This is an incident i thought i would fight back at the same point but could not muster enough courage to do so and repented afterwards ..i was in train coming from delhi to mumbai in rajdhani ..there were a few middle aged men with me in same compartment interacting singing and little light chat about everything starting from politics to food to places to delhi and to US even . in that small compartment ..
then came our dinner time ..waiter as usually came and asked for food ..he brought food then suddenly one man out of the ones sitting around me, shouted that he needs a tablet for stomach ache ..and at the same moment he became center of attention for everyone (as he must have wanted ) then waiter came and asked "sir do u need it "
he said "no not now" the food quality was so bad that he might need that in future :)
that's what u call punjabi from delhi first time out of home.
but things did not end here as he started with kacha rice then hard chapati and kept on picking one item after other ..
and simultaneously kept us fully informed of who all he know in politics ..to which position he can just make a call and that waiter is gone ...and so on
see at this time ppl like us sometime start thinking that Are we some inanimate objects eating same thing so casually which he is complaining so much
or we are so dumbed by situations to say anything
or we actually are wise enough to keep quiet finally what i fond better to believe
but he went on like this ..scene becomes more interesting when other ppl sitting nearby who were not at all complaining anything a few minutes before started fulfilling their long craved need for recognition ..a lady at once told "oh bhaisaab take my rice if its so poor"(so caring was she for an unknown boasting man) ...a man asked that he should complain as its their insult (i thought in india this must be his first day)
then last blow hit the respect of man when the waiter came and he asked for water and that arrogant waiter asked for advance money from civilized man in my compartment ..
He at once made issue of it asking for a complaint book yelling at him ...telling it was their insult was asking money in advance proves that waiter is considering them cheap enough to run away before paying from train ...now that i don't know how people draw such big conclusions from these things ...
now issue raised waiter started apologizing as one complaint means he is lost and may be detained ..he called senior old waiter he started putting his head in the man's feet ...asking for mercy ...but this did not satisfy the man
he then was left with ending the matter with a show of magnanimity of his heart ..he said it was he only now forgiving both of them just because old waiter came and apologized otherwise they don't deserve any ....
so i thought sometime some ppl are left with a few places and a few ppl they can boast in front of and they dont spare them ...