17 Jan 2020
This afternoon, the pet supplies arrived. There were kibbles, canned food and pee pads for the feline mob I share my home with.
If I’m not home, the goods will be discreetly stacked outside my door till I return.
Today I was home. So I gave the delivery boy a small tip by placing some money in a red packet that has 4 gold characters 一帆顺风 on it. They wish the recipient great ease in all undertakings .
As I handed the non-Chinese boy the red packet I took care to explain to him what the characters on it meant. Then I wished him smooth travel and safe driving wherever he goes in the course of his job.
He was very touched by the gesture. Delivery staff often brave crazy traffic, & tight deadlines, not to mention bearing the brunt of clients’ anger when the delivery goes wrong.
I have 2 nephews. In a few years’ time they’ll enter the workforce.
I believe when I’m kind to other people’s sons and daughters, my nephews will meet kind people too. So I needn’t worry about who they will meet, because everyone has the potential to be kind.