STORIES: “The rude customer”


There was once a newspaper vendor who had a rude customer. Every morning, the Customer would walk by, refuse to return the greeting, grab the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor.

The vendor would pick up the money, smile politely and say, ‘Thank you, Sir.’ One day, the vendor’s assistant asked him, “Why are you always so polite with him when he is so rude to you? Why don’t you throw the newspaper at him when he comes back tomorrow?”


The vendor smiled and replied, “He can’t help being rude and I can’t help being polite. Why should I let his rude behavior dictate my politeness?

(Author unknown)











8 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Common courtesy is never outdated!


  2. Reblogged this on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog and commented:

    an older post


  3. Words of Reality and Truth. One needs to be all these things when you are tackling rude people and angry people. Thanks for the awesome share, Amira.


    1. Yes, dear friend, we should not let others pull us down with negativity, we need to remained centered in our peace. Not always easy to do, but a great practice to follow! 🙂

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      1. Yes absolutely true, Amira and not easy at times cause we too are in a world of illusion and are humans but for sure working on ourselves and reading motivational books do keep us focused on who we really are.


        1. Yes, exactly, we have to try to stay focused. All these inspirational things and writings help us to keep our thoughts on the positive side 🙂

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          1. Absolutely true, Amira. A lovely day to you dear.

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