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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Know before you judge. Story.

THE fOOD BAG

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My boss drove a luxury car every day and it was my duty to greet him and to open the gates for him, as I worked as a watchman in his villa. But he never responded to my greetings.

One day he saw me opening the garbage bags outside the villa in search for leftover food. But, as usual he never even looked at me, it was as if he never saw anything!

The very next day I saw a paper bag at the same place, but it was clean and the food inside was covered well. It was fresh and good food like someone had just bought it from the supermarket. I didn't bother as to where it came from, I just took the paper bag and I was simply happy about it.

                         

Every day I found this paper bag at the same place with fresh vegetables and all that we needed for home. This became my daily routine. I was eating and sharing this food with my wife and kids.



I was wondering who this fool could be; to forget his paper bag full of fresh food every day.

One day there was a big commotion in the villa and I was told that my boss has died. There were too many guests coming to the villa and I didn't get any food that day. I thought that one of the guests may have taken it. But the same thing happened the 2nd day, the 3rd day and the 4th day.
It went on like this for a few weeks and I found it difficult to provide food for my family, so I decided to ask the wife of my boss for a raise in my salary or else I would quit my job as a watchman.

After I told her, she was shocked, and asked me, how come u never complained about your salary for the last 2 years? And why is this salary not enough for you now?

I gave her so many excuses, but she was not convinced! Finally, I decided to tell her the truth, I told her the entire story of the bag of groceries, and how it was my daily provision. She then asked me when did it stop. I told her after the death of her husband. And then I realised that I stopped seeing the paper bag immediately after the death of my boss.
Why didn't I ever think of this before? That it was my boss who was providing this for me. I guess it was because I never thought that a person who never replied to my greetings could ever be this generous!
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His wife started to cry and I told her to stop crying and that I'm really sorry that I asked for a raise, I didn't know that it was your husband who was providing me with the meals, I will remain as a watchman and be happy to provide my service.

His wife told me, I'm crying because I've finally found the 7th person to whom my husband was giving this bag full of food. I knew my husband was giving food to 7 people every day, I had already found the 6 people, and all these days I was searching for the 7th person. And today I found out.

From that day onwards, I started to receive the bag full of food again, but this time his son was bringing it to my house and giving it into my hand. But whenever I thanked him, he never replied! Just like his dad!
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One day, I told him THANK YOU in a very loud voice! He requested me to not be offended when he doesn't reply, because he has a hearing problem, just like his dad! 🌹🌹🌹🌹

Oh May God forgive us all, for we have all, as humans, judged another person without knowing the real story behind their actions.

May God forgive us all and guide us towards the right path in life.


From a message shared by Anand Laika