Saturday, 26 September 2009
WISDOM OF THE WORLD - WEEK 75
A Most Important Question
A young woman worked hard at College. She was studying to be a nurse. During the second month of nursing school, her professor gave the class a pop quiz. The young woman was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until she read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
The student thought that surely this was some kind of joke. She had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark haired and in her 50s. “How am I supposed to know her name?” she thought to herself.
She handed in her paper, leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward their 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." The young student never forgot this lesson throughout her career.
She also learned the cleaning women’s name was Ruthie.