A Story About the Things That Count in Life - Simply SAMAD

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Story About the Things That Count in Life

James worked at a fish distribution factory. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the cold room (Freezer) to inspect something, but in a moment of chance, the door closed and he was locked inside with no help in sight.

Although he screamed and knocked with all his might, his cries went unheard as no one could hear him. Most of the workers had already gone, and
outside the cold room it was impossible to hear what was going on inside. Five hours later, whilst James was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory, eventually opened the door and saved him.

James then asked the security guard how he got to open the door, as it wasn't part of his work routine.

His explanation?

"I've been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you're one of the few who greet me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am invisible. Today, like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner; 'Hello' at the entrance when resuming for work...

But curiously, after working hours today, I observed I've not heard your' bye! see you tomorrow.' Hence, I decided to check around the factory. I look forward to your 'Hi 'and ' bye' every day. To you, I am someone. By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened. Then I sought and found you!

Moral Lesson to reflect upon:
Be humble, love and respect those around you as life is too short!
Try to have an impact on people in ways we can't even imagine, especially the people that cross your part every day!!!

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