Monday, October 25, 2010

Aku Orang India

While entering my car today, I saw an Indian man stopping his motorcycle and waving at me. He was waving as he limps towards my direction as I turn my ignition, I'm not sure if he was waving at me the first time I saw him but having him standing by the window of the car clears my doubts.
Since he's limping, I guess he might have fell off his motorcycle or something and is looking for help. I wind down my window to see what help does he need and he started putting his hands together and say.
"Jangan takut, aku orang india juga." he said with a sad tone.
I know I have dark skin but am I really that dark that I could be pass off as an Indian?
"Aku nak minta tolong sikit, saya ada anak tapi tak ada duit nak beli susu bagi dia, lagi tadi saya kena hantam kat kepala" He said it with tears of sorrow flowing from his eyes, I usually don't give money to people who begs because it usually looks like that they make it look like that they have done it a thousand times before, it just doesn't feel authentic at all.
However, this guy is different. In his voice I could feel his sorrow, his expression tells me that this man could use some help, but am I really that dark?
I pulled out 10 Ringgit from my wallet and hand it to the man.
"Thank you bang, saya akan balas balik jika kita jumpa lagi."
I told him not to worry about it, hope that the money does help him.
He then thank me in Cantonese as he walks away, leaving myself confused about my image.

Have a Great Day