One of the Little Things That Make Me Love My Job

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August 5, 2014 | By: Scott Holton

Harley-davidson MotorcyclistThe other day, I had something happen that I thought I would share with all of you. Last Monday was a usual busy morning. Mondays are typically our busiest day of the week here at J&P Cycles, and July is also one of our busiest months.

In addition to my duties as a blogger, I answer e-mails from all over the world, monitor and answer questions on our Facebook page, serve as the main moderator of the J&P Cycles Forum, and split time during the week as a chat technician on the J&P website Tech Chat feature. My plate is not only full, but satisfying as well.

This past Monday, I got a message from the receptionist that there was someone in the showroom to see me. I responded back that I had to finish a couple of items, but I would be there soon. When I made my way out, a fellow I didn’t recognize steps up to me and says “Scott, I don’t know if you remember me, but in 2003 when I was on my way up to the Harley Davidson 100th anniversary, I broke down here. You took me to your home, fed me, brought my bike into your shop and fixed it. I ended up staying the night and you put me up. I have never forgotten that, and this is the next time I have been by here. I just wanted to thank you once again.”

I was pretty floored by this – WOW – I thought. As we stood and talked, he mentioned that the fact my wife and I did that influenced him greatly, and he had helped a number of people in the years that have past, just as we had. Now looking at this guy (honestly), I don’t remember him from Adam’s housecat; however, I was pretty impressed that 11 years later he stopped to look me up. What a great feeling! It’s quite humbling to know that you influenced a man’s life to the point that he stopped years later to thank me again. That sort of made my day!

I wanted to share this with everyone as a simple reminder that we are judged by the way we treat others. A small gesture of kindness can make a huge impact on someone’s world.

Pay it forward! The results are heartwarming.

Comments (5)

You know, when I read this I was not even surprised!
I have known Scott well over 20 years and am still wrenching and riding on the old shovel we built in his garage 20 years ago! :) J&P Cycles you have a gem. One of a kind

Hi Scott. I met you today, via facebook/email, and sensed a wonderful attitude to the point that I wanted to know more about you. Your story says a great deal about you and confirms why I did some exploring. Both your story and, hence, your character, are most enlightening. Best wishes to you.

Yes, when you pay it forward you never know the impact. When I was 18 years old, 40 years ago now. A man that frequently came into the gas station I worked at gave me 50.00 to finish paying off my old jeep that I was making weekly payments on. He said it was his 50th birthday. And when I turned 50, to help someone else out. Every since then I have helped folks every time I can. I can feel him tapping me on the shoulder saying ” here is your chance to make a difference…
Thanks
Mike Bush
1434 winding Rd
Parkersburg WV 26104

You “Sir” are one of “The Main” reasons I shop at J&P!

I’ve spoken to people at J&P regarding a number of items, mods etc.

I get to speak with a “Real Human” and not be put on hold, or even worse-never contacted etc..
I can hear the genuiness in the voices I’ve spoken to!

There are others to shop from, but..”There Is Only One” for me!

Great story!
Much respect to you and the J&P Cycle family!

Hello Scott, what a great story. Funny how you dont remember him. He surely did you. You have always had that effect on people. What you and your wife did for him, is just what you do, and who you are as people.

Thanks for a wonderful story. Have a great day!

Sugar B

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