Friday, May 4, 2018

The Chaiwala and the Job satisfaction!!



The Chaiwala Tea with and the Job satisfaction!!
I was waiting for my friend near the auto stand when I noticed him...The Tea Vendor. I decided to have a cup of tea till my friend reach there.  An exorbitant self in himself, he served me tea with a broad smile.   That stimulated   an urge in me to have a chat with him.  He is Shashi Setty, having this livelihood since more than two decades; he had inherited this tea outlet from his Chacha in his late teens.  This tea outlet, though could never earn him extra or surplus bugs, but had always offered enough for survival. Of late he has started a small shop for chips,  vadapav, bread and other such stuffs to cater his tea customers in particular and the nearby societies in general. 
"Though need for more will always be there, but I am content with what life has given me" said he as I was left that place.  
The only thing that winked in my mind knowing a bit about him was "is it called Job Satisfaction!!"
Though the look of His Shop under the banner of ".......Pragatishil Bharat" was depicting a ocular stark irony, but his inner-self was something going perfectly well with it as content and job-satisfaction has become a rare commodity these days.  
The photo was taken at sector 14, Vashi.  

8 comments:

  1. Great story! Will have chai there the next time I go to Vashi!

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    1. Thank You. Sure! Don't forget to walk few steps to have coffee and snacks at my place too

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  2. He resembles a Chaiwala I know :)
    Pragatishil Bharat is a great name.

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  3. Good knowing him.
    I love such stories.

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