At The Park
At The Park3 mins 117 3 mins 117
Malla got ready and is combing is hair, he is 26 years old and his passion is to be a thief. Yes, you heard that right, his passion is robbing.
Malla stays in the slums and unlike others, he thinks working hard is waste and robbing things is best.
He gets ready and packs his backpack which he robbed from a shopping mall on Sunday but nobody could catch him, as shopping malls are always busy, nobody thought about the loss of a small backpack.
He doesn't remember much about his mother as he lost her at a very early age and his father left him and went somewhere, but he doesn't know where.
He knows a park that has been opened a month back and many people tend to visit the park with their kids and it is a busy park.
He sees people and thinks to rob something different today not money or phone but some gold. He is very nasty, he is hearing other people's talks on the phone and also seeing people texting and trying to see their password.
On his way he bumped into an old man and installing of asking for forgiveness, he scolds that man telling he spoiled his day.
Malla is searching for somebody to rob, meanwhile he sees a bench and feels to sit, he saw a lady with his 5year old son coming towards the bench and sitting with him, the lady was searching for her spectacles in her bag, Malla was trying to peep at her bag but his son was seeing him, Malla stopped and sat quiet.
The lady was showing her son, the statues of the three monkeys and was teaching him the message they give, Malla found it boring and his intention was to steal the bag...the lady was loud and said, "The three monkeys are very special, you know why? Because the first one having his hands on eyes, says you must never see anything and infront of you and you just protest and stand up against that...the second one having his hands on ears, says never listen bad, meaning never give ears to bad things like gossips", his son wanted ice cream and so the lady stopped in between and went to get one, Malla was happy about the fact that the lady left her bag but suddenly when he was about to take the bag he remembered about his mother and thought if he had a mother, they would also go to park to have ice cream and he would have been a better person, he didn't take the bag and sat again to his seat. The lady came back with an ice cream and thanked Malla to look after her bag and son, Malla was surprised and have a confused smile.The lady again continued, telling about the last monkey saying never say bad about anyone as it might hurt but don't keep quiet when you see wrong." Her son nodded his head and enjoyed his ice cream.Malla had tears in his eyes and listening about the monkeys he remembered about all the things he had done, like seeing other thiefs Rob and keeping quiet, peeping at others phones and passwords, always listening others conversations and gossips and lastly speaking bad words. Malla realised about the mistakes he had been doing and he decided his idea to give up on robbery and start some business like a street food shop as he was home at making them.Malla said thank you to the lady and left the park.
On his way back he saw a beggar and gave his backpack to him.
After few months, he was a street food vendor who earned enough to make a happy living. And always gave that lady and her son, free food as a mark of respect for teaching him such a big lesson.