Nov 8, 2012: Terminal 1D, New Delhi Domestic Airport
Was awaiting the boarding call for my flight to Coimbatore (6E 385). A foreign teen passed by. He had failed to notice that his take-away-bag was torn. He had dropped his sandwich. The people who were nearby were calling that boy, who had his headphones ON. I just picked up the sandwich, went to him, tapped his shoulders. He removed his headphones and turned back to me. I handed over the sandwich to him & told that his paper bag was torn. His father, who was nearby, thanked me profusely (Thank you very much. It was so kind of you…& so on). It was totally unusual for me. When doing such a help, most of the people in India, say a THANKS or THANK YOU. That’s it. I have not heard the word THANK YOU VERY MUCH for years. This is just as an instance. What I really wanted to convey is in the following paragraph.
The reason why i am saying this is that, I came to read this article recently. (Link: http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/relationships/how-polite-are-we). I was surprised to find that they are many such small things around us, which actually matter the most, but are hardly noticed. Mutual respect & courtesy is the basic for mankind. Wearing a “BEING HUMAN” shirt, doesn’t really make you one ? Until, you are courteous enough. I am not against anyone. I am not picking holes in other’s pocket, but the fact is, we can’t remain unchanged. I felt really bad, when i found Mumbai down the list. So, kindly check your courteous level & revamp yourself soon. It’s just a suggestion. I have my right to pen my opinions & you also have the equal rights to decide upon it. Hope, I conveyed this message in the most COURTEOUS manner. If not, kindly let me know, LET ME BE THE FIRST ONE TO CHANGE.
“Be the change, you wish to see in this world” – Mahatma Gandhi
COURTESY CHeCK POiNts:
(these are some suggestions that I felt like sharing)
# While getting into the elevator, and it is even more courteous in stepping out without any hesitation when it says ‘OVERLOAD’
# Checking if anyone is behind you, while letting go the swing door. They might be having baggage, which would make them difficult in handling the door
Live & Let Live. Cheers