Don’t Judge A Person

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One day Rangnath a businessman in India decided to go to New York as he had heard much about it. He wanted to see for himself if the beauty of city as described by others was true or not. Finally one day he had the opportunity to go and see the city of beauty. He was excited and tensed at the same time. He had never set foot in another city let alone another country. He wished the people there would be soft and polite.

He took a plane from India and landed in New York. He found the plane ride quite amusing as the air hostesses were good and he felt as if he was flying. He got down the plane and headed for the immigration customs in Kennedy airport. After an hour and half he stepped outside the airport and waited for a taxi. He was a very superstitious person and had believed that to get a good taxi driver you had to do well in all your previous lives. The queue in front of him started to grow small gradually and finally it was his turn to get the taxi. He started praying to all the gods to get a good taxi driver. Suddenly, there was a rash sound, he turned around to see a taxi zooming out from nowhere and coming to stop in front of him. The driver got out and asked Rangnath where he wanted to go. Rangnath was shocked by seeing the driver. He was huge. He was very tall and was very fat. He looked as if devil had come down from hell. Rangnath couldn’t get his lips to move to tell the driver that he wanted to go to Y.M.C.A. So he just turned around and tried to lift the bad and put it in the car. Rangnath, who wasn’t an athlete and didn’t have any superpowers couldn’t even move the bag as it was very heavy and partly because he was too scared to move. Then the driver came to him and asked him to move aside. As soon as Rangnath did as he said, the driver picked up the luggage as if it was a matchbox and kept it in the car and asked our person to get it. Rangnath did as he was told and then said that he wanted to go to Y.M.C.A. The driver smiled and said that he knew the place and would take him there right away. As soon as the driver got into the car and shut the door, the car started zooming out in a lightning speed. Rangnath was afraid by the speed of the vehicle and the speed at which the meter was moving. As fast as it all started it came to an end. The taxi stopped and the driver got up and took the luggage out. The meter was showing $30 but Rangnath had $100 bill with him and no change. So the driver took the $100 and went to the reception to get change. Rangnath went in with him and when he was talking to the receptionists he found that, that place wasn’t Y.M.C.A restroom. The driver had brought him to the working office of Y.M.C.A. Before Rangnath could say anything the driver dragged him back to his taxi, put his luggage back, switched the meter off and started zooming off the car. This time Rangnath was totally shocked because the driver had turned the meter off. The receptionist had mentioned that the Y.M.C.A restroom were 30kms away. He was afraid that the driver would take all his money. In no time they reached the restroom. The driver got out and held the door so that Rangnath may get down. Then the driver picked up Rangnath’s luggage and took it to the Y.M.C.A lounge. He kept it there and came back out. When Rangnath asked him how much it had cost, he simply showed the meter and said $30. Rangnath was confused and asked him why it was $30. He had travelled another 30kms after it. Then the driver replied that it was his fault that he didn’t ask where he wanted to go properly and therefore wouldn’t want to charge on it. Rangnath was totally awed by the driver’s reply. The man who looked like the Devil from hell now looked like an Angel to his eyes. He paid him with $35 and asked him to keep the change. But the driver refused and gave it back to Rangnath and said that he didn’t deserve tips. By saying this he got back into his car and sped away. Rangnath felt very sorry for doubting on such a man. He then learned that one should never judge a person by his outer beauty.

This story tells us how we shouldn’t go upon people’s beauty. Just like the driver in this story there are many persons in the world who may not be beautiful but the only beauty that matters is inner beauty. You should always see a person for who he is inside rather than judging him from his appearance outside.


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