What you can learn from an ice cream sundae

Monday’s Life Lesson: Before you pass judgment, first treat others with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

 A 10 year old boy approached a soda shop counter and climbed up onto a stool. “What does an ice cream sundae cost?” he asked the waitress. “50 cents,” she replied.

The little boy reached into his pockets and pulled out an assortment of change, carefully counting it as the waitress grew impatient. She had “more important” customers to wait on.

“Well, how much would just plain ice cream be?” the boy then asked. Irritated, the waitress responded curtly, “35 cents.”

Again, the boy slowly counted his money. “May I have some plain ice cream in a dish then, please?” He gave the waitress the correct amount, and she brought him his vanilla ice cream.

Later, the waitress returned to clear the dish and when she picked it up she felt a lump in her throat. There on the counter the boy left 2 nickles and 5 pennies. She realized that he had had enough money for the sundae, but sacrificed it so that he could leave her a tip.

Let’s remember this boy and his ice cream sundae before we judge jobs, clients, or situations that we deem to be less important.

 And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.


Best regards.

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

(949) 753-7900


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