His incredible ways
Rain drops were hitting the ground heavily. The bleary-eyed man was looking tense. It seemed things were not moving in the right direction for him. The man had been summoned by his boss at a short notice. Vineet Mani writes.Updated: Sep 16, 2012 23:36 IST
Rain drops were hitting the ground heavily. The bleary-eyed man was looking tense. It seemed things were not moving in the right direction for him. The man had been summoned by his boss at a short notice.
So, he was to board a train without reservation and now he was standing 60 miles away from the destination early in the morning, waiting to buy a ticket. But he was shocked to realise that his wallet was missing. He searched for it in his pocket but to no avail. He was at a loss and failed to decide on the next course of action. Until he got into this horror situation, he was relaxed, thinking that he would hire a taxi to reach his destination.
Now, he was scared and thought of all possibilities. What if his boss did not believe in his tale of ordeal? Many such thoughts crossed his mind and he was restless. He was sweating and took out a handkerchief to wipe his face. As soon as he took out the handkerchief from one of his pockets, a crumpled currency note came out with it. It was a Rs 10 note but he had forgotten about it.
Suddenly, there was an announcement of a train for the station he had to reach. His heart sank as he realised he did not have enough money and travelling without a ticket could lend him into a greater trouble.
For a few minutes, he thought over it and then reached the ticket counter. He was shivering because of cold and trembling with fear.
"One ticket please" was all he could mutter. He looked up in the sky and prayed silently. Asked how much, "Rs 9 only" was the reply that came as a huge relief. Suddenly the man came to his senses. He did not know how to react but he smiled looking in the sky and handed over the Rs 10 note.
Soon the train reached its destination and nobody was happier than this man. He smiled and wondered at His incredible ways!
First Published: Sep 16, 2012 23:33 IST