Date :August 28
Place:Gurgaon

He was stuck like many others on road-courtesy..heavy rains clogging the roads.The sight outside his luxury car was not very pleasant….dirty water spread all over,blocking the traffic…people looking all frustrated and tired sitting inside their cars…commuters on two wheelers were all drenched with not only rainwater but also the splashes caused by the moving cars….
He looked around…. Children were reckless trapped inside the cars or buses….perhaps they were hungry too….

He kept brooding and blaming the poor drainage system..who else to be blamed other than the Sarkar for not being efficient…

He rolled down his window…”bhai saab how long is this ordeal going to continue?”

The traffic police looked at him….and shouted…”how would I know…we all are stuck”

“Who else will know then….?” He shouted n hurled an abuse…these traffic police guys are always rude…why can’t they answer properly….all they know is how to extract money by cutting challans…
The cars were hardly moving …
inch by inch these were just crawling ahead like a snail….

He tried to take the left turn…and suddenly he was stopped by the cop…” hey heyyy…….can’t you see no left turn….you will block the entire traffic….chal go back”he shouted

Furious over this insult…he gave an extra acceleration to his car so that he could splash some water on this cop….this was the least he could have done to salvage his pride…..

The cop shouted and that acted as a soothing balm on his inflated ego…

Finally he reached home around 11in the night….
His wife immediately asked him to shower n change so that she could serve him dinner……
“Honey…you must be really tired today…your feet must be aching by continuously using clutch n brake…I have asked kanhaiya to massage your feet so that you can have a relaxed sleep”
He pulled her close n planted a kiss on her supple lips….
“You are so caring….”

“Honey…what are these two cartons doing here”suddenly he looks at two small cartons packed and kept on the side desk…

“Oh darling…I have packed water bottles,sweet buns and some biscuits in these cartons…today I saw those traffic cops standing in knee deep water whole day…doing their duties…without water,without any food….yet some idiots kept cursing them and even went to the extent of splashing water on them in anger as if they were responsible for this chaos……people have no mercy…no civic sense….least you can do is…smile at them and thank…I am going to do the same….perhaps with a bottle of water and offering them this quick bite too….we keep sitting in the comfort of our luxury cars,yet complain n crib…think about them….isn’t it?”

Suddenly he felt very small…n rueful…couldn’t look in the eye of his wife…. but the words of his wife…..totally transformed something deep inside of him…….he knew it will be a better day tomorrow even if it rains the same….he knew it sure will be a better tomorrow ….with a new beginning…..

Far away…….in a two bedroom house…..

“ You must be really tired today….have you been standing all day….that too in knee deep water…..please open your shoes….dip your feet in this bucket of warm water …I have added a spoonful of salt in this….it will give you relief…..I won’t even ask you how was your day today…..feeling so sorry for you”……said the wife of the same traffic cop lovingly……

“My day was great….I was doing what I am expected to do-my duty….though it was tougher than everyday today but….duty must be done with sincerity and happiness…..isn’t it”he said with ease as he slipped his feet inside the bucket….

“Please wash my uniform….kal tak sookh jayegi na?”

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