Monday, 3 February 2014

Innocence Lost!

Little Rolling Tears

                                                                 
If you have ever visited South Asia then you may have noticed this situation inside any home or some where outside.

A small girl dressed in rags aged between 8-10 was busy cleaning the kitchen. All at once she got scared after hearing an angry voice.

A lady came shouting into the kitchen with a piece of broken glass in her hand . She waved the broken piece of glass near scared little girl’s face and asked her angrily , “why did you break this glass?”

 The little girl stepped back side hastily and found herself standing with her back against kitchen cabinets.
 “I did not “ She was shaking her head to emphasize her denial.  

The lady gave her a ringing slap across her face and shouted “ You liar!  I will deduct your salary for this”, pointing her finger towards the shard of broken glass.

Meanwhile , hearing this noise , another girl, dressed neatly in expensive clothes entered the room and asked , “ Mama why are you shouting and beating her? What’s wrong with you?”

The older woman cried out in rage , “ she broke this glass and I will not spare her for this! She spoiled my whole set? Do you know how expensive it was ?”

The woman’s daughter pleaded , “Mama ,calm down please. She did not break it. The glass fell from my hands. “

“ Oh my God , shrieked the mother, ”Are you all right ? did you hurt yourself? “ she questioned , looking at her daughter anxiously . Her eyed roamed her daughter’s body to check for any injury on hands or feet.
Her daughter replied , “ I am perfectly all right , mom , and sorry about your glass.”

The mother’s heart melted , “ come on sweet heart, let’s go. Next time if you need anything ask the maid”.
On their way out the lady turned to little maid and ordered her irritably , “ Go and clean the lounge at once , and make sure you do not leave any piece behind. It can harm my daughter, understand???” she twisted the little girl’s ear to make her point and then left with her daughter .

The little girl was scared, witless tears rolled down her cheeks as she stood in shock . She had been punishment for something she had n’t done.

Have you been in such situations? Try to convince others that children who have no choice , but to work for you ,deserve at least, a little care . Even if they cannot be like your kids ever but at least you can treat them nicely.

Think , they are humans too who are deprived of many basic necessities of life and try to keep their heart and soul together by serving you. You must be kind and helping to them , do not look down upon them as they are poor and needy, but try to help them and understand the bitterness of their lives.

You will be satisfied by showing a little care and tolerance towards them… I can bet!! As for the rest,  you never know , when time may change!!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank one of my best friend and colleague Jennifer Lydia Moss for helping me a lot to make this post presentable and I also want to thank my student for suggesting nice title for this post. Thank You Jennifer and Irfan !!

Thanks for paying visit on my blog and I want you to be connected . If you get anything positive out of it , let your friends know about this.

51 comments:

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    1. tum ny yeh parha ? thank u bus ab ma wait k tum kab uplaod krty

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  2. Hi Andleeb:
    I've found 11 native herbs for Saudi Arabia - here is the link.

    http://frugalforeveryone.blogspot.com/2014/02/11-native-herbs-for-saudi-arabian.html

    Hope this helps.

    Lenie

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  3. very nicely written. I hope we can spread public awareness on this issue. Thanks you.

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    1. Hi Roberta Chadis
      I hope together we will change the world
      thank you for visit

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    2. Emotional story.we need to respect others feelings.
      Implementation is key

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  5. Good job ma'am!!!
    We should learn to admit if we were wrong, and being sorry for that means alot at that moment, u never know Life is gonna give u another chance for that or!
    Helping someone gives a true satisfaction to our hearts, even if it's a little help.

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    1. thank u naveed
      you are right in saying that ... this is all from Allah to keep equilibrium in society but still people like this deserve our care and help

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  6. Bitter reality of this society

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    1. Kind of emotional.I will only say we need to respect other feeings.
      Implementation is key..

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    2. yes , as even if we behave the same like the employer in this story , but deep inside still the feelings an emotions are alive ,,, we must bring them out to help and respect

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  7. Social imbalance is from Allah, Allah says in Quran that "I made some.of you rich and.some.of you poor otherwise.you may start fighting" but after living a few years in.west I noticed that poor countries have a bigger class difference, poor is too poor and rich is too rich.. That I man.made imbalance which is wrong..

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    1. Hello Umar
      U always come up with a new idea ... i am thinking , i must collect some ideas from you before writing :)
      thank u for support

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    1. thank u irteza for taking time and reading this post
      I appreciate your help

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  9. Hi Anna Khan,

    I left this comment over on our LinkedIn group but wanted to place it here as well. :)

    The story is quite sad but thank you for having the heart to tell it in a story fashion ... Even more important is telling the story at all.

