my mum and I went to buy coconuts.
1 for 3.50.
We bought 3.
He charged us 10 instead of 10.50.
We told him he short charged us but he insisted that we pay less
because he thinks the coconuts we chose were smaller.
He still had to put in the same amount of effort in cutting the coconut,
which really is a physically strenuous job.
I felt bad,
I for one thinks he deserved taking that extra 50 cents.
Here is a man who profits that tiny bit from coconut sales,
yet chooses to be generous with the little he gets.
He would not take extra,
he held his job with integrity.
It made me reflect on where society stands.
All these elements of 'rasuah' (bribery) and cutting deals and scheming money...
Are we desperately in need?
Does the majority of us earn less than that extremely hardworking coconut man?
Or is it just..
We think that our heroes are only the ones seated up there,
with high positions,
And we forget that our heroes are on the ground,
like the silent one by the coffeeshop,
with an immense sense of integrity in his work.
Today's SOOLperhero is the 101 Coconut man.
The only real thing that defines a man's wealth.