A rich young woman mocked her father’s business janitor. However, she has decided to teach her a lesson she will never forget.
Danielle Grobber had everything in her life. She was beautiful, smart, talented and very, very rich. Or at least, Danielle’s father was very rich and she had always regarded her money as hers.
Danielle, or Danie, as her friends called her, was therefore more than spoiled. But once, she crossed her line and her father gave her a life lesson she will never forget.
Danielle answered the man, not imagining that her father was listening to her | Source: Shutterstock.com
Danie was about to leave for a two-week vacation to the Caribbean and convinced her father to take her shopping on a Saturday. Not that he needed anything, she just liked shopping with her father.
Unfortunately, the latter had to skip lunch to deal with urgent matters, so she waited a while before walking into a large fast food restaurant and ordering a hamburger with all the trimmings, fries, a soda and apple pie.
He took his order and returned to his father’s business, which was surrounded by a manicured lawn dotted with shady trees, comfortable benches, and murmuring fountains. She sat down and ate her meal while she texted her friends on her phone.
When she had finished eating, she wiped her lips, crumpled up the napkin and carefully applied the lipstick. Then she got up and started walking away, leaving all the wrappers and leftovers on the bench.
Danielle’s father was very rich and she was very spoiled | Source: Unsplash
Then a voice stopped her. “Excuse me, miss!” she said. “Please pick up the garbage and put it in the bin.”
Treat everyone with respect if you want to be respected.
Danie turned and stared at a skinny older man in a janitor’s uniform sweeping the garden path. “Excuse me?” she asked. “Are you talking to me?”
“Yes, miss,” replied the man. “This little park is for the enjoyment of the people who work here, and I don’t think it’s fair to leave the trash behind.”
“I don’t clean!” Danie said arrogantly. “People do the cleaning for ME. People like you, the servant class – isn’t that your job? So do it … clean up!”
Danielle was meeting her dad while shopping for her Bahamas vacation | Source: Unsplash
The older man blushed. “Miss,” he said. “My job is to keep this building and garden clean and tidy, but what you have done is disrespectful …”
Daniela cut him off abruptly. “You work for my father, which means he works for me! If I tell you to clean, clean, if I tell you to lick my shoes, lick my shoes or I’ll get fired!”
It was then that Danie heard a loud voice: “DANIELLE!” She turned to see her father standing there, looking furious. “Who do you think you are?” Jack Grobber asked. “How dare you humiliate this man, who has worked for me for over 20 years. A hard working man, with a family!”
Danielle has decided to have lunch in the garden | Source: Unsplash
“Pope?” Daniela said in her child’s voice. “Please don’t be mad at me … I’m so sorry!” But beneath her sweet smile, her father sensed a kind of mockery. Danie thought she could get away with it, as she always did before her.
“Apologize to Mr. Terence, Danielle,” Jack ordered and watched his daughter turn to the caretaker in her most charming way, but now she knew it was all a farce.
It’s my fault, thought Jack. “I have to fix it!” But how do you teach a young woman respect and responsibility?
Then Jack had a brilliant idea. “Mr. Terence, you look very tired!” he said. “I think you need a vacation!”
When he finished he left a mess | Source: Unsplash
Mr. Terence smiled and shook his head. “My wife says the same, Mr. Grobber, but I’m saving my vacation days for the end of the year so I can spend Christmas with my grandchildren!”
“Okay, Mr. Terence,” Jack said. “I’ll give you two weeks of vacation and a fully paid trip to the Bahamas for you and your wife!”
Mr. Terence was speechless. “Sir? The Bahamas … But who will replace me?”
“Don’t worry, Mr. Terence,” Jack said smiling. “My daughter Danielle will be more than happy to replace you, to make amends for what she did to you.”
“Excuse me Miss !” said the voice. “Please pick up the garbage and put it in the bin.” | Source: Unsplash
“WHAT?” Shouted Danie, “Are you crazy, Dad? I’m going on vacation …”
“Not anymore,” Jack said. “Mr. and Mrs. Terence will take your place, and you will do his job while he is away.”
“You can not do this to me!” Daniela shouted. “I’m not a caretaker! Do you clean the toilets? Sweep? Collect other people’s waste? I won’t!”
“Yes, you will,” his father said coldly. “Or more pocket money, and I’ll bring you that convertible …”
“If I tell you to lick my shoes, lick my shoes or I’ll get you fired!” | Source: Unsplash
“It’s MY car!” Danie yelled.
“No, Danielle,” Jack said softly. “It’s MY car. I paid for it, I pay the insurance and the gas. It’s all mine. I give you everything you have, so I think it’s time you learned how hard people have to work for every dollar.”
Danie knew her father very well and, seeing his gaze, she knew she had crossed a line. She won’t be persuaded this time!
“Starts Monday,” Jack told her, then turned to Mr. Terence. “And I’d better go home and pack your bags, Mr. Terence! Have a good trip!”
“You’ll do his job while he’s away.” | Source: Unsplash
Monday morning, Danie was there, in her uniform, cleaning, sweeping and emptying the trash cans. By the end of the day she was exhausted, her beautiful nails were damaged and her soft hands were red and sore.
When Mr. Terence returned from the Bahamas, Danie had become an expert on the subject and was happy to report to Mr. Grobber that she had left everything clean and tidy – no litter in the garden!
As for Danie, she never disrespected those who worked hard again, because she knew exactly how it felt!
Mr. and Mrs. Terence had a wonderful time in the Bahamas | Source: Pexel
What can we learn from this story?
- Treat everyone with respect if you want to be respected. Danielle was hateful and arrogant and she learned to respect others the hard way.
- Parents sometimes have to draw boundaries and teach their children difficult lessons.. Jack was forced to teach Daniela to be respectful and kind and to appreciate her hard work.
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