In the lighter mood: Who Is Poor?

Written by Maritime First

*A wealthy woman goes to a Swiss lace store and tells the boy at the counter*

*Sir, Show me some cheap Swiss Lace. It’s my son’s marriage and I need to dress my maid.”*

*After sometime, the maid comes to the Swiss lace shop and tells the boy at the counter*

*Sir, Show me some expensive lace. I want to gift my Mistress on her son’s marriage”*

*Poverty – is it in the mind or in the purse?*

*Who Is Rich ?*

*Once, A lady with her family was staying in a 3-star hotel.*

*She was the mother of a 6 month old baby.*

*”Can I get 1 cup of milk?” asked the lady to the 3-star hotel manager.*

*”Yes madam”, He replied, “But it will cost you money.”*

*”No problem”, Said the lady.*

*While driving back from the hotel, the child was hungry again.*

*They stopped at a road side tea stall and took milk from the tea vendor.*

*”How much?”*

*She asked the tea vendor*.

*”Madam, We don’t charge money for kid’s milk”,*

*The old man said with a smile.*

*”Let me know if you need more for the journey”*

*The lady took one more cup and left.*

*She wondered, “Who’s richer ?*

*The hotel manager or the old tea vendor ?*

*Sometimes, In the race for more money, We forget that we are all humans.*

*Let’s help someone in need, Without expecting something in return.*

*It will make us feel better than what money can.*

*Coffee never knew that it would taste so nice and sweet, Before it met milk and sugar.*

*We are good as individuals but become better when we meet and blend with the right people.*

*Stay connected.*

*”The world is full of nice people… If you can’t find one*

*Be One*.😊

— Toyin Olayiwola

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Maritime First