Ice Cream | Story no. 87/101

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

How much is an ice cream sundae?

50 cents,  replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

How much is a dish of plain ice cream? he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

35 cents, she said.

The little boy again counted the coins.  I will have the plain ice cream, he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents her tip.


De-briefing of this Story

In life, it is easier to judge but difficult to understand. We judge so quickly that we do not even consider what the other person might be going through.

Please stop judging and start understanding. That will not only make us successful but also a human better.

This Story can be used to share the importance of

1- Never Judging
2- Understanding others

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