A billionaire was once asked how much money is enough for him to which he replied, "The next dollar."
The train moved into the station and stopped.
The doors opened and many people rushed out to catch the connecting train at the opposite side.
Suddenly, a loud voice came from within the crowd.
"Why do you touch me? Why did you touch me?" someone shouted.
Many people got a fright, especially the ladies and elderlies and started dispersing.
A man, between 65 to 70 years old, a full head of white hairs with a bulging beer belly in shirt and pant emerged from the crowd behind a lady.
The lady unaware that the man was shouting at her got a shock when she turned her head back.
The man shouted, "Why do you touch me? Why do you touch my hand?"
The lady had no idea what he was talking about and was confused.
Finally, the man walked away after he has vented his anger while the lady hadn't recovered from her shock.
A man, who packed lunch from home was meeting a friend for lunch at the friend's office.
The office has a dining area and an auditorium which the company rents out for events.
When he arrived, there was a group of people having catered buffet lunch before a seminar.
Soon, the attendees were inside.
He glanced at the amount of leftover food from where he was seated.
There were two trays of fried rice and fried noodle (both without ingredients), which looked untouched. A half tray each of chicken coated with brown sauce and puff.
And he thought of a scene he saw in Bangkok where a kid picked up food from the dirty floor outside a supermarket to eat.
While eating with his friend, the seminar ended and the attendees were streaming off.
A few of the attendees and staff of the organiser stayed and continued eating.
A lady who appeared to be the manager of the company was speaking to her staff.
"This is a local dessert," she said as she was scooping something from the pot into a bowl.
"This is made of mung bean. We called it Tau Suan. It's quite nice," she continued.
She was speaking loudly that it's hard for the two guys not to hear.
Then he saw her pouring out the leftover fried fritter in a plastic container and started filling it up with the chicken.
"At least, they are not wasting food," he whispered to his friend.
Next, the lady started talking about packing the Tau Suan back to office. Unfortunately, they did not have containers to do so.
He observed the lady as she acted like a big boss giving instructions to her colleagues.
Then she walked over to the two guys and asked them, "You guys want more food. We still got a lot of fried rice and noodle."
"No thanks," the man replied.
After the group of people left, the friend told him that he heard the lady saying he kept looking at the food.
Unbelievable the lady packed the good stuff and offered the unwanted food to the guys.
So much for her kind gesture.
Now he understands why the lady did not offer the food to the two cleaning staff there.
This reminded me of a scene in the very popular drama, Story of Yanxi Palace.
The Empress's maid, Mingyu said to Wei Yingluo (the lead actress who is also the Empress's maid) that her senior, Erqing has changed totally after she was married.
Yingluo replied, "A person won't change so much within such a short time unless this is what she is all along."
A frail elderly lady was trembling unsteadily as she stood and held on to the pole on the shaky train.
She was preparing to alight at the next train station and inched her feet slowly towards the doors.
"Excuse me. Please let me go through. I'm afraid I will fall down," she said in Mandarin.
The train stopped and passengers were coming out.
The elderly extended her left arm out hoping someone would hold on to her as she inched her way out.
The prettily dressed office ladies and smartly dressed man exiting the train just walked out, all oblivious to the elderly situation.
While another group of passengers waiting to get on the train just looked on.
A man tried reaching out for her hand but was unable to do so as passengers kept coming between them.
When he finally managed to hold her hand and led her out of the train, the rest all looked as if he had done something weird.
Did they forget that they will grow old someday?
A company converted one floor of its multi-level office into a multi-purpose area.
The cleaning auntie in charge of the floor does not like the new design and layout.
Every time she bump into anyone she knows, she will asks, "Do you like the old or new design?"
All the times.
An executive is presenting some slides giving information on certain statistics at a HQ meeting of his department.
He said, "These figures are provided by Stephanie, head of another department."
His department head interrupted him and said, "Stephanie this, Stephanie that. You think Stephanie is your mother?"
All in front of the whole department.
A lady came down the escalator to the train platform.
The train has just left and she walked towards the bench to take a seat.
She noticed some jelly like patches on the corner she had wanted to sit and moved to the other side.
A lady in black came.
The first lady saw that the lady was about to sit on the stain but did not warn her. She just kept looking.
Luckily before she sat down, she took a look and noticed it. So she sat down a little further away.
A young guy came.
The lady in black warned him of the stain.
He thanked her and walked away.
A man came.
The same lady warned the man as well.
The first lady kept looking at what's happening.
The train came.
Both ladies boarded the train.
A young girl came and sat down on the liquid.
A large conglomerate bought over another company.
There was a re-organization and one CEO of a business unit was redeployed to a new business unit.
A few days later, an email was floated down to all the staff under the outgoing CEO's unit.
"We are organizing a party for the outgoing CEO."
In the email, staff were asked to contribute different cash amount for the party based on their job titles.
