It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the We Are The World Blogfest – Where humanity and light fight the darkness and despair of the world.
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Unfortunately this time I have nothing substantial to share, except this little incident that happened to me a few days ago.
I was returning home in a cab one day, and the cab driver stopped the car on a signal. There was a lady on her scooty right next to us. The moment the signal turned green, everyone revved up to go. But as the lady left, she dropped her bag behind and sped up. There were about two or more bike riders who saw that happen, but no one ventured to pick up the bag and race after the lady. Then, my cab driver got off the cab, picked up the bag, and turned and asked me, ‘Madame, will it be alright if we go after that lady? She could have important belongings in here, and if we hurry we may be able to catch her before she gets too far.’
Truth be told, I was getting late. It was getting dark outside, it was raining, and my 3-year-old was already restless in my lap. But I imagined my despair in losing my purse and all that is generally inside a woman’s purse. Believe me, a woman can carry her whole life inside her purse! I told him he should hurry. And off we went!
We had to go a little off our route, but luckily we found the lady waiting at another signal. Imagine, she still hadn’t figured out that she was missing a bag! The look of shock followed by relief and gratitude on her face was worth all the trouble. She generously rewarded the driver too.
While on my way back the driver told me I could deduct the detour amount from the cab fare but I told him it wasn’t necessary. I was more than impressed by the honesty of the guy and glad that someone was saved all that heartache.
This proves that should we wish to, we can help, we can be good, kind, and patient. These attributes are not just what makes us human, but also ‘good’ human beings.