So I’m visiting this absolutely delectable Italian bakery in fancy-schmancy Las Olas.
The Sicilian pizza by the way is amazing.
We are there for a while enjoying the food, conversation, and ambiance.
My wife offers to take a picture of me in this great place.
The lady behind the counter is so nice and let’s me join her behind the counter for a moment.
In comes an obviously wealthy customer and as he sees me going to take a quick photo, he makes a big “Hmmmmm!”
The lady graciously says “Just one moment sir.”
And irritably waiting for just this brief moment, he blurts out, “I’m the customer and my money comes first!”
When he said this, another lady in line made a huge shocked face–as did we all.
It is incredible how some people’s money goes to their head and they don’t realize it all comes from G-d and can just as quickly be taken away.
Wealth, health, our loved ones, and happiness–they are ephemeral and we should be ever grateful for them for as long as we have them.
Being arrogant and thinking we are better than the next guy–that we are somehow more deserving or above it all–is a huge fallacy and G-d sees all.
Maybe this rich guy’s money comes first to him, but I imagined the Master Of The Universe hearing these words and having the last eternal laugh.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)