Author Country :Tanzania Genre Type :Parable Location :Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Year of Publication :0/ Publication :“The Challenge of Modernity” (A Letter To My Superiors, July 1997) Sub Theme :Funerals/Burials, Generosity/Unselfishness/Selfishness, Poor/Poverty/Wealth, Work/ Author Name :Father Bernard Joinet, M.Afr./ Author City :Dar es Salaam
A lady earning a very small salary put her heart on the purchase of a
spared every cent she had for years and was busy every night making doughnuts
that she would sell in the morning. She had no time to welcome neighbours.
After several years of very hard work she managed to buy a large, beautiful
refrigerator. She positioned it in her living room where everybody could see
it. Her heart had grown cold during all those years. She had forgotten how to
welcome people and they had forgotten the way to her home. Nobody visited her.
She used to sit down and look at her refrigerator. Nobody attended her funeral
when she died.