Girl on a bike and an old man cobbler
(This was from a tamil magazine Ananda vikatan and was posted in face book by my several of my friends .Thanks to that great tamil magazine,)
One day I was walking by the side of a busy road,
And saw a very old cobbler trying to cross the road ,
With a tea cup in his hand to give it to his sick wife ,
Who was lying with closed eyes on the other side of the road,
Suddenly , I heard a screeching sound and a very modern ,
Young girl put sudden break to her speeding motor bike,
Her vehicle came to a stop very near that old man,
And she shouted,” Oh barbarian , can you not properly cross the road?”
She then spit at the direction of the old man and rushed away.
Watching this scene. I felt extremely sad because the error,
Was not on the part of the old man and he did not merit,
Such an abuse from that uncivilized brute of a modern girl.
Later when I talked about it to my wife , after I reached home,
And said, “I feel that all modern girls are uncivilised” and sge replied,
“Just by seeing the behaviour of one girl , you cannot rush,
To such conclusions , for majority of modern girls are very cultured.”
Next day I was standing at the same spot and the old cobbler ,
Waved for the girl to stop when she came there and he then gave her,
A very costly cell phone which had dropped from her on the previous day,
And the girl felt bad, parker her vehicle saluted and thanked the old man .
With tears in her eyes she gave him five hundred rupees ,
But the old man refused saying, What I have done is a normal courtesy,
And she replied, “Do you know that this phone costs forty thousand rupees?”
But the old man refused to accept it and she thanked him and left .
I then went and told the old man, “In spite of her insulting you,
In an uncivilized manner , you helped her and taked to her well .
And I am not able to understand why?” and he replied with a smile,
“She is a a baby, someone like my granddaughter and I am sure she will not do it again.”