Learning to handle criticism in public is something that we’ve all had to do at one point or another. Getting over the “awkward” feeling that can accompany doing something that society doesn’t understand can be difficult, but this guy handles it like a champ. He just wanted to take his elderly mother out for a nice dinner and spend some good, quality time with her. I don’t see anything wrong with what he did, and these customers should be ashamed of themselves. Read the story below – do you agree?
A son took his old mother to a restaurant for an evening dinner.
Mother being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on her clothes.
Others diners watched her in disgust while her son was calm.
After she finished eating, her son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took her to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed her hair and fitted her spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.
The son settled the bill and started walking out with his mother.
At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”
The son replied, “No sir, I haven’t”.
The old man retorted, “Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every mother”.
The restaurant went silent.
If both he and his mother were not embarrassed to go out in public and spend a nice dinner together, why was it anyone else’s business to be involved in? I’m a little surprised that it was only this one man who stood up and said something about the actions of the other patrons in the restaurant. Have you ever been in this situation? Doing what is right isn’t always easy, and it can be even more of a challenge when others are openly disapproving. Never take your loved ones for granted!
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