A Short Story
Sunday, January 24, 2016
John worked at a cold storage. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the cold room (freezer) to inspect something but, 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 (freezer), it's impossible to hear what was going on inside. Five hours later, John was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory eventually opened the door and saved him.
John then asked the security guard what he came to do there as it wasn't part of his work routine.
His reply: "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 greets me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am invisible. So 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 "Good bye see you tomorrow". Hence I decided to check around the factory.
I look forward to your greetings every day because to you, I am someone. By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened. Then I sought and found you!
Moral Lesson: Be humble, love and respect those around you because life is too short. It truly is ..... try to have an impact on people in ways we can't even imagine especially the people that cross our path daily.
Author unknown to me