I wish to end the year on a happy note.Here is an old and very short story to that end. Happy New Year to my readers
It was early in the morning. The old lady tried to reach the toy on the top shelf but she could not succeed. A young man who was in the same aisle rushed to her aid. When he handed over the toy, her eyes gleamed and asked him to check whether it is suitable for a boy of eight years. It appeared that she had forgotten her glasses. He looked at the details and found it was suitable..
She said “It is for my grandson. He has been wanting a remote controlled helicopter for his birthday. How much does it say it costs?”
“Oh, oh. That is expensive. Please keep it back” she said.
“What was the price you were willing to spend?” he asked her softly.
“Why? Do you work here? My budget is around 15 dollars. Is there any sale?.” she asked expectantly.
“No sale. But we are giving a gift to the first buyer today in the toys section” He pulled out a gift card from his pocket and said “. Here is a gift card for 15 dollars. You now pay only $15. It is a good deal. Happy birthday to your grandson” he said as left her in a hurry presumably to another aisle.
The old woman was grateful to Lord for her luck and walked briskly to the counter and said “Thanks for the gift scheme for the first buyer from your shop. I really appreciate it”
The surprised counter clerk said “What gift scheme? We have none such presently.”
The lady indignantly told her “Better check with your supervisor. Just now the young man in charge gave me the gift card. That is meant for the first buyer, he said. Please see this. Why should I tell you something that is not true?”
“Madam, this is a gift card presumably bought from this store by the young man. For your information there is no male employee in the toys section”
It then struck her that it was a kind gesture by the young man to an old lady who couldn’t afford a 30 dollar present for her grandson. She looked around only to find that he had left.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love”. ~Mother Teresa