Rarely do I eat my lunch out of the office. I do not like crowds so it is normal to see me packing back lunch to eat in my office. As I head out today, I look around for the destitute man (ref here , here and here) and yes he is sitting at his usual place the bus stop. I always pack something for him too.
Today I pack two fast food lunches; one for my wife (who works in the same company with me). For the destitute, I bought some bread; I always try to give something that is easy to eat without any utensils needed. So, left hand holding fast food, right hand holding bread package, hand it over and move on, the usual drill. But today something I never experienced happened.
When I offer him the food on my right hand, he pointed to my left. Now the fast food is burger, chips and a soft drink. I could give him that but I did not like the idea of separating my portion from my wife's , standing as I was at the road side. I offered the bread to him again.
He pointed to my left hand again and made a drinking movement. Then I realize he wanted the soft drink. Carefully I extract the drink from the plastic bag, handed it over plus the bread and head back to my office.
Over lunch, I reflected over what happened. It is a known fact that a person can survive some time without food but without water he will be dead in a couple of days. Water is more important than food. A realisation hit me. All the time I made a judgement (evaluation?) by looking at his circumstances (food needed) but the truth is he needed something else too (water). And I only understood when he told me so. Sometimes or most times? the truth can only come from the source itself, onlookers or outsiders can never really see the reality.
I can appreciate this better when I relate it to my own experience. As usual, the one-who-I-hate-to-name is writing nonsense about me again. According to him, I am the one posting all the anonymous comments on this blog and everywhere else. Evidence? To him, there is no evidence needed, just make the accusations (police report, MACC report or COS report). Let someone else find the evidence, he says. Then after he repeats a few times, he treats the lies as proven facts.
I say, find out the truth from the source, my comment box is your friend. No lies or deception on my blog.