Monday, March 29, 2010

Who's minding the store?

A little boy went into a drug store, reached the telephone, climbed on to the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone number). The store-owner looked at the boy and listened to the conversation.

Boy: "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?"
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line): "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy: "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman: "I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.Boy: (with more perseverance). "
Boy: "Lady, I'll even sweep your house and your sidewalk, and so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach , Florida."
Woman: "No, thank you."
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.

The store-owner, who was listening to this, walked over to the boy and said "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy: "No Sir, thanks, I am fine."
Store Owner: "But you were really pleading for one."
Boy: "No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!"

This is what we call "Self Appraisal"


Ugich Konitari said...

I am absolutely enjoying these little stories that you post, representing , maybe , some concepts that you teach.

Please do some more stories for other concepts, like you did this one for self appraisal.....

Wonderful post !

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I agree with UK! I love these stories you've been sharing and like her I suspect that they are indeed the concepts that you teach. I do so enjoy your posts, my friend! Hope your week is going well! I'm late getting here because my computer had a virus, but it's been taken care of now and I am SO happy!!


Greener Bangalore said...

lol ;)

Kavi said...

Appraisal season indeed ! :)

Many happy returns of the day sir !

nsiyer said...

Thanks Ugich Konitari for the inspiration.

As always you are the inspiration, Sylvia.

nsiyer said...

Greener Bangalore, thanks.

Kavi, hmmm appraisal. For our kind, we everyday do it.

RGB said...

The little boy sure thinks on his feet. How else could he come up with something like that!

Neha said...

oh my! this was amazing..such a nice anecdote..loved it..keep sharing such Sir :)

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