It was Sunday, May be the worst day or my Life and may the most Embarrassing day which I lived in my whole Life.
I and My Wife were at our Home with our Grandson Sahil. And he was playing with us. He was a little boy just 7 Years old. My Son and his wife was out for shopping or some other work.
The day was quite Normal like every day.
(Few Days back, my son went to Egypt for some business purpose and he brought a showpiece of a mummy for our showcase. And it was quite expensive. Although it was an antique. So we always keep it away from Sahil)
But Today, when my son and his wife were not at home, my grandson asked me to have the mummy for playing but I refused to give it to him because he may broke it. But he keep asking and I refused every time. Finally he starts crying.
Then I thought, I will give the showpiece to him and just within a minute I will take it back.
So I take the show piece out of the showcase and give it him. And suddenly my son came inside.
When my grandson Sahil see his father he becomes panic and in very hurry he returned the showpiece to me. I was also surprised by my son’s sudden come back and in this panic situation, I couldn’t handle the showpiece. It fell on ground and broken in to several pieces.
I said Sorry to my son and also tell him that it was all my fault I should not give it to Sahil. He is just a kid he don’t know the price of it. So I am really sorry I apologize for my mistake.
He just said: I will talk to you later. Now I want to teach Sahil a lesson. He snatched Sahil’s hand from my hand and slap him several times on his face. I stopped my son and said don’t beat him. It was all my fault and I am sorry. Please don’t beat Him.
He pushed me back and said: don’t talk to me. I don’t want to see you and he went to his bedroom.
I thought that he is angry and I should talk to him when he calm down and I will say sorry to him and everything will sort out.
In evening, at Dinner we (me and my wife) waiting for our son and his wife for dinner. But they didn’t come. So after waiting for more than an hour. I decide to talk to him. So I went upstairs and knock his door.
His wife opened the door.
I said: I want to talk to my son.
She said: Sure, come in.
I went IN and said: Sorry beta (son), It was my fault. Let’s forget it and come for dinner, I and your mom was waiting for you since an hour. (In between my wife also came inside).
Then He said: I don’t want to see your face. Just get out from here.
Me: (I thought he is still upset). Its ok son. I am sorry. Please finish this all.
He: Finish this All?? Do you know how much costly it was. How much I paid for it.
Me: I don’t Know.
He: 6 Lakhs.
Me: (I was shocked. It was really a huge amount for us).
He: Do you know the value of money in today’s world when there is a huge struggle for living only. And just because of your foolishness, I have this big loss.
Do you know the value of money?
Have you ever seen this much amount of money?
What did you earn in your life?
You were not able to give us a comfortable life not even a normal happy life. You just know that how to make kids. But don’t know how to raise them.
What you have given to us?
I earned all this wealth by myself and you just spending your time playing with my son and with other useless old bodies of the colony like you.
What you have left to live in your life? Other than to making losses to me and having free meals several times a day and enjoying your life in my property. Also this is not enough for you. You start destroying my property.
Do you really have mind or you are like animals, who don’t know the value others hard work.
Just get lost and never show me your face.
Me: (I didn’t said a single word. I was just listening). I am sorry.
He: Go to hell.
It was so shocking to me. It was much unexpected. I never thought that my own son would talk to me like this. After Listening all this, I wanted to get out from his room. But my legs were frozen. It was like I turn out to be a Stone. I didn’t understand what to do. I never feel that much insult ever. I just keep looking at the floor. Even, I was not even able to up my eyes. I wanted to step outside to his room but I was not able to get the force to take a step.
Then suddenly, my wife came near me and put her hand on my shoulder (I feel very grateful to her for this badly needed support and making me realize that I am not dead) and said: Let’s go.
I hold her hand tightly and walk out.
We both came to our room. Just after entering to our room. She closed the door and hug me immediately and start crying.
She said: I never see you that mush insulted and that much embarrassed before. I never expect this behavior from our son. You please calm down and forget it all.
I didn’t said anything to her. My lips were sealed but my heart screaming inside my chest. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. I just tried to understand that “was my fault this much Big?”
My wife keep saying that: honey, please talk to me, please say some thing or at least cry, so that you can be calm. By my tongue was not responding. My body left me and didn’t support me. After 15-20 minutes.
I stand up and said to my Wife: Let’s go.
She didn’t ask anything. Just said: ok.
And we left the home and reach Udaipur in an old age Home.
And it’s been 6 years since we live here. But no one came here to see us or talk to us.
And I am still trying to figure it out: Was that showpiece costlier than Parents?
Prof. Suresh Thakur.
Want to Share Your Feelings ???
Send Your Story in English or Hindi via Whatsapp on +917042650290 or mail us at: email@example.com
You can share your story in Audio or Video Format Also.
Note: Read Publishing Policy Before sending your story.
[image Source: mondaymorningsmile.com]