It’s extremely hot outside, why don’t you use a towel to cover your head. Riding your bicycle inclined for 5 km in such kind of hot sunny day is not your cup of tea now, you have reached in your 50s now. At least you should have to buy a Luna for yourself now. But no…still you are waiting for your promotion, which I don’t think is going to happen in this life of yours. And your 10,000/- rupee salary is not enough for live or die.(Shweta was murmuring to her husband)
Badri: Please don’t you start again with your TVdrama. Today I will get the promotion. I know this for sure.
Shweta: Last time also you were confident about your promotion but see…Stop talking nonsense (Badriinterupted her loudly) how many times I have told youI am sorry for that. I am telling you one last time that I don’t want any discussion about that incident. Why do you repeatedly talking about those things? I told you already I am very sorry for that and I was also a victimin that please at lease let me live peacefully at my home.
Shweta– I am sorry, I wasn’t meant to angry you.
Badri– Well leave it. Are you coming to the school for ceremony? Family is also invited.
Shweta– No, I really have an important work to do.
Badri– It’s ok.
Shweta was right, every word she used to say was right, (Badri was thinking while riding his cycle) how happy she was last time when I gave her news that tomorrow I will get my promotion and I will become headmaster. She arranged so many things and invited people to surprise me but because of me she got disgraced.
(3 years earlier) Badri was a teacher in a school. He was the part of that school since it was founded. Although he was primary class teacher but his loyaltyand dedication level towards the school was very highas compared to other higher secondary teachers. Henever desired for promotion earlier because he thoughtwhen school will be established and reached on its tophe will get the things which he deserves. And by the grace of god the day has finally arrived and on 10thanniversary of school board member had decided to arrange a surprise raise and promotion party. Badri was highly positive because he thought this is the time he was waiting for, where his dedicaton and loyality will get rewarded and other teachers couldn’t be able to adulate the board members as the ceremony was secretely organised. He had a strong faith that he was the only senior and dedicated teacher of primary class hence he has every chance to become a headmaster.
In the ceremony all the teachers were well dressed,laughing, eating, and discussing about next sessionwhich is going to be different because of new policy and changes proposed by board members.
After a formal opening of ceremony board member started to disclose the list, but Badri couldn’t heard his name till last. But still he was holding his positivity that may be at the end they gonna discussed about primary class teachers. Things turned same way as Badri expected, the board members requested to come forward 3 primary class teacher including Badri and gave them bouquet with Rs 50,000 cheque in theirhand and said from this session board has decided to permanently close the primary class wing and from now onwards our school will hold only 6 to 12th class students. Board is very thankful for the service of primary teachers and wish them all the best for future.
Bardri got shocked and felt like someone has pulledground below his feet, he was broken and shattered. He cried all his way back home and when he reached hishome he found darkness everywhere. He called Shwetaand switched the lights on and many of his neighbors and his friends screamed loudly- many manycongratulation head master sahib.
Well the rest we can imagine.
It was very humiliated and awkward for both Shweta and Badri. They both became a living example for many that one shouldn’t be over confident like Badri, no matter how hard you worked, your hunger for results should never be stopped and till you achieve your success you shouldn’t be singing a song about it.
God really plays hard game, today Badri has a letter of promotion in his hand, but still he is waiting for formal declaration in front of school and back then he wasn’t sure about his promotion but was a headmaster in his mind which comes to an end other way around.
Patience is the key. To ride fast you have to wait for the storm to pass.