Have you ever wondered why God gives some totally unworthy people certain things which they do not deserve at all? This is a question I was forced to ponder upon as I came home from my wretched walk yesterday, utterly disgusted!
There are days I wonder if I am the extra sensitive one or certain things just happen to fall in my line of vision only. I usually step out for a walk to exercise, to clear my head and listen to some music. But then the eyes will see what it sees and the brain will process it the way it does by taking you down a questioning path.
The question I have this time is why people who can't handle kids and dogs have either! I was out walking last evening and I saw two sights.
1) A man was walking his beautiful Labrador. (I am a dog-lover and I’d give a right arm to own such a happy, energetic dog). The man was whipping it because it had the temerity to be excited when it was out and hence was pulling him in different directions. Something uncoiled in the pit of my stomach. My first instinct was to snatch the leash from the man and whip him right there in full view of the public for not understanding his companion that is always there to guard his house, welcome him at the end of his hard, long day with a wag of his tail and lick his worthless hand. Unfortunately a dog of late has become an object to unleash one’s anger upon. I wonder if such people truly know what’d happen if a dog tried to unleash its anger!
2) Another man was walking ahead of me by his 3 or 4 year old son who was learning to cycle. He was speaking to someone on the phone and hence did not see a car from behind that nearly grazed the overexcited zigzagging kid. I screamed and closed my eyes fearing the worst. Thankfully it was just a fall for the kid. Right there the man swore, gesturing at the car and then turned and whacked his kid! For what? I couldn’t fathom! I stood and watched while I so badly wanted to whack that man and I swear I was so ready to remove my new, pink, Nike shoes and throw it at him!
But all I managed was a dirty glare for both these pathetic men and come back home, my mind full of choicest of swear words that’d aptly describe the contempt I felt for these two. Here’s an unsolicited advice – please do not bring a life into your world if you are not prepared to do full justice. No stops there! Speaking of kids or dogs or any pet, you become a parent or a caretaker from the moment they were just a desire in your heart. From their birth to your death, it can’t be about what you want. You brought them here. You owe them, not own them!