I develop acidity and resultant heart burns when I was 25 years old. It was due to hectic work as Travel Consultant, every day. Almost all days I end up skipping my lunch and just have a mall pack of biscuit and Tea in the evening at around 5 or 6pm, as possible.
With having developed such a highly sensitive body, I came down to Dubai to work, for a better career prospects, in the year 2007.
Since I stay in bachelors accommodation, sharing room with Executive Bachelors, we don't have kitchen facility till today. Even if we have, none of us could spare time to cook our self and have our meals. So, I used to have my break fast, lunch and dinner only from Hotels of my choice, each day depending on my mood.
One night, on Februay, 2010, during dinner time in a hotel, a incident happened, that change my mindset for ever. I got seated, ordered my Rotis and Dhall and was eating. Withing few minute I started suffering sever heart burns and could not find water on my table. It was so painful that I had to struggle requesting waiter to serve me with water spontaneously. Unfortunately, all the servers were found bussy, running here and there and I felt that I am been ignored, having found few servers passing near me.
I had no other go to comfort myself other than, getting up and going to some other corner where I could find a filled up water jug to pour water into my glass. I was too irritated and annoyed with the level of service, especially when I was suffering. Since I was in anger, I just poured water in my glass like throwing it out by which plenty of water started spilling on my table and on the floor. I was unmindful of it deliberately and banged the water jug on the table, that again spilled lots of water.
Seeing this, when the manager of the restaurant asked me the reasons for my act, I explained him with all my anger. The manager started shouting on all the servers and more harshly on the server who was supposed to serve my table.
After finishing my dinner when I came out, I started realizing that I did a grave mistake. I should have not done it and made the server to suffer humiliation and insult by his manager in front of the crowd. I should have handled the situation and helped myself in a better way and should have not given a chance to hurt the server who serves all with Food to be eaten by others, with all his hardship. I suffered extreme guilty conscious and I prayed God to forgive me for my mistake without my knowledge.
I could realize that, in this country full of expatriates, working hard day and night, with hell lots of issues in their work and in their family back home, they are suffering a lot and would not deliberately avoid serving any one. They are humans too and expatriates like us and have their limitations. They are overburdened with their work, with limited staff employed by their employers.
From that incident onwards, whenever I could not catch the attention of a waiter and request him to serve me water, I just get out calmly, go in search of water and serve myself. Without any anger and complaints for the lack of service in my heart. Without regrets and without hatred.
I felt like expressing this ONLY to share such thoughts with many others, hoping, this may be a useful and sensible attitude to be developed and try to establish "Goodness in Human nature" within themselves and in others, by sharing with other known people in their circle.