How Much Did The Butter Weigh ?

balanceThere was a poor old man who used to sell a pound of butter everyday in the baker’s shop next street. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if the old man was giving him exactly a pound of butter and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the old man to the court.

The judge asked the old man if he was using any measure. The old man replied, your Honor, I am a primitive man. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”

The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?” The old man replied “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when I bring home the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the exact weight of butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”

The baker hung his head in shame.

Moral of the story
We get back in life what we give to others.
Honesty and dishonesty become habit. Often dishonest people lie with a straight face while others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore.

Action Item
Be honest and Truthful in all your business transactions and treat others in the same righteous and fair manner that you would like to be treated.

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7 Responses to How Much Did The Butter Weigh ?

  1. kvkarunakaran April 29, 2015 at 11:38 PM #


  2. Farouk Kamal April 15, 2015 at 5:16 PM #

    A very nice story about honesty and cheating.

  3. M.B.Riaz Ahmed April 14, 2015 at 7:55 PM #

    “The Baker buttered the toast on the wrong side”.

  4. sharif123 April 14, 2015 at 4:43 PM #

    An eye opener for the cheaters

  5. Jawaid anjum Iqbal April 14, 2015 at 12:50 PM #

    A good story to remind us how are we dealing with others. same will be returned to us here and here after.