Boy’s Job Appraisal

boy-mowing-lawnA little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).  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 of 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 your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach , Florida.’

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 what we call ‘Self Appraisal’.  Every time if we don’t get ahead of others, we blame others for it.  We should look to our self and compare, find own weaknesses and work hard to throw away weaknesses.  Always Work Hard, Honest and with full Dedication.  It will always pay up.

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5 thoughts on “Boy’s Job Appraisal

  1. Haha, sis…a great little story! I like the boy’s interest in his “customer’s satisfaction.” I always had to check in with my customers to make sure they were happy as I was in sales and marketing almost my whole working career!

    And it is a Godly deed too. For the Lord tells us whatever we find to do, do it as if we were working for Him! That means do the very best job we can do…

    Great post!

    Steve 🙂

      • Hi Karin! Good to hear from you as always…

        Yep, we need to do our best to please our employers as we would do to please our Lord.

        We will lapse at times, but we need to get back up and go at it again. The idea is that we are not without sin, it’s just that sin doesn’t define our lives…

        Steve 🙂

    • Thank you,sis 🙂 This story always become a reminder to me to always work well though I work to my own parents.They always make appraisal of my work quality. Once again thank you fo reading my old posts, sis. God bless.

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