Life’s like that|
You know, the other day, I was writing down the plus and minus points of my being.
Guess what? I couldn’t find more than one (can u believe it, just one?) plus point.
The negative points, on the other hand, spilt into almost two pages!
It drove me to think that maybe I should change from an obstinate woman, with the I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude,
to a soul who’ll take time off her routine to glance up at the sky, stop to smell the roses, help the old lady,
who lives across the street (Mrs. C.), to cross the road, try to become euphemistically inclined, in synopsis ….
a bright-smile-can-I-help-u attitude lady.
So there, I had turned a new leaf for the entire world to see. I vowed that I would do atleast one good deed a day,
as advocated by my elders of antiquity.
As usual my day began at 5:45 am.
Sleepy-eyed and grouchy, I struggled out of bed and I was ready to vent my Monday morning blues on the first non/living creature in my way.
Suddenly my alter ego screamed me to a stop. Remembah it’s a be-nice-to –people attitude me lady.
So the rise ‘n’ shine mottoh is wha’ u hafta follo’. Heeding the advice I went about my usual early morning chores.
Precisely at 6:24 am, by my digital clock, I answered the sonorous voice of Graham Bell’s invention.
A voice recited something out of a libretto. After a few seconds realization struck.
It was a housewife demanding to know what had happened to her daily three-liter milk supply.
A polite "Sorry, wrong number" on my part elicited an influx of abuses. At the end of the one sided conversation (?!)
I knew all the problems that the 7-day absconding milkman was causing the soprano, her children and her husband.
Adamant on not allowing any early morning contretemps to dampen my spirits,
I continued with my routine and left for office at exactly 8:00 am.
Author : Raksha B, (),
Submitted by Raksha B. (),
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