Judging a book by it’s cover

It’s a cliché’ and we learn “not to judge a book ” and yet how often do we judge people on the way they look, where they live, how they speak, how they raise their kids etc. 

This story is humbling. It’s a reminder for us not to pass judgement too quickly. 

Life lessons from the an Ice-Cream Shop

ice-creamIn 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.

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About Camilla

I once was a caterpillar but when I grew up I found I had the most beautiful wings.
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2 Responses to Judging a book by it’s cover

  1. Rochelle says:

    Aw man, beautiful story.

  2. Camilla says:

    Glad you enjoyed it

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