The woman asked him, "How much are you selling the eggs for?"
The old salesman replied: at $0.10 - the egg, madam.
She said, "I'll take 6 eggs for $0.50 - or I'll go.
The old salesman replied: "All right ma'am, take them at the price you want". Maybe this is a good start, because today I haven't been able to sell a single egg.
She took the eggs and went away feeling that she had won. She got in her car and went to an elegant restaurant with a friend.
There, she and her friend ordered from the menu what they liked best. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $380. She gave $400 - and they asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.
This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor old egg seller.
The question is:
Why do we always show that we have power when we buy from the needy? And why are we so generous to those who don't even need our generosity? Why do we like to live on appearances so much?
I once read somewhere:
"My father used to buy simple products from the poor at high prices, even though he didn't need them. Sometimes I used to pay them more.
I worried about this act and asked him why he did it. Then my father replied: "It is a charity wrapped in dignity, my daughter".
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