A Fine Man #WordyWednesday

This Week: Sentence Prompts

Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.
– Nikita Khrushchev

Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.
– Henry David Thoreau

My Story based on the prompts for Wordy Wednesday – Week 3

‘Why can’t you be like him!?’

Ramakant was the example citied every time some exasperated parent wanted to give an example of a fine human being to their errant child.

Ramakant rose before dawn, he had cultivated the habit of early rising as he was a firm believer that it was unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.

After sweeping the inside and outside of his hut he washed his clothes, watered the few plants surrounding it, cooked for and fed his aging parents and dressed neatly and left for work, as the sun rose. He was so precise and punctual you could set your watch by him, remarked his neighbors often.

He made sure to visit a temple before taking the train to work. After invoking the reigning Lord or Goddess blessings, Ramakant also took a few pairs of ‘quality’ shoes or slippers left on the threshold by devotees. A creature of habit, he identified the ones he would pick on his way in and they would leave with him on his way out.

Ramakant was also the first one to reach the caveraneous godown of his paper seller boss. As he opened the one window in the tiny room called the ‘office’ and began dusting around his personal dealer saw it as a signal to approach the back door, where Ramakant had a neat pile of paper ready to sell, and pocket the profit.

Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder, believed Ramakant.

 

10 Comments

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Shalini Baisiwala

    January 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Oh M- this is such a twist in the tale; I loved it!

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    Amrita Basu

    January 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    That’s such a neat way of using both the Prompts .Really liked how you weaved it in.

  3. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Beat About the Book

    January 19, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This was quite something – two sides to a man. And the promos fitted in so smartly.

  4. Mayuri Nidigallu

    MALINY

    January 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Never expected the twist. Yes, some people are unbelievably fraudalent.

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    Soumya

    January 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Two sides and none too fine. Interesting take.

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    Rachna

    January 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    You did a wonderful job with the prompts. Isn’t it so true that we often base our judgments about a person based on our observations and look how they may turn out.

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    Deepa

    January 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    What a twist in the tale and really good use of prompts Mayuri. You should write more stories as you know how to weave a good one.

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    dew cool

    January 22, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    very beautifully you matched the two different quotes into a single story 🙂

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    Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)

    January 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    A lovely story, Mayuri! Blended both the prompts beautifully! 🙂

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    Inderpreet

    January 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    That is such an awesome mix of the two prompts! I tried and just could not mix the two. 😀 Excellent, Mayuri!

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