It was 9:30 at night and the department
store was half an hour away from closing for the day. Most of the sales people
were winding up. Reluctantly, I walked to the household department upon the
order of my mother to buy a kettle. I always avoid “bothering” people including
my colleagues when they just clock in or are about to clock out.
I checked the shelves and found
one that was of the right size. Like most customers, I walked up to the sales
lady nearby and asked for a new one. She was in the middle of some calculation.
Without looking up, she murmured “1.5 or 2.5?”
I was disappointed with such
service and rebutted though in the gentlest voice, “if you look up, you will
Hong Kong is famed for being the
shopping paradise but with “angels” like this sales lady, visitors will skip
Hong Kong! There are other more welcoming paradises around!
This is also an apt reminder for
us teachers. We should never bring our temper to school. We all have a part to
play in building a happy, healthy and harmonious campus for everybody to