Greet your Guest…
Athithi Devo Bava
Nowadays we have to call our friends or relatives inform them that we are coming to their house and then only should go to their house. There are no surprise visits or surprise guest nowadays.
The reason being the families are becoming nuclear and each one has their own work and we cannot interrupt them without calling. Also Telephone, Mobile are available these days and we can communicate them over the phone or mails.
When i was young when i come from school surprise guests like aunty or uncles visit our houses on their way and we get surprise gifts from them. ofcourse they were eatables only which we enjoyed a lot but now guests are rare and that too the host must kept informed about their arrival so no surprise guest or surprise gifts.
once i went to my friends house she is blessed with two children. One is studying Engineering 3rd year and another 11 th std.
i was amazed to see both of them helping their mom in household chores. the girl greeted me with warm smile and switched on the fan and told its so sultry always in chennai. please wait aunty mom is speaking over the phone she will come.
2 seconds later, the guy who is doing engineering came with butter milk and rose milk and told me take whatever i prefer.
i was stunned.
Then my friend came asking sorry for not greeting me immediately. Then we were talking for a whille and i cannot praise those responsible children and praised them a lot for being so responsible and i told her i have seen many teenagers nowadays just dumping their head either in laptop or mobile for playing games and don’t even know whats happening around them.
My friend told yes she had a bitter incident and narrated to me.
once she had gone to neighbour house who was very friendly and they lived like close sisters. once they purchased a new house they have shifted there. Thinking of the neighbour she had gone to their house. But her sister like friend was not at home and her teenager children who were kids while they were neighbours at that time now teenagers didnt even called her inside and acted as if they are strangers. Little later her sister friend has come both her children were playing games in the mobile which irritated her a lot.
she decided to teach good manners first and bother about marks and education later.
so anyone comes to her house its the prime duty of her daughter to greet the guest and provide some juice or snacks to guest by her son. They are following it and earning a very good name and fame.