Sunday, August 02, 2009

I am the Man !

Sometime, things not go in a way you want it to be. Yeah, but it was too early to predict and give up. For a change, I took an auto for my weekend work. Near Jayanagar signal(Bangalore), I see one guy coming out from opposite side near red light. By face, he was looking like a software engineer. Like a beggar, he was asking money in bus, in auto, 4 wheeler(beggar don't expect much with 2 wheeler guys, nice !). Little surprising, me and auto guy both starring at him. Not bothered to go into more detail. 100 meter ahead on next red light(yes, Jayanagar, 4th block market has 3 signals all 100 meters apart), there was a girl busy in same business. Decent Girl ...

She was also demanding money. Auto guy told me "that both are in relation and they are very rich, richer than me". He added "they stay near by". Before I asked anything, he added further "weekend per paisa maangta hai(They are begging at weekends)". I had no words to add, I just said "awesome". No one can jusify begging, neither a blind nor a deaf. Its not about losing a part of body, it's about losing only one part - mind. By the way, they were justifying it, weekend part time.. not bad !

We had planned for a test in our seva shishu aasram. It went OK, my expectation was much higher. We are missing something, still the performance of students were not upto mark. Something is missing, something is wrong... I am not able to find out. They are doing ok and its too early to expect...

We were discussing something after the class, outside the campus. A man entered with his wife and a kid. Kid..hmm 2-3 years of age I guess. Ajay(one of us) told that they came to put this kid in this orphange home. I said no. Most of the kids they got from police or from hospital. But he was right. After some talk, that guy was back with his "so called" family. Started speaking something in Kannada and I said Vivek(one of us). Vivek explained us later that his 2 kids are already here and they(Orphange) refused to take 3rd. The man("so called" man) was telling that I drink a lot and I will die in 2-3 months, so I was requesting them to take this kid". I had nothing to say except "awesome". I remembered the new pulsar ad "I am the Man..."

It's good to think about society problem but ...

4 comments:

ajay said...

I (Ajay) thought to kick the A88 of the man(so called Bas***d)..!!

Abhishek said...

One guy came to me in Cyber Gateway parking and he was pretty well dressed and asked money. He said he had come for some interview. I gave him 50Rs.
Don't know if he was lying or not, but this sounded awesome. Begging on weekends :D

Vaibhav said...

@Ajay : Shaant .. gada-dhari bheem shaant

@Abhishek: He came for interview, then why he need money .. aandar ghuus dena tha :)

Praveen राठी said...

We have the richest of beggars here in Mumbai. They have their areas and timings divided, no one intruding into others'.
Some of them own big flats and bugalows in rich housing societies.

I have also come across such people, well dressed, decently groomed and asking for money.

I wonder, if this income (begging) falls in tax bracket :P

Read here: Mumbai Beggars
OR here: Beggars can be Choosers