Friday, July 22, 2005

No Bread? Have Cake

It bugs me when people take things so much for granted here.
I guess I shouldn't judge, I could've been just as bad, but I don't remember being this indifferent about the rest of the world.

People fill their glasses with water, drink half of it and throw the rest away. People waste their food cos they're on a diet. They think that a cell phone and cool car are one of the necessities of life.

I remember one cold December night in Delhi when I was going home from work, I was waiting at the signal. There was this boy standing beside the car in front of me, begging. It was about 7 degrees, I was wearing layers and layers of woolens and I was still cold. He was barefoot and wearing shorts. That was it. I will never forget that boy.

I get so bugged with my sister when she wastes water or something. and I yell at her and then we start fighting. She doesn't understand why I have to get so "hyper" about such a "small" thing. And lately I'm so short tempered, I start shouting even though I know I shouldn't. And then the situation obviously becomes worse. She will stubbornly refuse to finish the water cos I'm shouting and I get so upset thinking of the things I've seen in Delhi that pretty soon I start crying and become totally useless!

Life's a bitch sometimes!

19 comments:

mrsmogul said...

I'm the same about water. Dont waste it!! Came by waiter

mp said...

The least you can do is help those who are helping. Donate an hour's worth of your pay for the kids in India. See Asha's Work an Hour campaign.

Rahul said...
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Rahul said...

I used to b ultra-touchy about switching off the lights when one leaves a room; umpteen tussles with sis are testimony to it. probably because i was always kinda paranoid about us running out of energy; r u about water???

Joker said...

hugs! lets each do what we can in our own way for saving water and environment.:)

lazydad said...

like the concept- bad with implimenting it..
btw i am wondering who u coud be..u had another blog earlier right?

Sonia said...

to mrsmogul: i know! wasting water, esp when i happen to live in a desert! its crazy! All the best for ur baby! :o) ( I checked ur blog)

to mp: lemme get my paycheck! i've been working only for a week!

to Rahul: I am about everything kinda i guess. i don't like to waste anything. that boy begging in the streets wouldn't have wasted anything! he cudn't afford to. we can't either, but we just don't know it yet.

to Joker: yeah! :o)

to lazydad: yes i did, and u have commented on it too, just once or saomething.

First Rain said...

We do not seem to realize what we have until we do not have it anymore. I have seen my parents wake at 2am at night to fill water which would stop at 3. Every drop, every morsel, every watt counts.

Hope the job is coming along nicely :)

Kahini said...

See, there's a reason I like you.

Sonia said...

to FR: yeah, but very few realise it.
and the job is coming along fine. :o)

to Kahini: hugs!

Arz000n said...

I like to talk loads on how to save water...and scold people who waste things in front of me...but myself when Im alone, only I know how much I waste.
This is kinda weird at times :(

Saltwater Blues said...

yeah i hate it when people waste stuff ... and in that respect, women are worse than men .... and thats why they say: "u wanna take a girl out to dinner, take her for pani-puri!" :)

nice blog, Sonia. Cheers!

Jithu said...

simple things which make a difference!

Mirage said...

Your sis is rt...well, sort of. I mean gettin hyper wont solve the prob. We need to set examples. And we also need a GREAT deal of patience... :)

Sonia said...

to arz000n: :o(

to saltwater blues: pani puri?? boy! i wonder if u go on a lot of dates! ;o)

jithu: yeah, but it seems so hard!

to mirage: i don't think my sister is right. but i'm not right either. i shudn't have gotten so upset that i start shouting. sigh! i'm working on it!

Joker said...

yoo hoo? hows the training going? and the driving? is the car still in a single piece. *SUDDEN SHUDDER* *GRIN*

Sonia said...

to joker: training is over! i'm working with teh clients directly now. i've made a few mistakes, made a fool of myself and everything. its been fun so far! and as for the driving, its going just fine! :P

Lazith Aziz said...

share the same .

When I pass by something like this I feel people should just sit back and think how important it is to count one's blessings and luxury life has given to each one of us...its a food chain...some preys and the other get preyed and this inturn preys....and this goes on and on...man's desire never comes to an end...wish it could happen with me too.

Shuuro said...

Be reasonable, shouting at others would only make them angry and hurt their ego, as you noted. Instead it would help, if you sit down and explain why it bothers you when people waste things, as you did here in this blog and perhaps this will let people understand your perspective. May be you couldn't figure it out about how you should explain things to your sister or your inability to bring change to their actions, perhaps this is what making you getting agitated, Be sensible and this will take care of the rest. Seriously, if you feel sensitive to others suffering, then you should volunteer some time for any social organization, if time permits, otherwise make a donation in your capacity as someone suggested here, this may brings some peace!.