"It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

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"It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby koimaster » February 13th 2018, 12:43pm

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She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?'
The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.'
She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.'
The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.'

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill costed her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is,
Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby Wasp » February 13th 2018, 1:23pm

Beautiful indeed. Willful charity. Presented in a most saintly way. I also enjoy givings in anonymity.

My bone head friend is somewhat unenlightened. He and his wife makes large donations to community causes at large community functions. The attended function and the donation are never related. They relish in the acknowledgement. I don't know how they miss the dozens of eye rolls. I want to crawl under the table.

Nice post Koi
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby koimaster » February 13th 2018, 1:33pm

Thank you. Everyday when I drive to my office I have to go through what Salem calls a downtown. I stop and pick up my coffee from a local shop while all around are homeless folks, men and women and kids who left or were kicked out of their homes. Most sleep on the street, in doorways, under bridges or bushes near the river.

Most mornings I pay for my coffee and the cashier charges me for a few more. After I leave a shop employee goes outside and gives a few of the nearby homeless some coffee. it does not cost me much and others now do the same. A bastard I may be, but a little compassion for those less fortunate can go a long way to brighten their day at minimal cost. Well worth it.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby TemerityB » February 13th 2018, 2:38pm

Wasp wrote: I also enjoy givings in anonymity.


Good for you, Wasp.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby Wasp » February 13th 2018, 2:41pm

Homeless twice. I get it.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby bedlam » February 13th 2018, 4:53pm

koimaster wrote:Thank you. Everyday when I drive to my office I have to go through what Salem calls a downtown. I stop and pick up my coffee from a local shop while all around are homeless folks, men and women and kids who left or were kicked out of their homes. Most sleep on the street, in doorways, under bridges or bushes near the river.

Most mornings I pay for my coffee and the cashier charges me for a few more. After I leave the shop employee goes outside and gives a few of the nearby homeless some coffee. it does not cost me much and others now do the same. A bastard I may be, but a little compassion for those less fortunate can go a long way to brighten their day at minimal cost. Well worth it.

There is a cafe in my town does a similar thing. When you pay for your meal they ask if you'd like to pay for the main part (sandwich or whatever) twice. You put the extra money (or they do if you pay on card) in a jar on the counter and any person down on their luck is welcome to come in and pay for food with money from the jar.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby biglove » February 13th 2018, 5:52pm

Wonderful post. We don’t tithe to a church; but, we give freely to those in need. Only we and our kids know what we do. Have always felt it was important for them to learn.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby Hawk » March 18th 2018, 2:54pm

Over at BladeForums we had a guy named Bill Martino running Himalayan Imports. The Nepalese blacksmiths were pretty far down the ladder in their society. Bill wound up marrying a Nepal woman (Yangdu) and started paying the kamis more than customary which was passed on to HI's customers - it didn't amount to anything noticeable.

We'd get pictures from time to time showing improved conditions but the big deal was a load of pics of one the kami's marriage - which was "outside caste" and, I gathered, kind of rare for the area.

Bill has passed away but Yangdu continues the sub-forum. Or at least she was still doing so last I checked.

There's not much I derive a bit of pride from but that was one. I still have about a quarter ton of the things around here - damn authentic Khukris are friggin' heavy.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby AlbertaTime » March 19th 2018, 12:55am

In a similar vein from a Toabao agent I sometimes use (and trust)

http://www.taobaonow.com/blog/22-the-li ... eller.html
There's much more than this, and the whole thing is worth a read but, for the moment:

I appreciate your continual support for our service. Not only because you are giving your businesses to me, but also because you are making a difference in the lives of these hardworking sellers who bring you the best prices in the world. I implore you not to ask me to bargain with them. Judge me if you will (because I cannot deny that there is a conflict of interest here, but if you do think that I am saying this only because of this conflict, I can sincerely tell you that it is an absolute insult to my character), call me soft hearted if you will, but please don't tell me to bargain with them. If you find that I am unreasonable, you are welcome to seek other agents (I don't deny their existence and I respect competitions).

They deserve the little profit they are trying to make. Believe me, if they can really make some decent profit, their service will be better and better. In the end, you benefit from it because if returns or exchanges are required, they will be much willing to do so because they can cover these costs with the profits. If you deny them this little income they are trying to make, any return or exchange request will be met with unhappy responses or difficulties.

Thank you for your time for reading this. Your comments and responses are welcome.
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Re: "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

Postby biglove » April 26th 2018, 4:44pm

Some solid stuff there, A-T.
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