Never judge a book by its cover!

A classy title with a class story to prove!

It’s a habit or better say human nature to judge a person by its appearance. Why just a person, we judge every little thing and as per our perception towards it, we interact. It’s somewhat a habit that might help you seldom but will throw you in embarrassment if you misjudge people based on their mere appearance or behavior. You never know what they might be in true means.

Aiding the title here’s a little funny story I found somewhere on the net and it made me chuckle along with the moral it gives. It teaches that being judgmental will not ease your work nor will get you into any profit or might even take you away from an opportunity! Read on…

An old lady handed her cheque to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw Rs.500..”

The female teller told her, “For withdrawals less than Rs.5,000, please use the ATM”.

The old lady then asked, “Why?” The teller irritably told her, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” She then returned the card to the old lady.

The old lady remained silent. But she returned the cheque to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”

The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and said to the old lady, “My apologies Granny, you have Rs.3.5 billion in your account and our bank does not have so much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”

The old lady then asked, “How much am I able to withdraw now?”

The teller told her, “Any amount up to Rs.300,000.”

The old lady then told the teller that she wanted to withdraw Rs.300,000 from her account. The teller did so quickly and handed it to the old lady respectfully. The old lady kept Rs.500 in her bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of Rs.299,500 back into her account. The teller was dumbfounded.

The moral of this story is that rules are inflexible but we humans can be flexible when the situation requires us to be. We should not treat people based on their looks or how they are dressed. Rather, we should treat everyone with respect. And … never be too quick to judge a book by its cover


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