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The Way We Treat People – Remember Those Who Serve

April 28, 2009


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?’ he  asked.

‘Fifty cents,’ replied the waitress. 
The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. 
‘Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?’ he inquired. 
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. 
‘Thirty-five cents,’ she brusquely replied. 
The little boy again counted his 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 left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. 
You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. rach permalink
    April 28, 2009 12:42 AM

    That is a sweet story, if only we could all be a little more considerate.

    • April 28, 2009 10:02 AM

      The world would certainly be a better place for sure Rach!

      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. doodles101 permalink
    April 28, 2009 12:48 AM

    Thats so touching…I have always believed that if you want to judge the character of a person see how they treat people who cannot do anything for them.

    Unfortunately as we grow older our alturistic inclinations change.

    • April 28, 2009 10:03 AM

      I’m glad you liked doodles and I couldn’t agree more with your comment!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. April 28, 2009 4:07 AM

    Wow, that was something! It’s a heartfelt story that really pulled at my heartstrings. Thank you for posting.

    • April 28, 2009 10:03 AM

      I’m glad ou enjoyed it Lori and it was my pleasure to post it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. April 28, 2009 5:38 AM

    That’s touching for me too 😦

  5. April 28, 2009 7:31 AM

    if only ice cream still cost that much 🙂

  6. April 28, 2009 8:34 AM

    It is a sweet story.

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  8. April 28, 2009 9:55 AM

    Definitely touching. A nice feel-good tale to start off my day.

    Now tell a dirty joke to make me stop tearing up!

    • April 28, 2009 10:19 AM

      I’d like to help you out Megan but I don’t know any dirty jokes. 😦

      • April 28, 2009 10:23 AM

        I am very disappointed.

      • Sue permalink
        April 28, 2009 1:07 PM

        I don’t buy that for a minute Gary!

        • April 28, 2009 2:08 PM

          I’m trying to run a “Family Freindly” blog here Sue. LOL

          • April 28, 2009 6:52 PM

            …said the man who posted a photo of a dude’s boner…

            • April 28, 2009 8:57 PM

              Well yeah, there’s that. Ok, other than that a “Family Friendly” blog. LOL

      • April 28, 2009 1:10 PM

        Me neither Gary. Who the heck are you trying to kid???

  9. Sue permalink
    April 28, 2009 1:08 PM

    Great story! Let’s hope all kids have that good sense.

  10. April 28, 2009 2:46 PM

    Let’s hope that all GROWN-UPS have that good sense, as I have a friend she works as a server and trust me there are times when a couple leaves her 1 dollra tip and she worked her ass off to make them happy.

    I think they should learn from this little kid!

    Thx for the story!

  11. April 28, 2009 4:15 PM

    Gary, enjoy these stories…Thanks!

    • April 28, 2009 4:30 PM

      My pleasure Luisa! I’m glad you like them!

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