Bob was a route salesman for Dr Pepper. He shared a story about my dad’s early days as head of a growing grocery chain.
Bob set up special displays in those stores. When my dad was in the same store as Bob, he’d walk over, take a soda, and visit with him. Bob was impressed that the company president would make time for a route salesman. What Bob didn’t know was that Dad never drank those sodas—but he let Bob open one to break the ice. Bob was so taken with the gesture that he never noticed whether Dad took a drink or not.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Remember—the most important thing that you can do today is treat people that cross your path with dignity and respect. Every person is important—in the high calling of our daily work.
Masters, it's the same with you. No abuse, please, and no threats. You and your servants are both under the same Master in heaven. He makes no distinction between you and them.