A day with 5-6 girls in a bus who sells bangles, they have so many boxes in which they keep their selling material that is bangles. When they enter into the bus I was already sitting there. The moment when one of the girl came next to my seat and sit there I start making faces because those girls wore pretty dirty dresses and looks were extremely ugly. Maybe I couldn’t see their inner beauty as well as I didn’t see their outer beauty which was hidden from dust and poverty.
They were gossiping with each other like they don’t care what’s happening to their around. A conductor was asking for fare to them in a very harsh way, I was thinking who the hell he is, talking so rude? Just because they work and sell bangles? And thinking again about conductor that did I ever talk to you harshly just because you are a conductor? I didn’t. Should I order you like a cruel ruler? I didn’t. Did I ever disrespect you? Again I didn’t, except when you were wrong. Who gives you a right to treat them like the way you treated? He was passing by her again and again and she didn’t say a single word to him. If it was me and he was passing by me I’m sure I didn’t permit him to touch again and again and use the route to reach in males compartment, definitely not.
Anyway, I have ignored all the things and start looking the girls who were talking to each other. Besides all, One girl said to another, Hey, Kajol ( a name of an actress in Bollywood) don’t push me. I was stunned when I heard an actress name from a so poor girl and making fun again on the behalf of that actress name. I asked to them, Have you girls watched a movie of that actress in your entire life? The girl laughed at me and said Yes, we are a fan of her. I said, Wow! It’s Cool, I expected something else like you don’t ever watched a single movie or drama in your whole life. Okay have you watched her movie that is “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and they replied, Yes we have watched. They made me astonished with their secret life – a life of poverty and enjoyment.
Then, I started to ask about her life, a girl who was seeing me, fortunately.
Me: So how much have you earned for a day?
She replied: 500 rupees 🙂
Me: Ahan, nice. What’s your husband do?
She: Shoes polish
Me: How much your husband earned?
She: 150 rupees
Me: Umm, Okay. Are you guys satisfied with this lower amount to survive in this society?
She: Yes , By the grace of Almighty God we are satisfied.
And they walked away with their bangles boxes because the bus had been stopped at their stop.
Moral: My weird behaviour towards ugly people wear dirty dresses. They changed me, I mean my behaviour, my perception regarding them. And I know you couldn’t read it but yes one day you guys will read it or else your children and I love you ladies to change my life, my negative perception behind ugliness. Thanks to you Ladies 🙂 You made my day and I felt peace in my heart somewhere at that day the reason is you ladies and your bangles too 🙂
Talk to strangers,
Change your life,