About a couple of months back I was waiting at the airport lounge as the luggage was yet to arrive and also my driver was stuck up in traffic. I had to wait for about 40 odd minutes. I observed one person smartly dressed up moving up and down, giving a disturbing look. I saw him approaching a person as if requesting for some favour but the other person probably did not or could not meet his demand/request. This man got dejected and probably felt helpless. He was holding a mobile phone and tossing it – clear signs of nervousness. He again approached someone but didn’t succeed. I was at a distance of about 15/20 meters.
I got up and approached him with the intent of helping him. He told that his mobile has suddenly stopped and was not able to contact his organisation. To establish contact is of utmost importance as he is on some special mission. He also told that he requested a couple of people but none of them could oblige him. I asked his credentials with some documentary proof. He immediately showed me his ID Card, he was an Army person. I felt sad to see that these people who work under extreme conditions to make our lives safe and secure are being refused assistance by people. We can not outright blame for not assisting as these days calls by an unknown person can land you in a problem at times. However, with maturity, we should be able to see through such things. I offered him my mobile phone and he contacted his superior for whatever directions. He requested my phone number, which I readily gave him. Having done so, I felt highly satisfied with helping a very special person – an Army Man. To my surprise, he called me for dinner at his mess – a thorough gentleman.