Sunday, July 30, 2006

Milk of Human kindness...

Going sour ...Et cetera...

I always , always believe that people are inherently nice, and that given half a chance, they'd help a stranger. Yet, a funny incident that occured today made me laugh..yet saddened me a bit...

I was making a call from one of those PCO booths to a friend of mine, and the man standing near to me at the next phone somehow managed to drop a Two rupee coin. While continuing my conversation, i bent down to pick it up, and immediately he barked out ' yeh mera hai' ( its mine) ... i said 'haan, jaanti hoon' (yes i know )...and then he was like...thank you..

No sheepish look, nothing...maybe a tad bit surprised though...

Funny how people have become so hardened that a simple act of consideration leaves them flustered...

I also say a thank you to the bus conductor after i purchase my ticket, and thank the bus driver before i get down from the bus....ohkie..so i deserve a kick for being so nice..but it dont hurt does it.. n most times..its really nice to hear the bus driver's grunt in lieu of the Thank u.....

Try it... feels nice..

5 comments:

Samie said...

welcome back after a hiatus!!!
u've got a gr8 skill of writing..
keep it going baby....

WeirdiSgooD said...

Hey samie...Thanks ..i guess ill keep going only so long as interesting things keep happening...and im bored n jobless :D ..but..it felt gr8 to get a lovely compliment from a fantabulous frend :)

Aberrant said...

Spreadin the LOVE eh??
:-P

Aberrant said...

heyy...
wher did my comment go???

Atticus Finch said...

Of course, it feels nice!!! And that's good enough reason to do it! I tip all my taxi drivers liberally. I talk to them about UP or MP wherever they are from and of home and family! It's not a courtesy... It's not condescension... Just genuinely feeling happy that I have the time and money and enthusiasm to put a smile on a strangers face... and mine!! Glad you think the same... Very few people I know agree...