Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Incidents-Your take on this?

Hi good day!

This week in the rush to reach on time for work + the road blocks due to construction of monorail, are getting me more late. Yesterday reached the fast train platform at a run.

Witnessed this incident & got me thinking was there any other way I should have reacted?

Read on & let me know:

Fortunately the train was still to come, but saw a train stop at the opposite platform. A boy of about 12-13 wearing a municipality school uniform & bag, with a bandage on his foot, jump out of the train on the tracks. He jumped the nala/drainage gutter, crossed the other tracks & tried to climb the high wall onto the platform I was standing & stand right in front of me inspecting his bandaged foot.

I scolded him for not using the foot-over bridge. Told him 'You are hurt & still you jump across tracks, why cant you use the bridge. Its dangerous.'.

To that he replied, 'No didi, I am not hurt & if I cross the bridge the TC will catch me'. He hurried away to the next platform.

I was speechless + shocked.

Felt like calling back the boy & handing him some money to buy a ticket.

But then today after seeing some boys wearing the similar municipality uniform selling books,stickers in the ladies compartment & thought this is their daily schedule & mode of working.

So sometimes you feel sorry for such people & try to help. But then soon you realize, they either dont feel gratitude or they swindle you making you feel worse.

What do you do in such situations?

Let me know.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Look Within !

Hi good day ppl!

Had a gr8 weekend?

I had one :). Did some of my pending tasks. One of them was start my reading habit & picked up once again 'The Zahir' by Paulo Coelho. It had the same effect, got me working on my pending tasks & understanding myself better.

This mail fwd-ed by my sis again was related & funny.

A short story, Read it:

A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called his family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple, informal test; which he could perform and give them a better idea about her hearing loss.

“Here’s what you do,” said the doctor, “stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone, see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response.”

That evening, when his wife was in the kitchen, cooking dinner, he was in the drawing room, standing about 40 feet away from her.

“Honey, what’s for dinner?”, he asked in a normal tone. No response! So he moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeated “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Still there was no response. Next, he moved into the dining room where he was placed about 20 feet from his wife and asked the same question. Still further, he didn’t get his awaited response. He now walked upto the kitchen door which was another 10 feet away and asked “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Again no response! So he walks up and whispers behind her “Honey, what’s for dinner?” “Steve, for the fifth time I’ve said, “Chicken”. “Do you have some hearing problem?”

Sometimes, the problem may not be with the other person as we always think; it could be within us. Let’s look within ourselves before we find fault with others.

Need a magnifying glass now? :) :D

Have a gr8, successful, productive, satisfying week ahead !!!