Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Why Me??? (All the time)

I was going on a small evening walk. At a distance, I noticed one beggar begging for alms. He seemed to be middle aged but was seriously handicapped and immobile. I could see that his legs were badly twisted and so was one hand. I started hunting for change to give that man. As I was walking towards him with the change in my hand, suddenly from nowhere, the man took a puff from a fat beedi in the only one limb (his hand) which seemed to be working for him. I was taken aback..and shocked. And then all I did was to put back the change in my purse and just ignore him and walk ahead. At some distance a very old lady was begging, I gave her the change that I was almost giving to this man. But as she did not smoke in front of me, I am not aware if she too is a smoker or not.. Who knows, everything is possible in this world!!!

Dear God, this is to remind you that I go for walks for fresh air and fresh and positive thoughts and not to become a passive smoker....

8 comments:

artnavy said...

Oh poor you_ i somehow never give money as alms- only food or clothes...if not nothing.

Belated wishes on the 2000th visitor

Pixie said...

It's shocking isn't it!!
I once saw a beggar who was posing as a blind man in a train look both sides while crossing tracks after he got down at a station!!!

Parul said...

Hello there - thanks for dropping by and Part 2 is now up if you'd like to read it :D

I like all the interesting and fun stuff that is happening on the right side of your blog...very cool!

Nice to meet you here!

bavyakrishna said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting and keep Visting regularly.
Ur recipes were really good and temptating to try....

Making money work for you! said...

I read an interesting statistic that beggars on busy roads of bangalore earn almost Rs. 200 a day..( without tax..grrrr) and people migrate from neighbouring states to engage in this profession!!!.

Itchingtowrite said...

on eliots beach there used to be a blind man and his wife begging, advertising the fact that the man was blind. after 2-3 years once found the man begging alone very much able to see!

Timepass said...

Thks all..I got updated with new methods of getting fooled by beggars. I will be on alert and avoid such beggars...

WhatsInAName said...

hmm
I never do give money to any beggar! I hear that its actually a big business out there!