Last week I wrote on Facebook:
As one commenter put it, that’s a lot of ‘likes’ for a non-life event! It’s lovely that people were so supportive – language learning is a hard slog and the triumphs are few and far between. And we Aussies love a bargain!
But behind my comment was a more serious issue: what it means to recognise the dignity of other human beings. What does the shopkeeper’s attempt to rip me off say about him, or me? What does my desire to be treated fairly say about me or my attitude towards him?