A Child Shall Lead Them … Even in Line at the Post Office! April 19, 2013
By guest blogger Curt Murphree, Mortgage Banker with PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
On Monday I was standing in a long line at the post office when a postal worker walked up to an 80-year-old woman and politely said, “I’m sorry but you can’t have your poodle in here, you will have to leave.”
The woman said, “Oh really? I’ve been in line for 10 minutes and I’ll lose my place and won’t be able to take care of this.”
Not one of the 30 adults in line said anything, me included. It looked like the woman and Spike were on their way out.
To the surprise of many, an 11-year-old girl spoke up and said, “ma’am I’ll watch your dog for you while you finish up in here.”
The woman was pleasantly surprised at the generous offer and handed her dog over to the girl who proceeded outside through the glass doors in full view of everyone. When the woman finished up she thanked the girl and handed her some money which the girl refused to take until the woman insisted and forced it into her hands.
It was great to see an 11-year-old set an example and demonstrate to a room full of adults the Golden Rule. Personally, I was really surprised that the young lady who taught us a lesson in etiquette was my daughter, Annie. I’m definitely a proud dad but I’d tell the story if it was your daughter too.
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Make the rest of your week a good one and if you find yourself in a long monotonous line make it more interesting by showing some generosity.