    In all walks of life there are those who "have" and those who "have not." It is always encouraging when those who are in better economic circumstances -- in any culture -- are kind, humanitarians.

    On the flip side, it is a travesty, whether someone has plenty or has very little, to meet a human being who behaves as less than one.

    It doesn't matter whether the object of cruelty is a child (though that's worse) or the maid or the landscaper or the housekeeper or the nanny or the secretary . . . we should all follow The Golden Rule.

    Regards

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    1. Hi Vernessa Taylor
      Thank you so much for your comment
      you are right about saying we must follow the golden rule.
      We must try and also encourage others to come forward and hold hands and give a shoulder to all those who deserve.

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  10. You don't have to travel to South Asia to witness such inhuman behaviours from some people who never knew any goodness in their hearts, despite having access to higher education and life comfort. These people live everywhere, unfortunately.

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    1. Hi Giuseppe Pietrini

      yes you are right about that , such people are everywhere.
      thanks for your visit on my blog

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  11. returning the comment from your post. I am glad you responded to my linked share. That story I am hoping was made up and not something you experienced.
    I hope you follow my blog back and I am glad you shared it with your friend.

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    1. hello amanda
      Yes i am happy i have not experienced that but i have seen many such things and heard about in my life...
      Regarding your blog i have bookmarked and also i referred to a friend

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  12. This broke my heart. I found it hard to fathom and even harder to read about the exchange between the little girl and her employer. How another human being can be so cruel and heartless is something I will never understand. I agree, kindness begets kindness.

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    1. I always observe many such events around us , normally we do not give any attention to , but i regret , humans humiliating humans ... sometimes i keep quite , i can not help even if i wanted to ,, I am weak , as i get scared to lose my friends or dears ... but We must give them a hand and must help them... I wish i could strong enough someday to stop every hand coming their way
      thank you Susan for your time and comment , i hope we will connect

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  13. Wow!!! Anna....this is quite an amotion stirring piece....and so much reality in many a house...Makes one think about how they treat people they have in their lives.....thought provoking thanks.

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    1. thank u so much for your time
      thanks for liking

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  14. wow.... amazing post & really essential topic... very well carved out to make a point... i myself have been personally against child labour and have tried discouraging the practice in my office & family... first of all, children must not b allowed to work... even if sm poor people want to send their children to work for livelihood, it should b the employer who should discourage the practice....

    keep writing like this against many such social evils & also thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Hello pragyasonal

      thanks for returning my comment
      yes you are right about saying that , child labor should be stopped , but you know if a poor do not have any other option then in most of cases employer is happy as have to pay less and get most out of it...
      this is really a sad aspect
      i hope this attitude will change soon.

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  15. It's hard to read stories like this, but necessary to remember who we are and who we can be. My heart breaks. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. if we can remember that time can change .... then things can be better
      thank u bobbi for your visit.

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  16. life is not always a perfect dream for everyone, is it? thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks for your time and a lovely message
      life is not perfect for anyone
      but for some it is not perfect at all.

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  17. Unfortunately even in the Gulf the hired help is sometimes treated badly. We often read about it in the newspapers. Life is just not fair.

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    1. hello znjavid

      You are right about that , even here in saudi arabia some have issues and with some its fine..... I hope we will have a peaceful world with everyone having right to live

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  18. thats the reason we are consider third world by the others....... we forget our moral values........ we Must stop child labor and give respect to every one

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    1. true ,,,,, we hope this will stop some day ....
      Thank you for your visit

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  19. I came as you requested me to. I read and liked your writing. Thank you for being my friend.

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  20. this is natural but not justified....its simply a human beheavier u can expect from peoples....

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    1. yes you are true about that we have double standards and do not care for feelings and problems.

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  21. it,s natural human beheavier but not justified.....
    we lives in a world where we keeps double standerds best for us worst for others.......
    where we stands, we mean it

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  22. I don't understand how people can be so mean. We all have feelings and deserve respect.

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    1. Hello Home Jobs by Mom

      We come across many different types of people around us. I hope someday more will be careful about what poor have to face and feels

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  23. Anna,
    I worked in child abuse for many years so seeing what a grown adult can do to a child appals me. Believe me when I say they can do some horrific things. Some adults just don't realise what they are doing on a daily basis that will effect a child through the rest of their lives. Stupid things like smacking a child because they hurt another child and saying "Don't do that".
    Then there is mental cruelty which is a whole new subject.
    Thank you for the post.

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    1. Hey Cygnus, I am glad that people like you are there and you came and read this post. Hopefully we will create awareness and world will have a better tomorrow.

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  24. You are right Anna we take benefit of many unprivileged families and do not accept the rights of children that help us in our home chores.

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