“A rich lady noticed an old man trying to sell his eggs.

She asked him, ‘How much are you selling the eggs for?’

The old seller replied, ’25p an egg, Madam.’

She said to him, ‘I will take 6 eggs for £1.25 or I will leave.’

The old seller replied, ‘Come take them at the price you want. May be, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.’

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill costed her £140. She gave £150 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is,

Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

‘My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, “It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

(Not my words, I just adapted them from an unknown source)

If you have an allegory, metaphor, or analogy on your blog, could you share the link to it below in the comments, or tell me the title on your blog.

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One thought on “Poor Egg Seller vs Rich Restaurant Owner

  1. Unfortunately, I do not have any such thing on my blog as of now. But yes, this not-so-outlandish behavior is much prevalent among the middle class, more so in rich one’s. As sad as it is, it also is a mirror of how our society works and why it is the way it is now. Poor become poorer because no heed is paid to their misery, and rich become richer because undeserving attention is showered on their lavishness.

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