A High School Fraternity Brother of mine sent me the following Life Lesson:
During my first year of college, our professor gave the class a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
“What is the first name of the woman (female custodian) who cleans the classrooms at our fine institution?”
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the “cleaning woman” several times. She was tall, dark-haired and was probably in her early fifties. But how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper leaving the last question blank. Just before the class ended, one of the students asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
“Absolutely,” replied 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”.
I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Juanita.