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She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?'
The old seller replied, '50 cents an egg, Madam.'
She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $2.50, or I will leave.'
The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. May be, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even one egg today.'
She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her expensive car and went to an expensive restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill.The bill cost her $130 She gave $150 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.
This might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.
The point is, why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get to be kind to those who do not even need our kindness?
I once read somewhere:
'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a kindness with dignity, my child"
Maybe we should all be like this man's father. Pay well.
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