Wednesday, October 04, 2006

HANDICAP !!!

I got ready for a function. Put on a very decent attire, which usually is missing in my outlook. Sat down to eat in the mess. A gentleman was seated beside me. I was absorbed in the mental preparation of my speech when he suddenly decided to get up. I normally don't eat much before I go on to the stage. This gentleman realised this fact that I was not being fair with my appetite and decided to help me out with it. In his hurry, he sprinkled my neat self with the leftovers on his plate. I tried to dodge this shower of kindness in matrix style but could not save myself. Now, this polite and concerned man took time out of his busy schedule and acctually said sorry. What more could I say ? While I was still bemused as to how this angel had said sorry for such a petty thing, like some heavenly wonder that he was, he disappeared.

This is not an isolated event. I have many such angels around me ! People who like to empty the whole can of milk for themselves, those who fight over a couple of bananas or a cup of ice-cream. How can I ever tell them that what they are doing may be divine for their souls but is a snob on the face of the entire society and is as inhuman as farting can be when they are waiting in a movie theatre for their favorite star.

Such people are handicaps! Much like a blind must not be called a blind, such people should not be called handicaps. Moreover, if it is a physical handicap we may aid the person by prosthetic means but such mental handicaps should not even be insulted lest they become desolate and sink down finding out how miserable a being they are!!!

3 comments:

sandeep said...

cribbing doesnt help always but in some cases it does..the tough days prepare you to face the world and make you more strong....

What stays with you forever is your character so never compromise on that whether in college or else where...dude both frequecies r on par...they gt to knw when they step into the corporate world

sandeep said...

cribbing doesnt help always but in some cases it does..the tough days prepare you to face the world and make you more strong..

What stays with you forever is your character so never compromise on that whether in college or else where..dude they'l gt to knw this once they step into the corporate world

Nitin Joshi said...

i could not agree more !!
even i have a bunch of 'handicaps' around wherever i might be,
They r annoying at times, but i suppose they teach us the fallability involved in being human .
we r just mortals, afterall. is nt it!!
have fun man!!
keep the gud work goin by ur wonderful posts!!
ur blog ceratinly defies its name, it is far from cheap n chalu!!