Tea Selling Old Couple Teaches a Lesson In Humanity

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This is the Story of an Inspiring Indian from Goa who loves to travel. He is Deelip Menezes and his experience of meeting an old couple is buzzing all over the facebook for the last

Deelip Menezes shared his first-hand experience of humanity while he was on a road trip heading towards Lambasingi from Narsipatnam. Check out what happened on his way.

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“While riding early morning from Narsipatnam to Lambasingi, I stopped at a village for breakfast. There was a table set out outside a hut along the village road and an old man was making tea. I asked for a cup of tea and something to eat. The old man pointed to the tea and then said something in his local language that I didn’t understand. I made the sign for food and he turned to his wife who was standing close by. She pointed me to a bench outside their hut, asked me to sit down and went inside the hut. After a few moments, she emerged with a place of idlis and chutney which I enjoyed along with the tea.”

idli second image“After I was done I asked the old man how much I owed him and he replied with “5 rupees”. I knew I was in one of the most backward areas of India, but 5 bucks seemed too less for a plateful of idlis with chutney and a tea. I showed my astonishment using sign language and the old man pointed to the tea once again. I pointed to the empty plate of idlis and his wife said something which I again didn’t understand. But it seemed that they were charging me only for the tea.”

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“I protested and pointed to the plate once again and they both smiled at me. That was the moment I realized that theirs was merely a tea stall and they had given me some of their own breakfast, which meant there would be less for their family to eat that morning.

I stayed quiet for a moment as I wrapped my head around what had just happened. I then reached into my wallet, took out some money and handed it to the old man. He refused to take it, but I insisted and after some pleading he finally gave in.”

“As I rode up the ghat to Lambasingi I couldn’t stop thinking about the old couple and the life lesson I learned from them. You haven’t truly given until you have given till it hurts.”

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Deelip updated his post and added another piece of important information yesterday which I’m sure most of us would want to ask by the end of this story. Where can we find these cuties?

Here is the location on Google Map –> https://goo.gl/maps/vkeNdXj3Ze52

“If you happen to visit this place, please tell the old couple that the tall bearded guy from Goa with the big white motorcycle said Hi,” says Deelip.

Thanks so much for reminding us that it is our humility that defines us, not our profession, not our education.