Those who do not wish to contribute must provide valid reason.
Well, what can you say?
At the end of the year, all staff in a company were given their performance appraisal.
The respective supervisors graded the staff based on their performance for the year.
These grading were calibrated by a group of senior management staff.
The CEO told a senior manager to choose three staff in his department to downgrade their appraisal from B2 to C1 as the quota for B2 for the department is reached.
The manager had no choice but to downgrade one of the staff even though he fully deserved the B2 grading.
The train arrived at a station.
The doors opened and a young lady with long luscious hair dressed in a one piece tube dress with a pair of high heels carrying a branded bag strutted in.
She held on to the pole by the side and strike a pose while looking at her mobile phone.
A lady with very sparse greying hair in old fashioned clothes carrying a cheap bag was standing a few steps away on the other side of the door.
She slanted her eyes to look at the young lady from head to toe intermittently until the train got too crowded and her view was blocked.
The correct solution is not too hard. The wrong solution is too easy.
An elderly man walks with a walking stick.
There is a bicycle bell fixed to his walking stick.
A company is fined by the authority for lapse of service.
Internally, this is what the company did.
Two employees involved were sacked.
One employee was sacked.
Three were commended.
Two supervisors were ordered to pay a fine.
The CEO was ordered to pay a bigger fine.
"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
A director announced to the whole company that a manager would be promoted by the end of the year.
The promotion was not submitted and not approved yet.
A consultancy company was appointed to calibrate and standardize the promotion criteria across the whole organization.
The promotion has to be screened through by the consultancy company to check that the candidate meets the criteria.
It turned out the manager's job scope was too narrow based on the standard criteria, even though he performed exceptionally well.
The promotion did not gets approved.
A man was queuing to post a letter.
There were a young lady and a young man at one of the counter. There was a man about fifty five year old at another counter.
The young lady was asking the staff something.
Suddenly she raised her voice and said, "I know. I'm asking why the registered document was not delivered to my office. The postman did not come."
The man then chipped in, "What is your name?"
The staff showed her name tag to him while telling him.
The couple repeated the same problem about not receiving the document which was sent by registered mail.
The staff advised them to call 1625 and leave a message so that an investigation could be carried out.
The man at the next counter raised his voice suddenly, "Are you all the post office employees? Or is this a franchise?"
The staff answered, "No more franchise. Now are all under the company."
The man then said, "If I were you, I would take up the case and feedback to the management that this particular postman is not doing his job instead of asking customer to call and leave a message."
"You don't need me to teach you how to do your job," he continued.
"I did not come here for nothing," he said.
He then pointed his finger at the document which was supposed to be delivered to him and asked the staff, "Do you know what is this? My company makes money out of this document."
The staff just stood there is listen without replying.
While the man has every right to be angry over the lapse of service, why did he not arrange for courier service if the document is so valuable instead of having the sender paid $3 to send by registered mail?
A man boarded the train with his daughter.
The seats were all occupied.
A young girl sitting on one of the reserved seats gave up her seat to the man when she finally looked away from her mobile phone.
Before the man could take the seat, a lady standing nearby sat down when she saw the empty seat.
She didn't even realize that the girl who gave up the seat was standing next to her instead of alighting at the next station.
The man then stood at the corner of the door just next to the reserved seat with his back leaning against the glass partition.
When he was reaching his destination, he turned around and told the lady, "Someone has given up her seat to my daughter. But it's ok. I am alighting now."
The lady was taken aback and did not know how to react.
She looked around to see if anyone is staring at her.
Selling Price - Costs = Profit
(Selling Price - Costs) x Lifetime value of customer = Profit
Trust + Character + Reputation = Profit
A speaker was giving a talk at a seminar.
He asked, "How many of you own a smart phone?"
Everybody raised their hands.
He asked, "How many of you wear a smart watch?
Fewer people raised their hands.
He asked, "How many of you has a smart TV at home?"
A couple of hands were raised.
He asked, "How many of you have smart home?"
One guy raised his hand.
He asked, "How many of you have a smart brain?"
There is no problem does not mean that is not a problem.
There is a problem does not mean that is a problem.
A man noticed his mobile hone battery power depleted quite quickly and had it replaced at a shop he has been patronizing for many years.
Two months after the battery was changed, it became bloated and could not be used.
He feedback the issue to the shop owner.
The owner replaced another new battery for him.
Two weeks later, he noticed the percentage on the battery indicator stopped increasing at a certain percentage while charging. But when he rebooted the phone, the battery would shoot up to 90%. And the phone would shutdown by itself and dropped to zero percent even when there's still 40% or 60% battery left. The battery also started to bloat.
He informed the owner again.
The owner replied, "Mine is a small business. There is a limit to what I can do for you."
The man is contemplating whether to send to the official repair shop to check if any of the internal part of the phone is damaged. This will probably costs in a few hundred dollars.
Might as well buy a new phone.