Monday, October 07, 2013

The way to do it

As the bus slowed down at the crowded bus stop, the Pakistani bus conductor leaned from the platform and called out, "Six only!" The bus stopped. He counted on six passengers, rang the bell, and then, as the bus moved off, called to those left behind: "So sorry, plenty of room in my heart - but the bus is full." He left behind a row of smiling faces. It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it.

~The Friendship Book of Francis Gay, 1977


KGMom said...

So true--a moment of politeness costs nothing, and the rewards are so great.

Jayne said...

So beautiful, that.