A few days back the incident took place where a poorly dressed woman entered the restaurant. But, the people sitting around suddenly started giving her a scorn look.
She was dressed in a dirty ragged old dress. The hostess immediately ran towards her with a feeling of strong disapproval. All she wanted to was to get rid of the unwelcome guest and said –
“Madam you have probably mistaken the place for somewhere else.”
The elderly woman looked at the hostess in a timid manner and asked is this grandson’s restaurant? Meanwhile, everyone in the restaurant had already started whispering and giggling.
The hostess replied you’re right and gave a pathetic look and asked her – What do you want madam?
Suddenly one of the disgruntled visitors shouted and asked Immediately call the administrator! He cruelly said that he has not booked the table well in advance not for this beggar to watch him eat!
The woman steadily moved towards the showcase and gazed at it for a long time. The visitors again retaliated, I would have called security if I were you!
Did you notice how she smells? That’s a nightmare! The visitors didn’t hide their feelings at all.
The waiters satirize and scattered among themselves that if the woman has come to eat in free then she is not getting anything. It seems that the woman did not pay any heed to the displeasure of the people.
Tell me Honey is it possible to buy only half of the lemon cake? How much will it cost? I have $17 – she asked clutching some crumpled old notes in her hand.
The waiters barely stopped their laughter and replied –
“Madam I don’t think you have enough money even for one slice of this cake! This is a work of art by our chef! Moreover we don’t sell it in halves.”
The military man asked the waiter to pack a whole lemon cake for the woman at his expense
The elderly poor woman was highly disappointed and it seemed that something had collapsed inside her. Slowly she started backing off to the exit door with a pale face.
A man dressed in military uniform sitting next to his wife in the corner of the restaurant wauled at her.
Madam comes here, please! You don’t look very happy! Has something happened?” He asked with a charming smile.
While tears rolling down the woman’s face, she explained, “My daughter – she was very sick. When she was a kid, we passed by this restaurant and she used to look at the shop windows for a long time. We dreamed of eating the lemon cake here one day but then she got sick.
My husband left and I got several jobs to feed us. We have no money to continue the treatment and this cake is the only thing I can do for her now. But I only have $17. “
The old pitiful woman softly replied I will not take much of your time dear.
Soon after listening to the woman, the military man asked the waiter to pack a whole lemon cake for the woman at his expense. The military man then shared his story that 17 years back he lost his son Alex in a car accident. They couldn’t do anything through his wife is a doctor.
Then the man said that 17 years and 17 dollars in your pockets if this is not a sign from above then what is?
His wife gave the elderly woman her business card and promised to help with her daughter’s treatment. The waiter brought out the lemon cake and the elderly woman left the restaurant with a smile on her face.
There was a deadly silence in the restaurant as no one felt like giggling anymore.