Washing machine !!

Trying to hide from something which can’t be seen by anyone is the most difficult part. 65 year old “Charu” living with her son, daughter in law and grandchildren in Pune, experienced the same.

Her son recently bought an old washing machine from a shop which deals with used electrical appliances at low rates. She was furious at her son for bringing a low grade old washing machine as they belonged from a well to do family with high standards of living.

She told her son to get rid of it because it degraded her image of a high class elite lady. Seeing his mother getting disappointed he agreed to rent it out to some other family or group of bachelor friends. As there is a huge demand for electrical home appliances at rent.

“I am gonna take a nap” says Charubala to her son and goes back to her room. The moment she closes her eyes her subcontious mind plays a trick and she sees her son bargaining with the seller for the washing machine he bought just now.

“Stop it Son…I already told you that I don’t want this junk at my place” she says. She is inaudible to him and also not visible. All of a sudden she hears a voice “take me with you dear , why do you hate me so much?”. She is still not able to identify where the voice is coming from. Transiting from the current subconscious level to another point …..all she sees is darkness and multiple galaxies,stars,planets and eventually everything is quiet and calm in her mind.

She hears the voice again “why do you hate me so much?”. At that moment she realises the same old washing machine talking to her. She screams what are you, why are you following me?

” I am the creation which you hate the most….. dislike….. and many people embrace me happily despite having nothing in their lives. You have everything still you get so much worried by my slightest glance in form of a washing machine. I am God who came to you in the form of Poverty. Not to make you poor but to make you understand the plight of the poor and destitutes. To make to understand not to look down on them and help them. Imagine your life without your poor house maid, your driver and others. Still you treat them bad and insult them. Life without respect is no life…….no matter how much you earn.

With a confusing look at her face she wakes up. Her son asks her if she is fine. She simply smiles and says “For a rich man charity is the best way to please God”. Instead of renting the washing machine we should give it to our driver for free. I have earned a lot but distributed little. It’s time for me to change myself for good.