Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shameful


I found this picture in a Facebook album of some contact of mine, and it has been disturbing me since then.

If you haven't figured out already the picture shows my contact, a little girl then, getting ready to go to school and another little child, looks like a domestic help is tying the shoelaces of the contact's elderly male relative.

It's just revolting. And the point is not how she could put up this picture, but how could this take place? Okay, I know it happens all the time and the previous question may seem naive, but if we for a moment manage to get out of the conditioned state we are in, and ask ourselves the question once again, how could this take place?

Has left me really disturbed.


P.S: No questions about the contact will be answered for obvious reasons.

2 comments:

Sasidhar said...

I do agree it's shocking to see people flaunting these photos. But for some of my friends who grew up with household help who were as old as they were, somewhere along the way they just learnt to accept that it's something they have no control over.

And sadly, some people end up thinking they are doing these household helpers a big favor by giving them a job, let over food and a place to stay. And maybe even teach them to read and write.

Sad state of affairs.

Suhel Banerjee said...

@sasidhar - I cringe every time I see this photo.