On some special weekends, I have to work. I really do not love those weekends but what can a young man do?
There however is an added advantage as I get to have the security men on the premises assist with cleaning up my car for a token. There is one particular of them who is too good I know him by name. The last time he touched my car, I got a commendation from my brother. Luckily, he was on the premises today. I called him up and asked him to please assist with the inside of the car. I was sure to carry guests this protracted weekend and didn’t want to be shamed with a dirty car.
You learn the value of driving a clean car with experience. I wouldn’t mind investing my last dollar on seeing the car is clean. On this occasion, however, I was particular of having only the inside cleaned for two reasons:
1) Another person will clean the outside tomorrow. Where I was going to sleep, there was this other security person who would tidy the body of the car. I know he would. I’d save a tip for him.
2) I didn’t want a full body wash, so I wouldn’t have to pay the full amount. Not my fault, I had to budget for the other security man.
I thought the assignment was clear, only for me to come down and discover that the guy had done both inside and outside.
What will it profit him to do only the inside, and leave the outside? he seemed to ask himself.
“It is a weekend, and since I am not doing much I decided to take care of everything.”
Being someone who knew the value of service, I decided to reward him for going the extra mile. He knew that it was always good to pay it forward. Immediately, I decided to share my Sallah meat with him. I also shared my Sallah confectionary with him and his colleagues. But apart from that, He has earned my friendship, and I will not hesitate to assist him where necessary.
I asked him to Do Something, he did, and OVER.
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