I was on my Desk when a customer approached me asking for the balance in his Account. I enquired his number & other details and started telling him the balance. Now whenever I have to tell something like in numbers, I speak in English default. So I began"Thirty three thous..." & he interrupted."Arey madam, English kuthe yete..Zara Marathit sanga naa"(meaning I don't understand English. Tell me in Marathi.)
I repeated the balance for him in Marathi to which he asked "Clear aahe naa Balance..??"(Is it all clear??).
I replied in positive & then he said THANK YOU & was about to leave when I called him back & said "Thank You pan English aahe..."(You said thank you, thats is in English only.)
He smiled at himself & said "English yete mala pan tumchya saarkhi nahi. Mi teacher ahe Marathi shikavto ani bolto.? Kahi chuk jali tya peksha me bolatch nahi."(I Know English but not like you people. I am Teacher.I teach Marathi & speak the same. Rather than making mistakes while talking in English, I would better not speak that.)
Now that was so humble of him to accept the simple facts as they are. Not pretending anything or trying to disguise the truth. How many times do we ourselves even take that small step to acknowledge our mistakes & the things we know or don't know.??? Most of us just try to go ahead without taking time for this analysis.
Even I realised that there must be some facts about me in the same way. So why not take sometime out & get to know the person you live the most of the time with- YOURSELF & accept those facts not just to yourself but even to others.
Have a nice time ahead..!! :) Tc..!!