Taking thoughtfulness to a new level

Seth Godin has a fascinating post titled “Where do you park?”

For me, this was about thoughtfulness. A few weeks ago, I got this in an email. It was from a long-time employee of Volvo and in this short snippet, he is remembering his early days at Volvo:

The first time I was in Sweden, one of my colleagues picked me up at the hotel every morning. It was September, bit cold and snowy. We would arrive early at the company and he would park far away from the entrance (2000 employees drive their car to work). The first day, I didn’t say anything, either the second or third. One morning I asked, “Do you have a fixed parking space? I’ve noticed we park far from the entrance even when there are no other cars in the lot.” To which he replied, “Since we’re here early we’ll have time to walk, and whoever gets in late will be late and need a place closer to the door. Don’t you think?”

Isn’t this taking thoughtfulness to a whole new level?

I wrote about being thoughtful earlier. Here is the link:
Ways to distinguish yourself #167 – Be thoughtful

Have a great day!