Its was 9:30 AM, Someone knocked on the door, the two lazy IT lads shiv and Abhishek was sleeping as usual. Abhishek looked at shiv by one eye opened , shiv opened the door.
The person who knocked was Deepak , he asked very politely sir you required a maid, both IT lads eyes sparkled in joy since they have fired the old maid last week and they were not getting the new one. Both told in sync, yeh off course!!!
shiv asked deepak ,where is the maid since deepak was 22 year old young and new watchman of our society who works in the night shift and his duty gets over at 7:00AM.
Deepak smiled and told , sir I am your new maid(a) . I will do all the work that maid do and better than normal maid and in less pay. Both(shiv&Abhishek) laughed and asked deepak why you want to do another job while one is working . Deepak replied, sir i am B.A in English but i could not get good job . Apart from the watchman’s job , i work as a support staff in a small company in which i need to communicate in English,Hindi and Marthi. In urge of better life and quick grow i want to work more . Whatever work i will get ,i will do irrespective of nature and i will do with my whole potential in best manner that i can do. Moreover , I had a love marriage just one year back in which both families (bride and grooms) not approved.But i love my wife very much and i want to give all the happiness to her.
Shiv and Abhishek was astonished. They become speechless and felt so much positive energy in Deepak to achieve good and greater things in life by hard work with self respect. They approved and told deepak welcome to our house maid(a).
From the same day ,he started working. He cleans whole house, utensils,washrooms very nicely. He folds blankets and mattress, align the messy tables ,kitchen and everything.we were so happy and feel very positive like we are in a new house. He was very punctual,he does not take any leaves.
This cycle went for more than 1.5 Months.But suddenly for 6 days he was not at work. we were worried and asked his fellow watchman’s since he was not picking the phone.They told that his wife is ill. After 2 days he came back and asked for help . He needs money and it will be nice if we pay 3 months of his salary. He told, he feel sorry to take money like this because this money is very less compared to what work he has done but he need for his wife.
Both shiv and abhishek decided to give money to deepak since he is in need and its good thing to help the needy. After one week we tried to call on the number he gave and his wife picked up the phone and told deepak went for work . But we told deepak is not here and gave our address, she replied deepak does not work there and when we asked how are you now.she told she was never ill .It was very surprising. Deepak never returned neither as watchman nor as maid(a).May be he has got another opportunity.But he should not had lied.
In the world of greed you don’t know whom we should trust and whom not. Sometimes you feel doing good is not good or people forget values of life for quick success. But life does not runs on bad lessons.The duration he worked here the best he has given. No one has worked so responsibly and hard as deepak in that profession in our experience.That’s why we still remember “(Maid(a)). ”