by msazura on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:03 pm
A Most Important Lesson
by Bill Greer
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a diligent and committed student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely, this was some kind of a joke.
I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.
Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count towards our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello'."
Since then, I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
An excerpt taken from http://www.inspirationalstories.com
In a paragraph of 150-200 words, write your views on the short story above. Relate your views with an important event or incident that has taught you a valuable lesson in life.
"In your careers, you will meet many people. All
are significant. They deserve your
attention and care, even if all you do is
smile and say