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05-30-2004, 02:28 PM
Hey Buddies,

You gotta read this!

Five important lessons

First Important Lesson - 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

Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11.30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address
and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.

It read:

"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night.

The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God blesses you for helping me and unselfishly serving others".

Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole

Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.

"Well how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins.

"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away.

The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn't have the sundae because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

Fourth Important Lesson - The obstacle in Our Path.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came a long carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts.

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies, needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save her."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I Start to die right away?"

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Yet he was willing.

Do not expect anything in return when you help others because you might get disappointed.....

Life is always a game, when you least expect God would reward you in the most astounding way...........

By the way, does it matter whether anyone notices you doing a good deed?

What really matters, is He knows !!!!

05-30-2004, 08:17 PM
Hi Goodcomplanboy,
Welcome to geetham.

thank you for this great post
very good lessons indeed
(although must say ...I have a the feeling that I have already seen this here ...but never mind :Ksp:)

BTW ...ur username is rather long.....would u mind if we shorten ur username to GCB? :ee:

hope to see you in other threads too
(btw...ur current avatar is that of another geethamite :ee: )


05-30-2004, 11:14 PM
Thank you , for the lessons, The first one was absolutely for me.

It is a really very good post, and it is real good


05-31-2004, 10:42 PM
good one...thanks for sharing it with us Good complan boy

05-31-2004, 11:22 PM
Thx Ppl.

BTW ...ur username is rather long.....would u mind if we shorten ur username to GCB?

Blue, I dont know whether you know this or not, but people in yahoo chennai chat do call me as GCB. So GCB is perfectly fine with me.

(btw...ur current avatar is that of another geethamite )

I did try to upload some other pics, but there is a restriction in size, so I couldnt upload anything syntactic to me :ee:

06-01-2004, 12:11 AM
well u can if u like upload a picture direclty from a different url I belive.
your avatar picture should be equal or less than 6kb I think if u upload directly from ur own pc

sorry didn't know mate...do not frequent chat rooms full stop :ee:


06-01-2004, 12:20 AM
touch pannitteenga..

super appu..


I appreciate this..... :D

06-01-2004, 02:21 AM
thxy suryalover

Blue, is this Avatar ok, took it from our very own Geetham Gallery.

06-01-2004, 11:13 PM
thxy suryalover

Blue, is this Avatar ok, took it from our very own Geetham Gallery.

GCB ku apt a irukku...


06-02-2004, 03:24 PM
Nice one Complanboy.....this has already been posted in geetham....but still good to read it again

06-02-2004, 03:30 PM

Welcome to Geetham Forums....

That was very thoughtful post, see you around in other topics for arguments and comedy tracks... feel free to spread your wings... lets fly together.

06-04-2004, 09:13 PM

Welcome to Geetham Forums....

That was very thoughtful post, see you around in other topics for arguments and comedy tracks... feel free to spread your wings... lets fly together.

Hi Gan, thanks for the welcome :)