Friday, November 30, 2007

When you grow up

What do you want to be when you grow up? The question he kept on hearing throughout his childhood days. All his peers wanted to be an Engineer or a Doctor. Little Ameen never had a difficulty in answering this. He replied, 'Postman'. The entire family laughed at the kid.

'The grownups are very strange. What is there to laugh in this', Ameen wondered. His father, along with his uncles and family is working in middle east. Those days, his mom receives snail mail weekly or fortnightly. There used to be almost a celebration on the day she receives the mail.

Little Ameen related all this festival mood to the most important person who brought happiness to his house. 'THE Postman'. He relaxes in the chair by reading the newspaper. He gets tea whenever he visits Ameen's house.

Little Ameen wanted to bring happiness to everyone and decided to be a Postman but ended up as a Software Engineer.

What you wanted to be when you were a kid?