The cleaner visits three times a week to pick garbage from our doorstep. Generally, the garbage bag is kept out at a suitable location, and he picks it up at a time convenient to him. So we usually don’t see him as we are busy with the household chores. In case he doesn’t find the garbage bag, he knocks to ensure that he does his job.
It so happened that, one day, he knocked on our door even though I had kept the garbage bag out. When I opened the door, he asked me for a glass of water. I offered him cold water with some orange juice, and my husband offered him some biscuits. He ate and drank a gave us a beautiful smile, which had never seen on his face before. We smiled along with him, and it resulted in a beautiful day.