Thursday, August 27, 2009

The man from Chennai...


I was going through my old blog and I found this post.Everytime I think of this incident and I look at the face of this man...the only thought that comes to my mind is... 'Lord bless this man'
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Friday, January 11,2008

A few good men...

On our recent visit to Chennai (which was amazing by the way),my friends and I came across a bunch of incredibly modest people.These blokes weren't the ones with high posts but they took pride in the job they did-they served us food at the dinning hall.They wore a pleasant smile on their faces that never seemed to fade away.Just a few words-"good morning madam","How is the food?"-and that was enough to make us feel at home.
There was however this one person who stood out amongst those people.Trust me, I have
never seen a man so humble as he was.His job was to collect our plates when we finished having our meals at the table.We never had to tell this man to pick up our plates.As soon as we finished eating,he would be standing right there before us,all ready to do his job,with a really warm smile on his face.If ever we got up to dispose off the plates all by ourselves and he was around the corner,he would take the plate from our hands and wouldn't let us take the trouble.

I felt a deep respect for this person.I mean who on this earth wouldn't?How many people who we know do their job with such dignity...no matter how small or big the job is?
We(me and my friends) wanted to help this person from the bottom of our hearts.So, we contributed some money to help this man out....but he refused to take it.

When we were about to leave in the bus...these people(I earlier mentioned about) were standing at the gate to see us off..and amidst them this old man clearly stood out.He was standing there..with his trademark smile.When the bus started moving..he bade us goodbye...by waving his hand (he knew we would not understand his language).
At that moment..I seriously wished that I could help him.But I guess the only thing I could do was bless this man from the core of my heart and only hope that there be more people like him in this world of ours.
Whosoever this man was,may God bless him...

Everytime I think of this incident I just wish I could go back to Chennai and tell this humble man what a great job he was doing and how much we appreciated his modesty.

And everytime I look at him my heart just melts out of sympathy...dont know why.

6 comments:

Prianca said...

the great thing about your blog is that it's replete with all the human emotions.....the main reason i blog is in order to come across blogs which are read-able, sensible and live.
m happy with my search today. :0
blog rolled u.

pj said...

Hey Thanks a lot Prianca!
hope to see you here more often :)

peter said...

arey yes ..I hv seen one such rajasthani guy in a hotel :)
polite and humble !

pj said...

tats nice:)

Carmel said...

Amazing how some random person in some random place touches you... and also teaches some very important lessons in life.. It's about doing what you have to do with dignity, It's about humility and modesty over arrogance and attitude... It's about going through life with the right values in place..

pj said...

@carmel

yea...there are very few people who are so modest...