Cleaning Lady

 

Value- Gratitude, Right Conduct

Sub Value- Respect

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

“What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count for our quiz grade?

“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.”

I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

Learning:

There are so many people who make our lives so comfortable and easy. We take them for granted. Can we imagine how difficult life could be without such people? So let us take some time and  at least give them a smile, thank them or wish them.

 

http://moralsandethics.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/five-great-lessons/

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