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If only our “entitled” men would act this way…

What is so surprising about buying your own coffee? Can you imagine yourself getting publicized if you get your own coffee and carry your own bag? In China you can! Thanks for sharing yahoo news . A role model for many people in power, both in the public and private sectors. Heartwarming. Challenging. May our own officials be as humble and down to earth.It’s a bit sad how (rare) instances of common decency and humility are now viewed as remarkable behavior when it should be the norm. Wishing for the day that all government officials will be as humble and low-key as Ambassador Gary Locke. 🙂 He is an example. I know people even lower in rank to that have so many alalays when they travel. 🙂

This is so cool. Wishing for the day that all government officials will be as humble and low-key as Ambassador Gary Locke. 🙂 c/o yahoo news the picture above.
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2 thoughts on “If only our “entitled” men would act this way…”

  1. That is indeed remarkable. but you know, here in the US, that is a common sight. Sometimes, public officials answer the phones themselves. But i know in the Philippines, public officials behave differently. I still remember one picture that was published so many years ago. I was still in high school, or maybe elementary, when this picture of a Filipino army general was shown being piggy back carried by an underling while crossing a small stream. The caption stated ” The general didn’t want his brand new pair of shoes ruined.” That one became the standard of joke here in our house. We all found it disgusting and embarassing , being filipinos ourselves.

    1. It speaks volumes of humility, this is a good history. Someone once wrote that history is nothing but an event told in many different ways by those who witnessed the event. News about the U.S. ambassador in China carrying his own bag and ordering his own coffee is one such way, nice to remember.

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