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Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 … and Chargers fans give it all back



September 15, 2011 – Comments (5)



During the game at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, a Club Level server by the name of Heather Allison tripped on a stair, and all the money she'd taken in for the day — about $1,000 — flew out her hands and landed all over the area — on fans in attendance, under seats, and one level down in the lower field section.

Instead of doing the full-on "Ocean's Eleven" money grab, the fans' first instinct was to let everyone in the vicinity know just whose money it was.

"All my customers began screaming over the railing to the people below: 'That's the server's money,'" Allison, a mother of four and full-time student, recalled. Club level fans started collecting the money in their section, as did the field level patrons.

In the end, Allison got back every bit of the money she inadvertently lost, and pocketed $170 in tips for the evening after giving the concession company its cut. "It was all there," she said. "Chargers fans are amazing. We're like a family."

It's a great story not only because a mother of four got all her money back, but also because of the connection fans have to the people who wing hot dogs and peanuts at them from the aisles, and satisfy their urges for a lemonade or cold beer on a fall day.;_ylt=Ao4Ln6dooAs98f4yNtgnp219t7l_?urn=nfl-wp7156


A  good story...


5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM, L0RDZ (90.10) wrote:

If only  we could all connect with one another like this..

maybe than the world could be the place it should.


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#2) On September 15, 2011 at 6:15 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

Club level seats probably cost what, $200 per?  The people occupying those seats have no need to steal twenty bucks from a concessions worker.  Just sayin.

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#3) On September 16, 2011 at 11:57 AM, vriguy (69.54) wrote:

@smartmuffin. Greed is not about need. We have so much greed in this country that it is refreshing to hear a story like this.

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#4) On September 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM, L0RDZ (90.10) wrote:

Indeed...   vri...  indeed...

this story makes me feel like there is some hope...

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#5) On September 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Afregoso (< 20) wrote:

When a story like this comes along it makes me feel like people still have hearts.

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