Many of you would have come across this story earlier but for our readers who haven’t seen it yet, I’m putting it here once again. Most of us always complain about not getting our due but we seldom think whether we are doing what we are actually supposed to do and if we are efficient enough, giving it our 100 per cent.
Though this is just a story but the gesture of the little protagonist in the story is really thought provoking.
Once there was this little boy who went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number. The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
Boy: “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”
Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now.”
Woman: I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy: (with more perseverance) “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman: No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner: “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy: “No thanks,
Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.
Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!!!”
Now that is really something we should all think about. Isn’t it ? Do share your thoughts on this.