You just never know

This news first came out, I think, a couple of days ago. It was so inspiring to see a lowly, but consistent act of goodness get rewarded, eventually.

You might have read it, too. It was about a waitress who inherited $50,000 and a car from a cranky old customer, who died recently.

It’s not an easy task, to put aside our pride and ego to do what we’re called to do; and, regardless of whether or not other people do their part. But, to do so may come with an unexpected reward in the end. Or, not.

Hey, you just never know.

I don’t know, but I may have been very lucky, indeed; as I have not had an unpleasant experience with restaurant servers, in my lifetime. Yep! Not once! However, in hindsight, I just might have been aware of the possibilities of unexpected wet ingredients being garnished on my dish (like a supposedly, yet suspiciously extra-mild, extra-clear hot sauce), without my knowledge, if I ever displayed less than acceptable manners.

Again, you just never know.

But, that’s beside my point.

I simply wanted to reflect on the commendable character of this waitress who, for God knows how many painful times, served this mean-spirited customer of hers with a true servant’s heart and a sincere smile on her face. I’m sure it wasn’t easy, to say the least. I wonder if, at one point in time, she, too, was tempted to, uh… naaah, surely not.

But then again, the guy’s dead now. Old age, perhaps? Or, maybe, it’s the countless servings of mighty good food along with them, mysterious garnishes, that have finally caught up with him.

Gee, you just never know. Now, do you? 🙂

One thought on “You just never know

  1. This proves that a little kindness and persistence can go a long way. By doing her job well, the waitress is a hero to the customer.

    You’re right. And, not only a hero, but the reason for his change of heart. Crusty as it may have been, I bet. And, that’s pretty powerful, alright.

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