Yesterday I left for work in a taxi in the morning carrying a tiffin case to my office, which is near Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. I usually keep my normal specs in the side pocket of the tiffin case and wear glares whilst travelling. Since I normally take the car and my peon brings things from the car I didn’t pay much attention and being market time in the morning forgot the case in the taxi.
Having realized the loss near the entrance of my building I rushed back to the start of the lane where I had left the taxi. I couldn’t see the taxi I was travelling in as all of them looked alike. I was upset, not about the case which in any case contained only fruits etc. being Monday but the loss of the normal specs which was very unsettling and would have affected my work completely.
I took another taxi and went around the area if I could spot my taxi. For five minutes I went around but couldn’t locate anything. Dejected I came back and just on an impulse (or inspiration ?) told a cigarette stall person having a stall at the entrance of my lane, who I have never talked to or interacted with in all these years, that if someone comes back with a case, please keep it and I will have it collected. I sat in my office and remembered GURUJI and prayed that the case be found. Then I told my peon to go to the stall later in the day and inquire.
LO and BEHOLD..my peon came after about an hour in my cabin with the tiffin case which the taxi driver had returned and kept at the stall! He had gone to Church-gate and returned after 45 min to the site where I had alighted and on an impulse asked the stall person whether he knew of anybody missing the case!
This is quite unheard of in a busy city and morning rush time in Mumbai. I was dumbstruck.
The most important point here was that I got inspired to ask the stall owner (whom I never interact with) near my lane about a case that I had left in a taxi. Then, the taxi driver coming back from church-gate and getting inspired to ask the SAME stall owner about some one missing a case. When I think about it, it sounds too good to be true.
Wahe Guruji…Aapka Chamatkar ! Aapki Kripa ! This may be a small incident but it surely highlights that GURUJI looks after HIS Children in all respects…SMALL or BIG…
Siddharth Jhaveri (Mumbai)
28th May 2013