It is not without reason that elders and a whole host of books and literature advocate doing selfless acts of kindness towards other people. Here is a true incident that a friend shared with me that has me believing that it pays as well to do good deeds in one’s life, whenever one gets a chance to do so.
This friend was boarding a flight and had booked an aisle ticket for himself. When he got to his seat, he saw an old woman sitting on his seat, talking to someone on the phone. He signalled to her that she was on his seat, to which the woman responded by shifting her legs so that he could get inside to the middle seat. She still had her phone stuck to her ears.
My friend finally spoke to her. “Excuse me Madam, but I think you are on my seat”, he said.
“You sit inside no?” pat came the reply from the old woman.
My friend looked at her in wonder and was about to retort to her when he thought the better of her age and went inside, plopping down in the middle seat, grumbling to himself and rolling his eyes at the old woman.
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