This kid delivered.
"Hi, I'm Anson and I'll be taking your order. Unless it's an emergency, in which case I'll be the one giving orders." (via)
It's only June, but one kid already has the best summer job story of 2015. 19-year-old Anson Lemmer is staying with his parents in Glenwood Springs, CO for the summer (they live in Denver normally) and working as a pizza delivery boy for Uncle Pizza. After only two days on the job, he probably has Employee of the Year on lockdown.
"This was my very last order of the night. I expected to just run right out there and back," Lemmer recounted to the Post Independent, but "when I pulled up there, I knew something was wrong, and I had to act." Not only is this kid a hero, he's a pretty good storyteller, too.
“When I pulled up [to the address], I knew something was wrong, and I had to act." That something wrong was a man turning blue in the front yard, with another man ineffectively attempting to revive him and yet another calling 911.
"They asked me right away if I knew CPR. I jumped in right away to do those chest compressions." Fortunately, Lemmer had just been instructed in CPR the year prior, and didn't hesitate for a second.
This is just a photo from Uncle Pizza's Facebook page. It's not really related to the story. But the caption they had was "We can't really deliver babies, but..." Well, maybe they should reconsider that now that they have Anson F-ing Lemmer on staff.
"It's important to not get caught up in the bystander effect," continued the remarkably cool kid, “I felt a couple of ribs break. He's going to wake up with sore ribs." Much like Lemmer after getting hugged by everyone in town.
Approximately 10-15 minutes after Lemmer took control of the situation, Glenwood Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene. They shook his hand and thanked him, which seems appropriate.
“He started to breathe. Very wheezy. Not coherent yet. I backed off." Because that's what cool life-saving folks do once they know their job here is done.
Lemmer's manager, not knowing what a badass he had on his hands, at first assumed the kid had gotten lost. But he hadn't gotten lost. He'd saved some dude's life and taken some time to himself to call his parents and reflect on the nature of life and pizza delivery. "I called my parents and said this has been the craziest pizza delivery ever. I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man."
As if it wasn't obvious from how awesome he'd been already, Lemmer added, “If I stumble across something like that, I'm going to do anything I can to help."
In fact, the only thing Lemmer said that didn't make sense to me was, "They didn't want the pizza after that, of course." Um, I think I'd like a nice slice of Uncle Pizza after that. Unless they're planning on having it bronzed and mounted in the center of town in his honor.
That makes much more sense. Good job, kid. I mean, man.