Friday, August 27, 2010

The Smile


He looked at the crippled guy standing alongside at the railway station and a number of thoughts flashed across his mind. He smiled as he thanked god for giving him everything perfect. But the smile vanished at the sight of the arriving train. He looked at the suffocating mob of people and planned his strategy to rush in. This time the crippled smiled as he easily climbed the empty handicap compartment.

18 comments:

Chanz said...

Oops..!! he was back stabbed by that smile.. I just hope that the crippled guy wasnt evil...

Kshitij said...

:)
Looking at positives of all situations in life...

dialoguewithyou said...

Very interesting :)
Loved the way both the guys got their to smile :D

BK Chowla, said...

That is why they say--be careful before making a pass at some one weaker than you.

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Perfect... its all about perception...brilliant... #MustShare

Nethra said...

But getting into an empty compartment cannot substitute for what all he could have done if he wasn't handicapped.
Anyway, nice post!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

I second Nethra here, though i appreciate for your acute observation

pallavi said...

Loved this post. Very well executed, Saurabh!

Rajlakshmi said...

hehehe atleast the cripled guy got something in favor :)
nice one

Megha said...

very nice...maybe both have a reason to smile

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nicely done. Everybody has something to smile about...

But I would rather be in the guy's shoes and try to board a train packed like sardines... than be a cripple. Honest...

Raksha Raman said...

I love the positivity it conveys Saurabh!

It goes on to say that everyone has to endure their share of ordeal in life.

Every ordeal can be dealt with provided people are 'optimistic'.I've been associated with visually challenged kids for a while now and I must a admit they're far more POSITIVE & OPTIMISTIC than a lot of us who are more privileged than they are yet, we choose to complain! Sigh!

You hit the nail yet again with a simple but hard hitting story! Kudos! :) :)

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Every one got some reason to smile...

mayur said...

came here through the blog link that Raksha shared on Facebook.

liked the story :)
This reiterates the point that, when life take something away from u...it gives something back in retun too!
So one should stop complaining about whats taken away and smile at whats given in return :)

Saurabh Panshikar said...

Thanks a lot people for commenting. Feels nice to be back to blogging again...

This is like a push... to write further.

Mahesh and Nethra
I had expected such a comment from you... Just wanted to convey that 'all is not lost'

Karthik said...

Long time.
You are right. All is not lost.
Very subtly showed.

And dude, come back to blogging soon.

Life! said...

simple and subtle...conveys a lot in very few words...

Idiot Mind Working said...

good one... jo hota hai achche ke liye hota hai... evryone is spcl...!! respect tht.

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