Thursday, December 22, 2016

Showing appreciation for those who serve us

As reported by Joshua Becker, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop back in the day when ice cream sundaes cost much less than today. He sat at a table and a waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied his coins. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he asked. Meanwhile, people were waiting for tables, and the waitress became impatient. "Thirty five cents," she replied brusquely. The boy again counted his coins. Then he said, "I'll have a plain ice cream. The waitress brought him a dish of ice cream, put his bill on the table, and hurried away.

The boy finished his ice cream, paid the cashier and left the coffee shop. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside his empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he could not have the sundae because he wanted to have enough money left over to give her a tip.

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