The Story Of A Balloon Man, Unbelievable But True

The Logical Indian

October 12th, 2015 / 9:52 AM

 

Source: The Human Jigsaw Project

I was waiting for a friend when I saw this balloon seller. I had time and couldn’t resist but talk to him. The climate (of heart) was extremely beautiful and took me crazy towards him.

“गुब्बारे लोगे क्या बाबुजी?” (Will you buy balloons?) he asked immediately as he saw me coming.

He thought that I was a buyer of his balloons but he wouldn’t have guessed that I was coming to eat his brain. I explained my reason to communicate with him. He was, suddenly, very happy.

“अरे, वाह..मेरा इंटरव्यू लोगे?” (Oh wow! Will you take my interview?)
“हाँ” (Yes)

…and I started. His name was Mr. RAMVILAS GUPTA . He was from Gorakhpur city in the north Indian sate of U.P. (Uttar Pradesh). I asked him if he earned enough by selling balloons and to my surprise; he told me that he earned Rupees 200-300 everyday in just half a day. Unbelievable but true!

I got very interested in knowing more about this “Balloony-Man” and opened up a detailed conversation. He told me that he used to sell something called “Paan” (a very popular time-pass eatery that gives red color on roads and walls) and prior to that he used to work in a company and prior to that, he was a farmer…कमाल है! (wonderful)

He was quite satisfied in all the professions and earned good amounts.

“का करी, कोई जगह टिक नहीं पाया” (What to do? I could not stay put in one place)

Somehow, it never worked out being in the same profession. Hence, he shifted now and then but he had no regrets because in all the professions he had worked hard and earned well. His determination at this age and his conviction won my heart. This man and his style of being a master in whatever he did will always inspire me.

..and who knows what’s next?


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: That Day I Saw The Worst Behavior In Me And The Best In Others

My Story: After Mother’s Death, My Father Died Due To Alcoholism

My Story: If You Fall For Your Best Friend, Just Make Sure That The Love Never Destroys Your Friendship

All You Need To Know About The New Initiative – Google’s Balloon-Based Internet Project

Life Story: I Told My Friend That I Had To Get Married. I Left, Got Onto The Bus And Started Crying

My Story: I Came Back To My Room & Started Thinking About Him. Don’t Know Why My Eyes Became Teary

Latest on The Logical Indian

My Story

My Story: I Saw A Man Lying In A Pool Of Blood Surrounded By On-Lookers & I Decided To Do Something About It

My Story

My Story: I Was In A Shared Cab When A Little Girl Asked Why The Muslim Man Is Wearing A Cap

Opinion

The Closed Gates Of Sabarimala

Get Inspired

TN: Schoolgirls Collect And Send 20,000 Plastic Wrappers Back To Their Respective Manufacturers

News

UP: After Meeting The Forest Minister, Two Adivasi Women Fighting For Forest Rights Gone Untraceable

Sponsored

Today’s Youth, Leaders Of Tomorrow: ICICI Academy For Skills

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.