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Kindness and Respect

Posted by Jeffrey Fortner on

Mother Teresa said, "Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier." At Truwear we try to go beyond the expected when providing customer service and appreciation. A little respect and a few words of kindness can greatly affect the outcome of daily interactions. A story often thought of when trying to instill the attitude we should all have towards those around us is the Little Boy in the Ice Cream Store. Have you heard this one?

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 brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. ‘I’ll 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.

It doesn't cost anything to be nice. And the respect the little boy had for the hard working waitress is commendable. Simple and small acts of kindness amount to great things. At Truwear we want to build others up, support our communities, and just simply be kind. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we can always be striving to be a little bit better than we were yesterday. 

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