A 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
“How much is an ice cream sundae?” the little boy asked.
“Rupees Fifty,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the money he had. “Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired.
By now, more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing very impatient. “Rupees Forty,” she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his money. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry. As she wiped down the table, there placed neatly beside the empty dish were Rupees Ten. You see, he couldn’t have the sundae because he had to have enough money to leave her a tip.