The Other Side of the Story - Radio Activity

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The Other Side of the Story - Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

Radioactivity is invisible but deadly. Negative judgements, like radioactivity, can be deadly in the spiritually sense. The following story, illustrating how easy it is to misjudge, is called...

Radio Activity

The wedding gown g'mach (free lending project) opened only at 8:30 p.m., and only one evening a week. At 8:20 there was already a crowd in front of the door. We all seemed to be in a hurry, and were knocking on the door, ringing the bell, etc.

`We heard the radio playing inside, and we all pictured the strict lady inside the house, resting on the sofa, enjoying the radio program and refusing to budge until exactly 8:30. Some of the women in the crowd started complaining: "Come on, can't she just let us in, we'll be quiet until her radio program is over!" said one. "Boy, she's a real stickler for time," said another. "I think it's quite rude of her not to answer the door."

We were already thinking of calling her from one of our cellular phones, when suddenly, a lady came running up the stairs. She said, "I'm so sorry to have kept you all waiting, they kept me late at work." As she reached the door, she heard the radio playing inside and said, "Oh, that must be my radio alarm clock that went off at the wrong time."

Needless to say, we all walked in feeling pretty ashamed of ourselves for having wrongfully judged this kind lady.

Anonymous, via the Internet


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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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