When Stooping Low Is Fine!

This is based on a snippet that appeared years, rather decades, ago in Reader’s Digest:

Scene: In a shopping aisle of a retail store

A cute old lady sighted a cheaper box of detergent, a brand sourced locally by the store and hence stocked on the top shelf – it was the industry practice. These local brands introduced at the initiative of the store managers usually do not have the budget for more favourable spots.

Not the lady in the anecdote though. See her in the clip below:-)

She went right up and pressing herself against the shelf, taking care not to topple merchandise off the lower shelves, and put out her hands. No luck, she was still many inches short. Raising her heels a little also did not help.

She stepped back in disappointment and stood there wondering what next.

Just then another customer, a tall man, seeing her brief struggle, walked down the aisle to her.

Looking at where her gaze went, he easily reached and pulled out the box from its high perch and handed it over. It was she needed just one.

The lady thanked him gratefully. Feeling compelled to do more, she turned to him:

“Would you be needing anything from here?”

She was pointing at the bottom shelves for him.


While some encounters go like this:

or here.


Source: vidmo.com

I Really Miss The Old Days!


In those days, when my mother sent me down to a store with 5 cents I’d come back with:

4 Potatoes,
2 Loaves of Bread,
2 Bottles of Milk,
a Hunk of Cheese,
a Box of Tea and 6 Eggs.

You can’t do that now, Too many of those things they’ve got up there and everywhere these days… they don’t miss much, the bloody cameras!!


Thanks to: Md. Alsanda at alsanda.wordpress.com/

Who Ever Said Honesty Doesn’t Pay?

John found the printouts coming out of his computer printer faded and difficult to read.

He checked the yellow pages and located a local store.

His call was answered by a friendly guy on fourth ring. John explained his problem.

A friendly voice at the other end: ‘Ya, I know how it is. Your printer needs to be cleaned up and nothing more. You bring it here, we charge you fifty dollars.’

‘Did I hear fifty dollars?’

‘Ya, you heard it right, friend.’

‘That’s pretty steep.’

‘You know we have salaries to pay, rent…those are our standard chages.’

‘Can’t to you make it for less? You see the printer is only an year old.’

‘Have you kept the instruction manual handy – the one that came with the printer?

‘Yes, I’ve it.’

‘Then you may be better off doing it yourself. It’s all nicely explained in the manual. People do it by themselves. ‘Go for it.’

‘Well that’s swell. Thank you.’

John could not contain himself: ‘Listen, my friend, you’ve been very helpful and thank you again. Are you the boss there?’

‘No, I work here.’

‘Does your boss know you’re actually driving ready business out through the front-door?’

‘Ya, he does.’

‘He is okay with it?’

‘Tell you, it’s his idea.’

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‘That’s one kind of a boss I’ve ever heard off.’

‘Ya, he knows them. It happens all the time.’

‘And, what happens all the time?’

The voice turned conspiratorial: ‘Between us?’

‘Why, sure.’

‘We make more money this way when we encourage them to fix it first all by themselves.’

Credits: openclipart(nicubunu, Antoine)