Man Slams a Young Woman for Working as a House Cleaner, but Karma Teaches Him Well — Story of the Day
A man looked down upon a young woman because she worked as a cleaner. But soon after, something happened, and the man couldn’t get her out of his head.
Mrs. Miller was in a good mood because her son Chris was coming to visit her. He had lately purchased a one-room apartment next to his mother’s building and had decided to relocate there. Since the woman was old, Chris wanted to stay closer to her.
Chris worked in a law firm, where he was a leading specialist. He had a good job and salary, and for the most part, Mrs. Miller didn’t have to worry about Chris’ life.
The only thing that bothered her was the fact that Chris had been living alone for a long period after his divorce from his first wife. His wife had an affair with her boss and left Chris for him.
Before Chris arrived to meet her, Mrs. Miller took extra care to ensure that everything was according to Chris’ choices. She baked his favorite oatmeal cookies and made his favorite chocolate pudding.
When Chris entered his mom’s house, he couldn’t contain himself and hugged his mom tightly. But as he was hugging his mother, his gaze was drawn to a young woman in the hallway wearing a cloak and saying goodbye to his mother. The girl quickly left, nodding to Chris on her way.
Chris looked at his mother in surprise, “Who was that young woman?”
Mrs. Miller smiled. “Weren’t you the one who hired a cleaner for me through the agency?”
“Oh, I forgot!” Chris remarked. “I didn’t know they’d employ such a young person for this job. How is she, though?”
Mrs. Miller blushed. “What do you mean by ‘how is she?’ She’s a nice girl. Hardworking, quiet, and dedicated to her work. Why don’t you go and ask her yourself?”
“Oh God, are you setting me up again?” Chris said. “Come on, mom! I wasn't asking for that reason!”
“Well, not everyone is like Helen, Chris,” Mrs. Miller replied, referring to his ex-wife. “There are nice girls too. For example, didn’t you like this girl?”
“Well, she’s young and pretty,” Chris said after a pause. “But what’s the point in working as a cleaner? The job is so disgusting.”
Mrs. Miller was taken aback. “Do you even know why she works as a cleaner, Chris? How can you judge someone like that? For your information, Mary is a student pursuing law at the state university. Her parents died when she was young, and she works as a cleaner part-time to support herself.”
Chris frowned. He felt he was wrong to judge her. However, he still didn’t like the fact that the girl worked as a cleaner.
Two days later, Chris noticed Mary again when he revisited his mom's house. While Mrs. Miller was busy making tea for the evening, Chris took a seat in the hall and kept looking at her. The girl cleaned fast and neatly, her honed and smooth movements resembling a tidy and orderly routine.
As Mrs. Miller finished making tea, she arranged cups on the table and invited Mary to join her for tea. She was hesitant, but Mrs. Miller somehow convinced her to join her and Chris for the evening.
As Mary took a seat, Chris instantly asked her, “If you’re a law student, why don’t you work part-time at a law firm? Actually, you can join my company. I don’t think cleaning pays you enough.”
Mary gave him a warm smile. “Thanks for your concern, but I don’t mind doing this job. I get paid on time every month, and that’s enough for me.”
Mrs. Miller patted the girl’s back. “Well done, Mary. No job is huge or small.”
“But if you need an internship in my company, do let me know,” Chris replied in a low voice.
“Sure.” Mary thanked Mrs. Miller and Chris for the tea and left.
Once Mary was gone, Mrs. Miller looked at Chris. He couldn’t take his gaze away from Mary till she left. Mrs. Miller knew that her son was starting to like Mary.
Several weeks later, these tea parties became common. Mrs. Miller’s house was a frequent stop for Mary after work, and Chris and Mary discussed everything — Chris’ work, Mary’s studies, and Mrs. Miller’s illness.
Once Mrs. Miller asked Chris to take Mary out on a date, but Chris declined because he thought it would be inappropriate to ask her out so soon. However, because Mrs. Miller kept insisting, he finally agreed.
Sadly, the next week, when Chris was about to ask Mary out on a date, she didn’t come to their house. The cleaning company said t there would be another employee temporarily and that Mary had left for her hometown.
Mrs. Miller noticed how upset Chris was not seeing the girl at home. He even stopped drinking tea in the evening with her. He just handed his mother a package of groceries every time he visited and left with a gloomy look.
But a couple of weeks later, Mary returned. She said she took a short vacation for a few days to go home.
“It’s great to see you again, Mary!” Mrs. Miller exclaimed. “Both Chris and I missed spending time with you!”
“I missed you too, Mrs. Miller,” Mary replied with a smile. “Where’s Chris, though?”
“We’ll see him at the restaurant,” Mrs. Miller said. “It’s my birthday today, so I want you to join us. I hope you won’t decline my invitation.”
Mary agreed to visit the restaurant, and that dinner marked the beginning of Chris and Mary’s relationship. As time went on, their mutual sympathy grew into love.
One day, while escorting Mary to the dormitory, Chris hugged her and said, “Marry me. When you went for two weeks, I almost went crazy.”
Mary smiled. “But Chris, I’m just a cleaner. I know you don’t like that. Would you still marry me?”
“Yes, Mary,” Chris replied. “I don’t mind your job at all. I love you, and that’s the only thing that matters.”
“I love you too, Chris,” Mary smiled again, hugging Chris.
Two years later, Mary completed her degree, and she and Chris got married. They worked together in a law firm and raised two sons. Mary became a high-class specialist. But as usual, she always cleaned the house herself.
What can we learn from this story?
- No job is big or small. Mary’s dedication to her work is a brilliant example of this.
- When you love someone, you learn to accept everything about them. Although Chris despised Mary’s job as a cleaner, he didn’t mind it later because he started loving everything about her.
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