on the street
Friday afternoon, my mother and I decided to catch up on some
shopping at the Eastern Plaza. Stuck in a traffic jam, we
saw a very sweet-looking girl selling flowers on the street.
My mother called out to her to buy some from the girl, more
out of compassion for the girl, rather than the beauty of
the flowers. After she bought the flowers, my mother forgot
to take her change from the girl and asked the driver to go
on. As the vehicle was about to speed off, the girl was trying
to keep up with the car, with the change in her hand. My mother
asked the girl to keep the change, however, the girl refused
telling my mother that she simply could not accept it. We
were quite astonished to see a little girl set an example
of honesty, which we often fail to do!
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was returning home from school in a CNG, when an astonishing
scene caught my eye. A person who had his left leg amputated,
was standing on the footpath chatting with some of his friends.
Done with chatting, he jumped onto the road and hopped towards
the Bus stand. Remarkably, he hopped towards an Inter-City
bus, got on it, using both his hands and his sole leg, and
went about his destination. What was amazing about it is that
he had done everything as normally and easily with just one
leg, as we would with both of ours. We should actually think
about this exemplary person and learn how to go on with life
as smoothly as possible, even within the many complications
that we have to confront.
New Baily Road
one of those idle days, a bunch of us were gossiping at our
University library. A friend of ours, quite notorious for
her weird ways, appeared out of nowhere, wearing a green saree
and make-up over done. As we had never seen her this way before,
we naturally wondered as to what was going on. She let us
know, quite gleefully, that she had a date that evening. "Oh!
A blind date I suppose?", I asked with a tinge of humour.
Not understanding the figure of speech, she took the comment
to heart and retorted. "Just because you happen to be
blind yourself, don't expect every other person around you
to be the same." I tried not to laugh, and understood
that she was trying to poke fun at the thick spectacles I
Shamiul Haque Dept. of English,University of
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