Thursday, October 13, 2005

Leggo of Ego

There are few people in our lives who we know and can not stand them. May be because he/she talks too much, hard to get along with,has to comment on everything or something else. But we have all met these kind of people. Or we may be this kind of people to someone else.

One such guy I know is Aamir. I met him during my college years. He was one of my friend's (Priya's) friend. Priya and I used to hang out a lot together which meant I had to be around Aamir.

Then one day I lost my college ID card and to get it replaced it was 20 bucks. ID cards were quite important in our campus, swiped them to get in our parking deck, used them as Debit cards all around the campus and lots of other reasons.

So Priya tells me, Aamir works in the college ID card office, tell him, he will get you a new one for free. I usually do not prefer asking other people for favor, especially Aamir, someone who I dislike. So I went to the ID card office, made me a new card, paid my 20 bucks and promised myself that I will be very careful from now on.

Couple of days later I run into Aamir. He tells me "See what I found?" and hands me my old ID card. I asked him where he got it. He said one of his friends Ravi found it in the parking deck and since Ravi has seen Aamir talking to me, Ravi just gave it to Aamir to give it to me.

I said "Thank You" and I walked away with the thought, "My ego, I just couldn't ask Aamir for a favor. If I had asked him, I would be 20 bucks richer and still had my old ID active". But all said and done I like the picture in my new ID much better than the old ID, so that is a 20 dollar well spent.

11 comments:

Jithu said...

now u can double the credit facilities using two ID cards, i guess... ;-))

Thanu said...

$jitju
We get student discounts in AMC theaters so my sis uses my old ID. sush...

Bhole said...

thanu....your blog got me thinking about.....this guy at work whom i can't stand....i referred him for the job....helped him look for an apt...a car...infact he stayed with me for 2 weeks. WIsh hadn't done all that...cause he doesn't deserve it...SOB.

Anyways...as they say...Neki kar dariya mein dal :)

I wouldn't ask for a favor from such people.

Bhole

Thanu said...

$bhole
Like I left comment on ROS's blog what goes ard comes ard, so someday this or for that matter someother guy will come to ur aid (sounds better in Hindi - Appka kaam aayega

Jithu said...

hmmm.. i am going to inform this to the authorities ;-))

Thanu said...

$jithu
Then there will be a lawsuit against me and I'll become famous like Gaurav.

Bhole said...

Its all about Karma, eh?

Bhole

Thanu said...

$bhole
It is about Karma , but one shouldn't do good deeds expecting something in return. One should do good deeds because one feels like it.

Mr. Quipster said...

came here hoping to see da 'good looking modest female with brains who cooks well' :)...what does one have to do to have the previlege ?

Koorma Pramodh said...

sometimes wrong conclusions..hehe

Thanu said...

$KP
our judgements are clouded by the opinions we have about other people.