Professional tea vendor
Whenever I hear the word professionalism, the face of a young man comes to my mind. He is not a doctor or a lawyer but a tea vendor who sells tea from table to table at the workplace. He is very particular about his work, always maintains exact timings of his rounds and has a tremendous memory. “Are you a computer?” ~ is the question he has often been asked.
After a full day’s work, he collects money from each his customers. So, he has to keep it in his mind how many cups a person has consumed in that particular day and also how many of those are big cups and how many small ones and also if there were any arrears of previous days.
Whenever anyone’s body language has thrown a doubt, he emphatically starts narrating the details of his having tea associating with other things like who he has taken the first tea with, the exact location of his having the second one and what he said to him at the time of receiving the third one! It is a real magic. But never has he overcharged anyone.
Also, he never let anyone hurt his dignity of labour. He does not answer to anything that has been asked with an intention to make even friendly fun of him. He is indeed an embodiment of what professionalism really is.
Unfortunately, sometimes we brand those people as professionals who are like money making machines. It is a common error to link professionalism only with money. Professionalism is actually the high standard that we expect from a