Finally on this Sunday afternoon, I noticed there was a much shorter queue at the one and only durian stall at Stirling Road (blk 167), and naturally I joined the line. Before me was an elderly gentleman (probably late-70s) who waited patiently till his turn came along.
When the durian seller asked him what he wanted, he stated that he had been a regular customer of the stall and today he wanted only 1 durian - the $10 one. Now I have observed people buying like 3 big bags full of durians, so to buy only 1 durian is really not a common sight. I guess the seller also noticed this...
While our durian seller looks like a tough and rough guy, he actually dissected a $10 durian and an extra durian. Without charging the elderly man any additional fees, he handed the buys to the man with great respect, and collected only $10!
It was a very deep experience to have witnessed such acts of kindness - if we all can be deliberate in ONE good act a day, we will definitely make the day a better day for our benefactor :)