I was at my favourite bakery after a long time. The smell of freshly baked breads, quiches and apple pie invaded my nostrils. I decided to check if anything new had been added to their usual spread. It was difficult to move forward because of the pressing sea of humanity. I somehow reached the counter and ordered what I wanted. The man there gave me the bill which I was supposed to pay at another counter. I could then collect my delicacies.
There was a long queue and I went and stood in line. An elderly gentleman was in front of me. I waited patiently behind him. When his turn came, he looked behind and seeing me said, "ladies first" with a smiling face. I told him it was alright, that I could wait, but he insisted saying that he was in no hurry. He said that all of us are always in such a rush that we forget to enjoy the little pleasures of life. I thanked him and moved forward.
I still remember this man who was a thorough gentleman.
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