In my perusing the internet, I came across the following story. “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?”
“50 cents,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.
“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.
“35 cents,” she said brusquely.
The little boy again counted the 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 departed.
When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.”
Sure, the young boy could have spent the full amount and not provided a tip but how much more was this impact? What about us? Do we have integrity (meaning good character and principle)? How about to this level? Do you see this in your workplace?
One of the areas that With Purpose draws out of the individual and the organization is integrity. Regardless of the cost, effective business etiquette are priceless. Add us to your bottom line…consider us a tip!