” how much do you sell your eggs?”
The old seller answers:
” 0.50 one egg, lady
The lady says:
“I’ll take 6 eggs for $ 2.50 or I’m leaving”.
The old seller answers him:
” buy them at the price you want, lady. This is a good start for me because I haven’t sold a single egg today and I need this to live “.
She bought her eggs at bargain price and left with the feeling she had won.
She got into her elegant car and went to an elegant restaurant with her friend.
She and her friend ordered what they wanted. They ate a little and left a lot of what they asked for.
So they paid the bill, which was $ 400, the ladies gave $ 500 and told the owner of the chic restaurant to keep the change as a tip…
This story might seem quite normal to the boss of the luxury restaurant, but very unfair to the egg seller…
The question it brings is:
Why do we always need to show that we have power when we buy from those in need?
And why are we generous with those who don’t even need our generosity?
Once I read somewhere:
” my father used to buy property from poor people at high prices, even if he didn’t need these things.
Sometimes he paid them more. I was amazed. One day I asked him ” why are you doing this dad?”
So my father said:
“it is a charity wrapped in dignity, my son”
I know most of you will not share this message, but if you are one of the people who took the time to read so far… then this message of attempt “humanization” will have taken one more step…
In the right direction…