Thursday, 24 February 2022

 

The Owner



He slipped, unintentionally, and dropped the tray on the elegant but arrogant looking gentleman, unaware that he was the owner of the prestigious hotel. He was not even allowed to apologize and was kicked out.

He wiped his eyes and decided that one day he would own this place.

Twenty years later he stepped in that hotel and was utterly disappointed. There was nothing that even remotely reflected its glory of early days.  But he was not going back.

“Where can I meet the owner of this…..place?”

The haggard looking man stopped wiping the counter and said, “I am the owner.”

 

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A post for Friday Fictioneers on a picture prompt

Word count 101

19 comments:

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    1. yes, it happens often
      thanks for reading the story

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  2. Now what will he do? Forgive and forget...?

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  3. Karma did the job for them. Time to move on.

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    1. yes perhaps he has no other option. thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Unless he is really keen to turn it around, he should turn around and go.

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  5. This just might be a good lesson for him. The owner probably had nothing to do with his firing and owners are also responsible for everything...

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    1. everything happened in his presence and perhaps with his tacit consent. thanks for reading the story

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  6. And had he not dropped that tray? Well done.

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  7. Dear Arora,

    Perhaps if the owner had been a more forgiving man his business might've flourished. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. Good story. Both fellows should have planted good seeds along the way.

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  9. I think karma was taking a 20-year toll on the owner. Maybe the person revisiting place will see it and find a bit of compassion for the changing circumstances. I'd be curious to see what happens next. Good cliffhanger.

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