Friday, July 2, 2010

Important Life Lesson #1

I came upon a blog while stumbling. And it was a copy of "5 Lessons on How to Treat Others". It was written by an annonymous writer. I'm not sure if any of the stories are true or not, but I liked them either way:

1. First Important Lesson - "Knowing the Cleaning Lady"
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired, and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello"."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

I love that. It reminds me a lot of my Dad, who goes out of his way to talk to people. I'll let you digest the first life lesson (:

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