Jane’s husband Dean is off again in his truck with some high school students to pick up a furniture donation. They arrive at the lake house of a wealthy man during the winter and Dean had not shaved that morning. Instead of letting the men walk straight into the house to get the donation, he asks them to tromp around through lots of snow to the porch on the other side of the house and take the donation out that way. The following week at his day job, Dean is in his business clothes giving a presentation and one of the attendees is none other than the donor himself. His reaction when he realizes its Dean in the suit and tie is priceless.
This story is one of those that really makes one take a step back. We’ve all heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Here we see it transposed into “Don’t judge a person by their appearance.” I know I’ve been guilty of seeing someone in grubby clothes and thinking I’m glad I’m over here and they’re over there.
- When was the last time you “judged a book by its cover?”
- Has anyone ever judged you to be something you’re not?