Most times in society, poor people look for various means to survive, which may not be pleasing to the next person. While some are not confronted for their actions, others are.
There was an impoverished elderly laborer who was so poor that he could not afford essential side dishes while eating lunch. Every day at noon, the old man ate only a tiny quantity of plain white rice, lacking flavor; so, he thought of the best way to add some flavor to his meal.
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The elderly laborer found an eel restaurant close by and sat outside the eatery, inhaling the delicious aroma of barbecued eel. What he would do was, he would take a deep sniff of the aroma and then take a spoon of rice.
He continued taking a spoon of his meal per sniff until he was through with his lunch for the day. The old man's surprising act became habitual and continued for weeks to the irritation of the eel shop owner.
The elderly laborer found an eel restaurant close by | Photo: Pexels
One day, the owner of the restaurant was in a terrible mood and decided to confront the elderly laborer for his actions. So, he walked up to the old man and began to scold him vehemently.
The eel restaurant owner was filled with irritation because every day, the old man would sit by his establishment and inhale the sweet aroma of his food without purchasing anything from the food outlet.
According to the man, the elderly laborer was taking advantage of his strenuous efforts, so without hesitation, he demanded that the old man pay him for all the pleasure he had gotten from his cooking.
Surprised, the laborer asked the restaurant owner if he wanted him to pay for perceiving the aroma of his food without tasting it, and the latter replied in the affirmative, insisting.
At that, the laborer took hold of his coin purse from his kimono, raised it in the air, and shook it vigorously, making the coins jingle. Then he said, "There you go," after which he put the coin purse away.
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