Friday, September 21, 2012

The Ways of A Ten Year Old

Two Nickels and Five Pennies . .

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 his 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.
I think the world would be a way better place if we all tried to be like this ten year old boy, and thought of others before thinking first to satisfy our own wants. 


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    1. I thought to so too. Plus, I didn't seem to have any of my own brain power this morning, so cut and pasted :)

  2. Wow this really made me well up with tears...

    1. It's kind of humbling, I think. At least for me, knowing how selfish I can be at times.

  3. Thanks for sharing this Judy. Too bad most people weren't as beautiful as this little boy.

    Have a great weekend..

  4. I wonder how many waitresses now-a-days would even connect the facts.

    1. I wonder how many waitresses nowadays would even serve a 10 year old boy all by himself?!

  5. I think we can all learn from this 10 year old.. And the waitress.. Great post Judy. Thank you.

    1. Hope you are doing ok - - thinking of you :)

  6. Love it! I have heard this story before and it always moves me. So true! Love your new Halloweeny look!!

  7. I love a good heart warming story, and this is sure a good one!

  8. Love this story. Wish the world operated like that 10 year old!


  9. Such a good reminder that a little kindness goes a long way.