The neighbor who laid an egg

In retirement, John Dewey, the famous philosopher and educator, sold eggs and vegetables to his neighbors on Long Island. On one occasion he received an urgent call from a wealthy neighbor for a dozen eggs. As there were no children available to take them around, Dewey delivered them himself. He went from force of habit to the front door, but was told sharply to make deliveries at the back. Sometime later he was giving a talk to a local women’s club and as he rose to speak was amused to hear his rich customer saying in a stage whisper to her neighbor, “Why, he looks exactly like our egg man!”

Published in: on December 10, 2009 at 11:50 AM  Leave a Comment  

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