will reach those I can.
This is EVIDENCE of what I will write about in a editorial soon: Unintended Consequences of Obama.
Who says it uninteneded?
The ‘saddest’ part of this is when the kid works long enough to put some money away or buy something ‘decent’ to wear, the lads that didn’t get to bed till 5AM will be waiting for him at 9PM to steal his shoes or hat or coat and if he should ‘disrespect’ them or (horrors) pick them out so they can be punished for their evil ways, he will get to make the ‘supreme sacrifice’.
AND the neighborhood will rally ‘round the thugs - once the obligatory candle vigil and town hall meeting to reduce crime - not enough police, too many police, take your pick.
And if the restaurant owner should take a stand in the youths behalf, the thugs will just trash his establishment or harass the customers frequenting his place.
So when he closes his business ‘they’ will protest that the reason there are no decent restaurants, super markets, departments stores etc in their ‘hood’ is because whitey is prejudiced and wont spend his money there.
All this because the Mr. Bouvier CARED and did the ‘right thing’ by offering Jhaqueil Reagan a ride and job.
You may ‘accuse’ me of being cynical, then again, you are probably correct.
Kudos to Mr. Bouvier and the enterprising young lad anyway.
Bouviers got conned.
Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 miles
The banned-during-BO-Admin word they were looking for is “desperate”.
Nice story and all, but, before I signed on, I would find out what exact kind of meat do you put into a ‘Po Boy’?
I'll admit I was rather disappointed. After looking long and far for something to give me hope that the "inner city yutes" were not totally useless I came across this article.
"Jhaqueil" Now there's a good black sounding name!! Finally a good one!!
From his picture he's white as the driven snow.
Ah well, I pray the best for Mr Reagan and for the restaurant and it's owner. I'll eat there when I get up to Indy.
I agree. Burn in hell GOP!!
I wish I could read a story like this every day. I wish them well.
On more important news, Mac daddy takes his 250th vacation, at the tax payers expense of $20,000,000.00, after a grueling work schedule of 4 hours.
I do. You’ll see and agree when it’s posted.
Another take from limey town.
Hey Elsie, how’s their food?
Shrimp, roast beef, and even hamburger po boy submarine sandwiches served on French bread. If you are ever in Lousyanna, give them a try. You will love them.
Why do you say that?
This story was a real heart warmer. (Short video interview at link.)
The fact that the restaurant owner’s Facebook account went viral shows that there are a lot people out there who still know and applaud what is good and right.
I don’t know; but I’ve driven past the place a zillion times or less.
They don't call it Hoosier Hospitality fer nuttin'!
They always will. It’s natural law. It’s a shock particularly to pop culture types.
We’ll see what Ben Affleck does with his discovery.
Been there once and the food was good. Wide selection good prices but crowded.
Jeff Foxworthy did a skit about Louisiana cooking once.He said it's delicious but you shouldn't ask too many questions about what's in it.He went on to imitate a guy with a cajun accent cooking something up...."git back in that pot,git back in there" (it's funnier with the accent thrown in).
Reagan said its been hard finding opportunities. He was forced to quit school two years ago when his mother died. He completed his GED while staying home to care for his siblings.
Great story! I wish them both all the success in the world.
I have a very white, blue eyed blonde 51 yo daughter named Kenya.......
What an outstanding young man. Any employer would be blessed to have him.
What a great story! God bless this young man, the restaurant owner for giving him a job, and the transit company for giving him the year’s pass! This is how it is supposed to be! This is how God intended for us to be...to care for one another!
Really? How so? Why would you say that?
Absent any proof otherwise, I find interesting your initial reaction is to view (apparently) all things with such a black heart.
But then again, you may be right, maybe the kid decided to walk in the snow in the hope some good person might come along and rather than hit that person up for cash, shock, offer him a job.
Take a look at post 28.
Indeed. I believe nothing this POS does is unintended.
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In addition to having a job that would be only a three mile walk from home instead of 10 miles, the local transit authority IndyGo gave Reagan a one-year pass free of charge.
Welfare dollars at work again....No wonder we are BROKE!!!!
It's actually a kind of cute name for a girl, but it does bring some connotations. I'd guess that most folks seeing just her name would expect her to be black.
(How'd you come up with the name, if you don't mind me asking? It's just quite unusual.)
Likewise most folk would assume Mr Reagan is black just due to his name.
So YOU'RE the one!
Sic 'im; boys!!
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Nice program!! ;^)
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