I was going someplace in an autorickshaw. The man was all rough and rugged looking old man. After a drive of 10 mins he shouted "oye" in a really loud way and halted at the roadside. Before I could say anything I saw a young boy with a school bag coming towards us. Without any further exchange of words the auto wala started again.
When I was almost near my destination, he again stopped at the roadside and the boy got down and started to walk away. He shouted "oye" but the boy didn't hear him. He shouted in a louder voice "Abe oye!" and the boy turned back. Once the boy cam near the autowala gave him a Rs. 5 coin and the boy walked away smiling.
I asked him when we started back if the boy was his son. He replied back smiling "Mera bhanja hai. Uska school hai yahan". (He is my sister's son. His school is here.)
Did you see how with the exchange of basically 2 words and that too one sided so much conversation happened between them? And however hard sounding his voice or words maybe, he sure was a tender hearted guy.
~~ Keep Smiling! ~~
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