Confucius probably didn’t say this, but who am I to question the fortune from a Chinese fortune cookie? Well, I did a little research. Evidently the correct quote is “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” by J. C. Watts. So Confucius is guilt of plagiarism.
Arriving at work on Thursday, I found a note in the snow on my car windshield. The note was from a young lady who had bumped into my car fender. My car was parked in a parking lot near our apartment overnight. I would never have known who the culprit was. Yet this individual left a note when no one was looking.
What do you do when no one is looking? Do you drop a $10 bill in the Salvation Army Kettle or do you walk on by? Do you hand the homeless guy some money or do you just think “Get a job”? Do you help the kid with the nose ring get his car out of the snow or do you walk on by? Do you clean up after your dog when late at night or do you just walk on? Do you give the homeless guy some cash when he asks or do you tell him you don’t have any?
In my experience the person who left me the note will get paid back. The payback may not be immediately, but it will happen!
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