How much does it cost to be polite?

At the day of Eid this year I really appreciated how my SBI bank’s ATM near Muslim area was especially loaded with brand new printed currency. They knew that we will withdraw for giving “eedi” this day and not for eid shopping and it’s a trend to give new untwisted notes this day to children as eedi.

However few days before Eid I was shopping and skipped this ATM due to long queue there and went to other one of the same bank but different branch. This one was little far but I knew there won’t be a long queue there. But on reaching the stop I found out of two ATM machines only one was working. I went for the one which was working and 3 people were standing already for their turn. A man comes and ask the guard for the banks IFSC code. The guard tells him to wait till he gets the code. These codes are usually written inside the notice board of bank in bold and this person surely was new. This person happen to be standing in front of the ATM machine which was not working. Suddenly a bank employee enters the ATM room in a hurry and shouts, “everyone out, one machine is closed and I am going to close the second one too”. These were his words in a very rude fashion. He also gave some lecture to the person waiting for IFSC code that why was he standing in front of a closed machine. I was not offended by all this scene created by this bank employee but I thought what the need of this rude behavior? No one is the queue was abstaining from moving out and certainly no sane person would still stand there to stare at blank ATM machine screen. I feel sorry for the people who lose their temper unnecessarily. Being polite does not cost anything, but earns you respect.



Modern healthcare – only reason we live longer now

Earlier in olden days when someone fell sick, people didn’t knew the actual disease and medical science at that time was also not advanced enough to treat every disease found in humans. With advancement in medical science, today’s modern healthcare system has the ability to cure almost every disease. This is a reason why we have longer lifespan now even when we are living stressful life, facing pollution everyday and eating unhealthy junk food. Modern healthcare has been a blessing to human being.

It is unfortunate to see some people still believing in quacks and things like amulet etc. There is a very famous person here in my city who gives amulet for every disease and problems and people claim that they get benefit. I doubt if this was true and enquired people whom I knew well and they told me their sad story that even after years of wearing charm and doing various stuff told by that person, their illness did not got cured at all. Add to it, that person selling amulet was suffering from some illness and it came to my knowledge that he went to hospital for the treatment. Now it’s really eye opening that if he really had a cure for everything by just wearing amulet, why doesn’t he himself wear one and get rid of his illness? What really happen and make these type of people famous is the self healing power of our body. Some people find relief even when they do not take any medicine and it’s all by our body mechanism of handling damage caused to our body by illness. These same people if wear amulet, give all the credit to the person who gave them the amulet and forget how their own body worked hard to cure it.

Latest innovations in medical science have given birth to many life saving medicines and cutting edge medical equipments that helps saving life’s everyday. Simple things we might even ignore, like vaccines and tetanus injection which have been a life saver for all of us today.


Volume Down Please

Its 12 midnight and I am hearing to free Quwali (that actually I don’t want to right now), thanks to people nearby who I don’t know but are some strange people for sure who don’t need to sleep and need really high volume of everything. By law all loud speakers should be shut down after 10PM and this is strictly followed in banquet halls here but right now the sound is coming from some residential area. Its not a problem of today, its like a season which comes when these unknown people start playing Quwali or mushaira or religious speeches or sometimes even movie songs and when they do it, they continue it till 1 AM or 2 AM. I am not interfering in anyone’s life but if these people do want to listen to all this things at night only, why don’t they keep the volume a little lower so that they can listen themselves? I know these people are at least 2 or more KM’s away and they can keep volume high if they like and still not disturb me but don’t know what their problem that they keep it so high. Since years I am not able to sleep when these people start playing at such high volume, and only wish if I could find them, reach the spot and break their speakers. Enough of it, I need to complain about these people but on second thought I will be leaving this place after some weeks and when others don’t have any problem, let these fools enjoy.


Mystery Lady at Bank

It was an unusually hot summer morning (unusually hot as a piece of plastic deformed inside my car when it was parked outside for sometime); I was in bank filling form for drafts. My hands were already tired writing assignments for several days and I was barely able to write when this beautiful young lady approached me and asked for today’s date. Its usual thing in bank here people asking date, pen and spelling of amount in words etc so I just told even without looking at her. I was busy filling 6 drafts forms one mine and other of friends carefully checking everything again and again when this lady ask me if I live at Safina? Safina is the name of apartments near this bank, and I promptly replied “No” with a gentle smile.  She was standing on my left filling withdrawal form and then she again paused and says “ops I did a mistake in my signature and I have to fill it all again”. At this point I felt I should advice her something, I am hesitant to talk to unknown opposite gender but since she was so friendly I proceeded. I told her,  “see there are so many blank withdraw slips you should take few home so that next time you don’t need to fill them here in a hurry “. She was like what an idea!!!  Now after some pause she asks me, “what is your name and where do you live? I replied Medical colony and with no delay she asks me. “Are you a Doctor?” Now I told about myself that I do websites work and also studying MCA and she was listening to all that with a delight. She then told me that she is withdrawing 400 rupees; don’t know why she told me that.  I was still busy filling and checking these draft form and counting bundles of notes when this mystery lady left saying she has to leave now (to stand at withdrawal window queue). I saw her leaving the bank after sometime but she could not see me to make that last good bye smile. Talk is not over yet, I wish to meet you again mystery lady! Dumbo me, forgot to ask her name and place.