Wednesday, 18 May 2011

"Unless you be like little children" - A Story Recounted by Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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 returned to wipe down the table she looked down and burst into tears
For there beside the empty bowl were stacked two nickels and five pennies.

 Had the boy bought a Sundae he would have been unable to leave a tip....

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