Wall on the restaurant | BLOG
I sat with my friend in a well-known porridge restaurant. As we enjoyed our porridge, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying,
“Two cups of porridge, one here, one on the wall.”
We heard this strange order with interest and observed that he was served with one cup of porridge but he paid for two. As soon as he left, the waiter pasted a piece of paper on the wall reading
“A Cup of porridge”
While we were still there, two other men entered and ordered three cups of porridge, two on the table and one on the wall. They had the two cups of porridge but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he pasted a piece of paper on the wall reading,
“A Cup of Porridge”
It was something unique and perplexing for us. We finished our porridge, paid the bill and left. After a few days, we had a chance to go to this porridge shop again. While we were enjoying our porridge, a poorly dressed man entered. As he seated himself, he looked at the wall and said,
“One cup of porridge from the wall”
The waiter served porridge to this man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his porridge and left without paying. We were amazed to watch all this, as the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the dust bin. Now it was no surprise for us – the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town was amazing.
Business could still socially responsible without compromising their business sustainability. By just getting innovative over their business, the restaurant could manage to do good in the community whilst using their clients kindness and resources.