So you think you know…

His stomach rumbled and he realized that it had been days since he’d last eaten…so he took a deep breath and hobbled out into the traffic to knock on a window. She just looked down her nose at him and shooed him away saying, “Why can’t these people get a job!”

It broke his spirit to start begging, but having his foot crushed by that road-roller had ended his working life forever…he had to do something to feed himself.

“So, you think you know it all!” he almost shouted back at her…but he didn’t…because he realized she probably knew nothing…


Written for Write Tribes 100 Words on Saturday. Thanks Jairam for an interesting prompt!




18 comments on “So you think you know…

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aah! That’s such a poignant take on the prompt! True, you never know what someone is going through.


  2. Original prompt, Preeti. We have a tendency to pre-judge people and I am also guilty of it.


  3. That is so sad but underlines why we shouldn’t judge others. Life can be so cruel, but unthinking people can be too. ♥


  4. I am also guilty of thinking similar words like her before but ehat we know unless we are in their shoes….

    Nice take on the prompt 🙂


  5. kalpana solsi says:

    This is sad but the harsh truth. because the person on the other side does not know anything but do not be pass wrong judgement and measure everybody with the same yardstick, lovely take on the prompt,


  6. Sad story, which shows so well why we should never be judgemental about anybody because, almost all the time, we see only a tiny part of the whole story.


  7. mahabore says:

    At some point of time or the other, we have all been guilty of judging people based on our first impressions of them, haven’t we. Lovely take on the prompt.


    • Preeti says:

      Couldn’t agree more…I think I’m guilty of judging beggars all the time…I refuse to provide them with what I call “easy money…” but…well…I should probably try not to be so harsh on people I know nothing about.

      Thanks for a prompt that made writing just 100 words a true challenge for me! 🙂


  8. Hi Preeti..
    Ditto Pixie.. and in general people react in unexpected ways, not willing to know, acknowledge or listen to the reality.. they definitely think they know it all… but do they 😉



  9. pixie says:

    oh! That was heart breaking… 😦
    Sometimes, life is so cruel!


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