Self Appraisal – Nice Story

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
Boy : “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”
Boy : “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now.”
Woman : I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy : (with more perseverance) “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner : “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy : “No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!
“This is called ….. “Self Appraisal”

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17 Responses to Self Appraisal – Nice Story

  1. Syed November 4, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    Good One again….way to go Sara..

  2. Abdulmajeed Ibrahim May 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM #

    I really think the woman should be the one to be praised in this case for being honest and sincere. Not avery master would be tempted like she was and will pass. Every one is looking for cheap service in life but only few believe nothing come cheap.
    Great teaching!!!!!

    • Aaron July 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

      So inspiring. How many of us would do this?

  3. ADEGOKE WAHAB May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM #

    What a smart and intelligent boy, quit interesting

  4. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH May 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM #

    very very nice way.

    thanks for sharing.

  5. mamoona April 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM #

    a really nice way to assess your performance others’ views.

  6. Sonah February 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM #

    Industry and a strong determination to make things move constitute the best recipe for achievement and success. This boy will go a long long way.

  7. Wasim October 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

    we should appreciate that lady too who was not so materialistic like majority of the people of the present world.

    This kind of self appraisal is only possible when we fulfill our duties honestly…this confidence is result of that.

  8. Mohamoud Ahmed Adam May 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM #

     thats true, but its just a story, and we just need to focus on the good part of it. (^_^)

  9. Goldypearl May 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM #

    we all focused on the boy, but we fprgot that the store-owner has done something wrong against privacy which is listening to the boy’s conversation.

    • Mohd December 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM #

      Sorry I do not agree with you, it is the intentions and the sincere feeling to help any one in need that counts. Always think of the positive side of life be an optimist not a pessimist.

  10. Engineer April 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM #

    Indeed smart and hardworking boy.
    Let us just stop at praising him but take lessons…
    1. Work hard.
    2. Evaluate your performance by yourself

  11. Anonymous April 28, 2011 at 11:09 PM #

    ill rate him 10 for smartness and 10 for doing the job right!!! lol

  12. The unbeatable lion April 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM #

    wt if all people do the same as the little boy did , the world will be a better place, this was even recomended by our prophet -peace and blessings be upon him-
    with best regards ^_^

  13. The unbeatable lion April 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM #

    smart boy ^_^

    • Abier April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM #

      yes VERY smart boy 😛