I am a Gujarati brought up and living In South India. One day, as my colleagues and I were taking our tea break, the conversation turned to food. One of my lady colleagues said her family loved chapatis, but she avoided making them as it was a laborious task. It took her a good hour and a half to make chapatis, and she was just too tired at the end of the day to make them. Being a Gujarati, I was surprised, as making chapatis is the easiest part of cooking for us.
So I bought her a chapati-maker, a simple gadget in which you press the dough between 2 heavy plates to turn it into a chapati instantly. She had never heard of it and was sceptical that it would work. The next that she came and thanked me profusely for the wonderful gadget. She was able to make chapatis for the whole family in just 30 minutes. Her family was absolutely delighted since they could now have their favourite dinner more often.
It was lovely to know that though I only wanted to make my colleague’s life easier, I had indirectly brought happiness to her whole family.
Sometimes a kind gesture can indirectly affect many people.
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