No words for what I saw today

Discussion in 'Members Corner' started by SPIEZ, Nov 26, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Today, I was visiting a couple of my friends, now days it's becoming a rare occasion. While returning I saw an old man, typical lower middle class old man. What he said to me next didn't make me eat my dinner.

    The poor old man said to me "Annen, kongam idly vangi thariya ?".

    This translates into "(elder) Brother, would you so kind as to buy me some idli's ?"

    I was on the phone and paid no attention to him at first. It took a second to grasp what he meant. I felt so phucked up. Although I kept on walking, I glanced back to look at him. He stood there, in the middle of the rain, looking with despair.

    I didn't bring my purse, luckily for him I found a Rs.10 note in my pocket, I ran back to give it to him.

    The look in his said almost said it all, he lost as though he won a lottery, he said he had no words to thank me. But I couldn't listen and started walking.
     
    Aayush, ALBY, indian_sukhoi and 10 others like this.
  2.  
  3. Param

    Param Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    647
    Location:
    TN
    What good is 10 rs?:((
    You could have given him your phone instead.:D
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    While there may be genuine needy especially old or physically challenged, but these days begging has become a money spinning profession. Begging is an organized industry in major cities. Some beggars have real estate!!!

    With me running a business i get tens of beggars everyday coming up with innovative reasons to ask for money. Marriage, operation, coffin etc. tere is this one guy who "pretends" to be dumb whereas he is not. Fellow has a three storey building in his village. The ones who know him told he is not dumb but pretending.

    Very difficult these days to know who is genuine and who is a professional beggar.
     
    W.G.Ewald, SPIEZ, pmaitra and 4 others like this.
  5. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,884
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh(INDIA)
    I agree with Yusuf bhai. These days the real beggars earn more than the s/w professionals earn. The person whom you saw must have been a poor father left out or thrown out from the house by his children. These days this becoming a fashion to throw out the elders from houses. When I get a good job I will really arrange something for elderly people who are in need of food, shelter and clothing, b'cos old people cannot do hard-work and they need attention and love to end their life with happy moments(Die happily). "May GOD show mercy to the elderly people".
     
    ALBY, SPIEZ and LETHALFORCE like this.
  6. LurkerBaba

    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6,769
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    India
    Yeah, SPIEZ is quite a selfish chap :sad:
     
    SPIEZ likes this.
  7. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,992
    Likes Received:
    11,821
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    God has come to test your heart,you will get result when u go up in his darbar
     
    KS, pmaitra, maomao and 1 other person like this.
  8. hitesh

    hitesh New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    513
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
    SPIEZ likes this.
  9. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    I felt sick because first to see such an old person begging, what the hell was his son doing ? Second I might provide at least the ten today, what about tomorrow or the days after ...?
     
  10. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    How do you know he has a son?
     
  11. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    I rather He looks up at such issues right here, right now!

    I guess I have failed than, the person on the phone actually told me to do it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  12. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Let me change it, his heir apparent !

    True he might or not even have one. How he sustained for so long is a good question.
     
  13. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    27,593
    Likes Received:
    28,397
    Location:
    BHARAT, INDIA, HINDUSTHAN
    You did a good thing today, People don`t get such chance everyday..

    Good to hear..
     
  14. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    If India are to become a super power i think it's high time it starts looking inwards at it's own people first!

    When the standard of living rises, that's the day India will become the next super power!

    Pray I live to see that day.
     
  15. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Actually it was the person on the phone who asked me give it ! I was such an ego-maniac to not even listen to what he was asking :(

    I don't even deserve the credit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  16. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    10,788
    Likes Received:
    4,552
    I once gave food to person instead of money that too from kfc because i had gone there to collect food myself. When i was walking up he came up and asked for food because he was hungry and spoke in english. I think he was from bengal or south and said that his son had kicked him out of the house and he worked in railways and had retired and even govt wasn't giving him pension. So i said to him to wait outside while i go and collect my food and buy for him also. He thanked me and went to a bench nearby and started eating.
     
    W.G.Ewald likes this.
  17. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    I feel sick India is not even a 3rd world country, its a 4th world country!
     
  18. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    27,593
    Likes Received:
    28,397
    Location:
    BHARAT, INDIA, HINDUSTHAN
    A story of mine, I was in Bhuvaneshwar railway station, I didn't had my breakfast or lunch lucky i found a place where i can eat pattice, I Spend 50rs for my food, suddenly a beggar ( With no legs ) and fata shirt came to the shopkeeper and he asked for some food if available, The shopkeeper shoo him away..

    One can make out by eyes, he is hungry or not, I told the shopkeeper to give him a pack of Biscuits..

    I was busy eating but when he got the food he looked at me and he was appreciated, His eyes were in joy..
    As soon he left, My train came and i had to leave..

    It was good thing i did, I didn't lose anything, But gain self respect, Though all beggars are not same, specially Kids in a group or Healthy beggar with good clothes..



    Now think abt your self, Small things in life have big meanings and these are something no one teaches you, But yourself..
     
    W.G.Ewald, Neil and SPIEZ like this.
  19. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Location:
    Bangalore
    Spiez, you have done nothing wrong, but now a days lot of people are trying to fool people like this, be careful.
     
    SPIEZ likes this.
  20. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,610
    Likes Received:
    1,946
    Location:
    India
    the best feeling of what u did is the way they eat...every single bite they take is worth the money u spend...i never give money...they might spend on daaru n stuff...buy vada pavs or biscuits and tea for them...

    spiez bhai...nice work mate...n the person who told u to do so also...god bless...!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
    Kunal Biswas and SPIEZ like this.
  21. Param

    Param Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    647
    Location:
    TN
    I am disappointed Spiez!:tsk:
    If I had been on the phone I would have told you to give him your ATM card.:D
     
    W.G.Ewald and Dovah like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page