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The Old Grocery| خواربار فروشی


 

A very old neighborhood was growing into a great location for real estate. All the old homes were demolished into beautiful big mansions. There was a small grocery store in that area that everyone knew and it always covered even the smallest necessities of that expanse.

 

They started to build a supermarket exactly across that grocery store. That wasn’t a good news for the owner of the store.

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The grocery store owner was very concerned as it was his only way he made a living. The grocery owner tried to find the supermarket’s owner and talk to him about how much his supermarket would destroy his business.

 

The supermarket owner was a very kind man and promised him that he would solve this problem.

Less than a year passed and the supermarket opened and started the business.

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People in the neighborhood of course walked to the supermarket to shop and the grocery store owner was so sad and worried.

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People filled their carts with a variety of things but they couldn’t find eggs, dairy and bread.

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It was very rare to walk to a supermarket and not be able to see these common commodities. They went to the management and asked the reason.

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The owner said: “The grocery across sells bread, eggs and dairies. It wasn’t our specialty.”

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Dairy, bread and eggs are people’s every day necessities, so they went to the grocery to buy them. The grocery owner realized how fair that deal was and started to change his grocery to a dairy, bread, and eggs shop.

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His sales were even better than before.

“God bless you my rich competitor, instead of ruining my business you grew it for the better.” The old man said.

 

 

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132 comments

  1. A great story fulfilled with empathy…

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  2. So touching story…we need these manners so much in our materialistic world..

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  3. I enjoy reading your stories. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Great story, but I am thinking that such good, fair competition doesn’t exists in real life.

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  5. Great story it was all about compassion the owner of the super market could have destroyed the old man’s business but he didn’t. Thanks for sharing

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  6. It’s a shame business doesn’t work like this more widely. The world would be a much better place.

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  7. Good hearted man
    Really awesome ❤
    Your writings are very much impressive.
    So far all the stories are realistic and also giving some message
    Great 👑💐👏👏👏👏👏👌

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  8. Good hearted man
    Really awesome ❤
    Your writings are very much impressive.
    So far all the stories are realistic and also giving some message
    Great 👑💐👏👏👏👏👏👌

    My blog which I posted in Hindi was about sadism that women are facing in their lives especially home makers

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  9. Beautiful and so light hearted ❤️

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  10. That’s an awesome example of loving our neighbor and humanity 🙂

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  11. A lesson in human charity that we could all learn from!

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  12. I love this story! It relates how problems can be resolved without having a winner and a loser. If only this was a widely used strategy in our world, where everyone wants to “win” no matter the cost.

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  13. Instead of being a crab in the bucket, he helped his competitor. You’ll get more success by bringing other ppl up with you. Being greedy never satifies hunger, it only angers the body with its disruption and as a reault you’re hurting. Love this. Always so inspirational Iran. Thank you

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  14. Nice story dear Lale, looks like a dreamed world 🙂 ❤

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  15. Yet another beautiful tale, Laleh.
    Ah, if only our real world “rich competitors” were so considerate to the small groceries in our neighborhoods!

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  16. What a great story. Simply a lesson in humanity

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  17. This was a great story. IF ONLY… Thank you. 😊

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  18. What a beautiful, uplifting story! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  19. Competition is rare. At your place, as usual, fairy-tale. With faith in a man. Some people who read you are comforted. Thank you. You show people good

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  20. oh how delightful … only wish this were true 🙂

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  21. Oh my dear sweet lady!
    This is a prime example of where we are headed.

    Greed, as we once knew it, is dying out…it is fading away.
    Integrity is replacing it….just as your story shows us.
    It is true!
    I have witnessed this on many levels of life!
    When we look for integrity, we will find it.
    Thank you….

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  22. this is such a sweet and tender story………..if only………..bless you for sharing these with us.

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  23. It’s all about perspective, wisdom, and faith! A lovely story!

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  24. Those super market chains should listen to this story Laleh. Empathy, compassion and kindness is what binds people together. What a beautiful world it would be if it’s filled with love. ❤️

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  25. Your stories always bring smiles. You, a master story teller. ❤️

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  26. I loved it, Laleh! If only people were this considerate in today’s world 🙂

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  27. Oh if only people were so !!
    Beautiful story Laleh!
    Blessings my dear ❤️❤️

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  28. How I wish we could all be this kind. Lovely!!!

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  29. A lovely story of compassion and understanding. Business doesn’t have to be cut-throat. There is room for all of us.

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  30. Always sad when businesses and developers come in and take down the heart of an area. If the area was depressed with houses falling on top of themselves maybe but why build McMansions? That is the question. I love this compromise and it would be such a beautiful thing if it would truly happen. A nice compromise so all win. Lovely story. Thank you!

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  31. What a wise and philantrophic supermarket owner! Those people are very rare to find.

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  32. As Warren stated, “It’s all about perspective.” We think our view is right and at times, our reality can be skewed. Oh God, help us to have a broader vision!

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  33. I so love reading your stories when I get the opportunity, they are always filled with hope, love and such inspiration. Love It and You!!! Keep doing what you’re doing..

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  34. A lovely story. My parents had a small deli when we were growing up. They worked 7 days a week/12 hours a day, but could not, in the end, compete w/ the large chains.

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  35. Wonderful story and with a little understanding,goodwill en respect we will have an amazing world.Hope people will think about it

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  36. Some say: I do not have, you should not have either

    Regards

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  37. Great story of cooperation. Agreed that it is fiction, but we need to aim higher than reality or we have no hope of achieving that goal. Keep sharing!

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  38. Is this a true story? Either way, it’s so touching. I love to see the everyday kindness of people. It just fills me with hope.

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  39. A very beautiful story of loyal competitors. That is what businesses should do. BTW, thank you so much for the follow. It is highly appreciated.

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  40. Beautifully said. I try to divide my purchases between the supermarket nearby and our friendly grocer a little further away.
    Empathy and consideration for others is the need of the hour, as your gem of a story points out.

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  41. That’s what I call healthy competition and true businessman

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  42. As a competitor, you can be honest. Unfortunately, this is rare

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