In our busy lives do we tend to forget that we should slow down and remind ourselves that all people deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. Let me share a touching story:
In the days when an ice cream cone cost much less, an 8 year old girl entered a cafe and sat at a table.
A waitress approached and asked her what she would like. The girl inquired, How much is an ice cream cone with two scoops? ” “twenty five cents,” replied the waitress.
The little girl pulled her hand out of her pocket and counted her coins. “How much is just one scoop of ice cream?” People were waiting to be seated as the waitress was becoming noticeably impatient. “15 cents!” she said sternly. The little girl again counted the coins. “I will have one scoop please.”
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The little girl finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began clearing the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed neatly next to the empty dish was .10 cents-her tip.
What did you get from the story? Does it open your eyes as it has mine? My rant is done!
“Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness, especially those whom we perceive can bring little or no value to our lives.”