Man: (in an authoritative tone, in a hurry) come on! Howrah… how much will you take?
Old rickshaw puller: (wiping sweat of his face) 30… babu
Man: (taken aback) W-H-A-T!?? thirtiiiii!! Are you serious?
Old rickshaw puller: Howrah station is half-an-hour away from here babu! And it’s quite hot today… my children are hungry…
*interrupting the rickshaw puller*
Man: (rebuking) don’t make up stories!
*The man did not debate further. He quickly got of the rickshaw and called for an air-conditioned cab. As usual before climbing in. He enquired the cab driver, for the charge. *
Man: (grinning) Howrah… how much?
Cab Driver: (smiling playfully)150 sir!
Man: (Taking out 200 Rupees and giving it to the cab driver) keep the change!
Cab Driver: (smiling playfully) Thank you Sir!
Man: (in a hurry) Let’s go!
The rickshaw puller stood at a far corner like a statue. Unable to understand the incident.
… but life has to move on… he started for his next passenger
NEXT TIME , WHEN YOU TIP A WAITER OF SOME POSH RESTAURANT…GIVE A SECOND THOUGHT…
CAUSE, THE WAITER ALREADY GETS PAID WELL. SAVE IT FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED AN EXTRA TIP.