(Unrelated photo by Consumerist)
Every day or every other day, Kirk Alexander of Salem, Oregon orders pizza from a Domino's about two miles from his home. The employees know him well and can recognize his online orders instantly.
Last month, they realized that they hadn't received his orders in a while. In fact, it had been 11 days since he had ordered anything. They were worried about him, so they sent Tracey Hamblen, a delivery driver, to his home to check on him. That was a good choice, as it saved his life. KOIN 6 News reports:
He also knew Alexander, 48, has health issues. When Hamblen arrived at Alexander’s house, he saw lights on and heard the TV. But there was no answer at the door and his phone went directly to voicemail.
Paramedics said Alexander was laying on the ground in his house, and Fuller said they believed he had a stroke. It’s not clear when Alexander was affected.
Alexander is in fair condition at a local hospital.
-via Jonah Goldberg