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September 1, 2014

A Story - Humility is not weakness


One day during his visit to London, King Jai Singh was walking in a casual dress in Bond Street. He saw a Rolls Royce showroom and went inside to inquire about the Price and Features etc of their cars.


Considering him as just another Poor Indian citizen, the showroom salesmen insulted him and almost showed him the way out of the showroom. After this insult, King Jai Singh came back to his Hotel room and asked his servants to call the showroom and say that the King of #Alwar_city is interested in purchasing a few of their Cars.

After a few hours the King reached the Rolls Royce showroom again but with his full astonishing royal manner and in his royal costume. When he reached the showroom there was already a red carpet on the floor and all the salesmen were bent with respect. The King purchased all the six cars that they had at the showroom at that time and paid the full amount including the delivery costs.

After reaching India, the King ordered the municipal department to use all those six Rolls Royce cars for cleaning and transporting the city’s waste. The World’s number one Rolls Royce cars were being used for transportation of the City’s waste. The news spread all over the world rapidly and the reputation of the Rolls Royce Company was down the drain.

Whenever someone used to boast in Europe or America that he owned a Rolls Royce, people would laugh saying, “Which one? The same that is used in India for carrying the waste of the City?”

Due to such reputation damages, the sales of Rolls Royce dropped rapidly and the revenue of company owners started falling down. Then they sent a Telegram to the king in India with their sincerest apologies and requested him to stop transporting waste in Rolls Royce cars. Not only this but they also offered Six new cars to the king free of cost.

When King Jai Singh observed that Rolls Royce had learnt their lesson and were sorry for their mistakes, the king stopped using their cars for carrying waste.


Related Quotes

"I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that i may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat." -- James A. Garfield, 20th President of United States

"...give yourself permission to change your world and others around you, in a positive way, with love and respect." -- Tasha Hoggatt, Author

"Be a reflection of what you'd like to see in others! If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give!" -- (Unknown)

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being." -- Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.)

"Respect the rights of others, and you will have peace." -- Mexican Proverb


Moral of the story

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