My Story: I Hid My Tears After Being Insulted By Strangers; I Was Convinced There Was No Love In This World

The Logical Indian

March 17th, 2017

“I had never seen any love or care for us in anyone’s eyes. When I work people give me a feeling that I came out from Hell. We cannot sit anywhere to have a cup of tea. People look at us like they look at dirt. There were days when I hid my tears after being insulted by strangers for no reason. I was sure there was no love left in this world for poor.

Ten years ago, I was working beside a children school. My job was to clean the drain and repair the site. We blocked the road and it was taking a few days. So the children had to walk to their school. I attentively did my work every day without noticing anyone who could again insult my job. One day a little girl arrived, smile widely at me and said, ‘Why are you so dirty?’ Before I could say anything, her father dragged her away by saying, she should never talk to strangers. I felt horrible, imagined he must be telling her daughter how disgusting workers like me were. And then for a week, she came to me every time with same question, why was I so dirty. I never got chance to speak as her father was always there to drag her away. I could not sleep those nights by thinking about a beautiful reply, ‘why I am dirty’. Poor cannot be clean all the time, we are born in dirt, raise in dirt and die in dirt and no one care when a dirty thing left the world. I could not say any of this to her. I wanted to quickly finish the job and never wanted to see the girl ever again.

At last day when we were finishing the work, it was Ramadan afternoon. I was very tired and down. The school was close and the baby girl did not arrive. I felt relieved, packed everything and was about to leave, suddenly I saw the little girl coming to me by running. She could not breathe properly when she arrived. I was waiting to hear the same question, but she did not say anything except smiling. Then I asked her, where her father is. She showed me a car standing far from us. I waited to hear the same thing. And then she opened her mouth, ‘Uncle, do you like red color?’ By bringing a packet behind from her she handed it in my hand. Her father gave horn and she quickly said, ‘I cannot clean drain, but I can help you to be clean. This shirt is for you, Uncle.’ I could not say a word and she rushed when her father gave repetitive horns. The girl left me on tears. She proved me, human still cares for human. I do not know where she is now, what she might be doing. I pray to God everyday, wherever that little angle is, may God clean all dirts from her life.”

– Shohrab


I had never seen any love or care for us in anyone’s eyes. When I work people give me a feeling that I came out from…

Posted by GMB Akash on Monday, March 6, 2017


Story by – GMB Akash

If you also have a story to tell the world, send us your story at [email protected]

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: I Never Told My Children What Was My Job. I Never Wanted Them To Feel Shame Because Of Me

My Story: At First Day Of My Work, I Cried Remembering How My Father Used To Polish Shoes

My Story: I Heard The Girl Crying. Suddenly, She Jumped From The Rickshaw & Went To The Railway Tracks

My Story

My Story: Everyone Said She Had Cast A Magic Spell On Me, But I Ignored Them

My Story

My Story: “I Wouldn’t Be Able To Love Again, But I Will Push Your Wheelchair For A Lifetime”

My Story: I Always Had The Fear Every Dark-Skinned Woman Has At The Thought Of Losing Her Husband

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Goa Gets Its First Mobile Food Testing Van

News

11 French Tourists Allegedly Beaten By Local Boys In Uttar Pradesh; 8 Arrested

Awareness

SBI Changes IFSC Code For 1,300 Branches, Here’s How You Can Find Yours

News

Air India Seeks Loan Of Rs.1,160 Crores To Modify Planes For VVIPs

News

RTI Reveals 70 Cases Of Theft Of EVMs After Voting

Environment

Five Elephants Including Pregnant Female Crushed To Death By Speeding Train In Assam