Amidst the lockdown, I had to travel down town to fetch the essentials. On the way, I saw a mother with three children, all from a backward community. While the mother kept herself busy feeding the younger one with the tap water, the other two wore the torn handkerchieves as their masks and were waiting for the customers. The elder one used to carry the grocery that too if the customer would agree, and the younger one cleaned up the cars irrespective of customer's consent in anticipation of getting reward, maybe in the form of money, eatables, or the leftovers from their homes. Mind you, he was the most balanced among the three siblings as I saw him, he never used to complain when customers would just ignore his service of car cleaning and move on.
I was waiting for the parking space, as soon as I got one, I parked the car and walked towards Walmart. There was not much queue, so I got in and picked up a few of the essentials to last for a month. While picking up things, I saw so many people stacking things up, nearly 2 to 3 Shopping carts for a person, to be precise for a home. Gosh! I was wondering how they would even carry it home. It took a while for me to get to the billing counter.
I could see the elder child helping the customers move their shopping carts to their vehicles and few of them refused to pay both the brothers since they both came from the same family. The elder one scolded his brother not to call out his name in public to which he humbly agreed. It wasn't a surprise for me, had it been you who would have done 2 jobs single-handedly, wouldn't you have demanded an extra incentive from your boss, or so to say, you have a sibling working in the same office of yours, and its X-mas time, would you keep quiet if the office denied your brother his share of cake since you both came from the same family!!!!
I just took my cart and walked towards the car. I dropped the shopping bag near the mother who was napping under the shade of the tree, and God let me be me, in not taking a selfie, because I know it's you who's sent me to help her......I gave away the chocolates and ice cream that I had bought for my children to the younger one who had given a new look to my car, believe me, within such a short span of time, I wouldn't have been able to make it look so clean....on receiving the icecream and chocolates, I was swept off my feet, on seeing the twinkle in his eyes. Before he could call out for his brother and mother, I rushed out, because I didn't want the Pride within me win over me. Instead, let me traffic the thoughts within me to win the traffic outside me....
Thank God for that.....