How I realized the importance of water?

Just when I was meandering in and out of my house, my mom called out to me and told me there was something wrong with the water pumping motor. I reached out to her as soon as I heard her voice. The thought of an empty tank was constantly bugging her. She added that without water it would not be possible for her and us to do the daily chores. I ran towards my room, which took me a while, to call my electrician. The person who I can rely on with my eyes shut. At times, he is lackadaisical and doesn't respond well. As usual, he told me that he was busy and would not be able to come. I told him that it was urgent and there's nothing we could do without his help. That's when I realized how important an electrician is. I sound like a square peg in a round hole in such situations. Jokes apart, I insisted him to visit us the following day and the call ended on an assuring note from his side. Meanwhile, we had the whole day ahead of us and thoughts of water running dry. I will expl

An act of generosity

It was yesterday when my mother told me to go to the market and get some vegetables. I went to a place called Ratan Singh Chowk, which is situated in Amritsar, and stopped by a good-looking vegetable vendor. He greeted me with a smile and I acknowledged him with a smile too. I usually rely on cards and I don't keep much cash in my wallet. Thanks to digitization. I was in so much hurry that I forgot to check my purse for cash. At first, I bought 3-4 vegetables and asked the vendor to bargain and he refused by saying that the rates are fixed and genuine. I usually don't bargain with fruit and vegetable vendors but I was a bit low on cash. At last, I told him to give me 1kg cauliflower. He said that it would be 80 bucks. I told him to pack it. I soon took out my wallet and realized that I didn't have enough cash to pay him and only had 60 bucks. I was not embarrassed. Things like these happen every now and then. I told him to remove the cauliflower as I am a little low on cash and give me the rest of the vegetables to which he refused. I was surprised for a moment. He said, "Give me whatever you have. Consider this as my regard. I have a big heart." Now that was an act of generosity. When a person selling vegetables can have such a big heart and doesn't skip a beat to help someone, why can't we? 

Realization: Although we buy expensive things from brand stores yet we never bargain for prices. And when we go to a fruit or a vegetable shop we start acting in a niggardly fashion. They will not become rich if they earn 10 or 20 bucks per sale. It would only help them to eat three meals a day properly and there is no need to do such a business where there is no profit. 

Not only did he earn a customer, but he also impressed me with his impressive sales technique. I will definitely visit him next time, whenever I plan to buy vegetables. 


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