What makes a gentleman?

Some years ago a robust-looking gent, dressed in impressive apparel and well-groomed, presented himself at the door of the largest hotel in the city. The commissionaire dutifully opened the door for him and provided directions to the restaurant.

The gentlemen enjoyed a fine meal, together with the best refreshment. When he was finished he summoned the headwaiter.

“Sir," he began with utmost dignity, “Do you recall how a year ago, I ate just such a repast here and then, because I couldn’t pay for it, you had me thrown into the gutter like a common bum?"

“I’m very sorry sir." began the contrite headwaiter.

“Oh, it’s quite all right," replied the guest, “but I’m afraid I’ll have to trouble you again …"

—– Collected from Internet

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