Ice Cream Sundae
days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy
entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a
glass of water in front of him.
much is an ice cream sundae?"
cents," replied the waitress.
boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of
coins in it. "How much is a dish of plain ice cream?"
people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit
impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she said
boy again counted the coins. "I'll have the plain ice
cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put
the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice
cream, paid the cashier and departed.
waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then
swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed neatly beside the
empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies - her tip.