Beyond profit

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The beggar stood before a glass fronted show room. He knocked timidly a few times but there was no response.

Finally, he walked away thinking – ‘I always got a coin here – the seth* attended to the beggars before servicing his customers. There was no glass wall – the seth used to sit just at the entrance with a bowl full of coins and used to give a coin to all who asked (albeit absently) while attending to his customers. He must have passed away. May he reside in the highest heaven.

His shoes were too big to fill.’

Words  <100
*A colloquial term used to address a rich businessman

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



36 thoughts on “Beyond profit

  1. Sounds like the seth was a kind-hearted soul. Good story.
    My folks had a cafe & store for some years and my mom had the policy that if anyone came in asking for a handout she always found some work they could do to earn it.

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