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30 November, 2005

Pachpani – Thank You.

Teacher taught ‘thanks’, ‘sorry’, ‘please’ are magic words. Never learned.
Read an anecdote of Gandhi. He said ‘thank you’ to a waiter once. Waiter cried. Never been thanked before.
I said ‘thank you’ to a bus conductor. He said down, overwhelmed. Happy to be thanked once.
Never failed to say ‘thank you’ since. Thanks, Gandhiji.



Blogger John said...


This is good. I always make it a point to thank waiters, rickshaw drivers, shopkeepers, direction showers, and salespersons. It is great to see the amazement on their faces.

One rickshaw driver said, "Aisa kabhi na dekha, log paisa dete hain aur "thank you" bhi dete hain." Something to that effect.

Guess that was gratifying enough comment for the kindness shown. That's not to mean that I don't fight with rickshawallas. I do. But that's a different story.

Keep writing!


13 December, 2005 10:25  
Blogger Ozymandias said...

Thanks, John! I say thank you reflexively to anybody and everybody. It is the little bit of humanity that I can show!

As for rickshaw fights, we could compile a long list of some interesting fights!.

15 December, 2005 18:51  

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