There are some incidents from my past which affected me a lot and this is one such incident. When i used to be in Thiruvottiyur I used to travel to my office by MTC bus which was in Theynampet. As the buses are fully loaded most of the time most days i used to go by standing all the way, But that day i was quiet lucky to get a seat that too window seat.As usual I opened a book (I don’t remember what book it was) start reading and plugged my noise isolation headphones in to ears and start listening to music.
I got myself completely immersed into the book and music. After some time i felt some one next to me was calling me, When i turned it was a small school boy with a small bag on his lap, I also noticed a hearing aid on his ears. So after reading the title if you guess he is the deaf then you are wrong.
He gave me a broad smile filled with cuteness and innocence, then he asked me “Couldn’t you hear me in spite of wearing the hearing aid, I was calling you 2-3 times”. I was confused for a while and at that moment i realized that he was mentioning my headphones and I am the one who is DEAF. He didn’t stop there, he continued “Yours looks better than mine”. I didn’t know what to reply him, I kept silent like a DUMB. After very few minutes his stopping came, He stood up and waved me a big bye bye. I didn’t know whether to smile for his innocence or feel for his challenge, I waved him back and he left the bus.
When ever i want to complain about the quality of my headphones, he is the first one to come to my mind. When ever i want to complain about anything in my life, he and his broad smile comes to my mind. Lets all better stop complaining about our life and face it with what we have. Take Care 🙂