Story By Gautam Panjwani

Recently,I have got a new job to teach a kid who studies in 2nd standard. So I go at his lavish house to teach him swinging my bag filled with books along one shoulder and handling my spectacles with other hand.Let me tell you this short journey in few steps –
1st day 4.00 pm- I initiated by teaching him maths and the kid further starts to read and listen to me carefully with his head constantly peeping in the book and his eyes rolling over the words whispering out each word slowly in a low tone.

3rd day 4.00 pm – I entered his home to do my job and as I begin his mother and aunt came inside the room and started to attack me by saying so many things.His aunt starts by saying,”Listen,please make him study properly.Her mother have to look after his younger brother also.Consider him your own brother only.”God knows what reaction can a person give when there is so much emotional blackmailing going on around.”Finally I say “Aunt I am also giving interviews for other jobs and I am really really busy.”The next answer I get is “You do your own study,Just let him sit besides you.”The level to which one can get miser to make other person work in free for them.”Finally the conversation reached to a certain mutual point and I got freed from there.

4th day 4.00 pm – The little boy is sitting in front of me studying under my guidance and his mother and aunt comes again and again to check him.I doubt whether this extra survillence was for me or him.

6th day 4.00 pm – I asked his mother for some privacy so that I could focus on him rather than the dozens of relatives who come along with him. And after all the explainations I gave her ,she finally understood and told us to go upstairs.

8th day 4.00 pm – I started teaching him at the end and gave him loads of homework as told by his mom and aunt. And at the end of class his grandmother tries to influence me by trying to make me tell his mom to add a hindi book as it would be good for his grandson’s vocabulary further.At end when I was telling his mother about his homework I didn’t mention his mother about his homework I didn’t mention about hindi book. And her grandmom looks surprisingly at me.

10th day 4.00 pm – As I am teaching the child. In 20 minutes he goes like teacher please give me 2 minutes break I am really tired.And I say no you can’t take a break you have to complete today’s task.After 40 minutes her mother comes to give him milk.The boy says,”Mom, I want two minutes break and my neck is paining because of continuously reading this chapter.”His mother further says to me,”Ok,Fine,Give him two minutes break to take rest and then start teaching him again.”

12th day 4.00 pm – I started teaching him english.And as I have started to teach him some voices come.And as I wonder from where did the voice come as there was no one in the room. I start laughing as I realise it was the fart of the little boy…

14th day 4.00 pm – Today, I started by teaching. And in middle her mother interrupts”Listen,listen,teach him marathi. “And I tried to explain her that while joining I had already mentioned that I will not teach him Marathi as I am not good at it.”But she further tells.Please its an emergency I already have lot of work today.”I wonder how this people ,”everytime behave like they want coke along with french fries.”

16th day 4.00 pm – As I am teaching the child. In 20 minutes he goes like teacher please give me 2 minutes break.I am really tired.And I say no you can’t take a break you have to complete todays study.After 40 minutes, her mother comes to give him his milk.The boy says,”Mom I want two minutes break and my neck is paining because of continuously reading this chapter.” His mother further says to me,”Ok fine,give him two minutes break to take rest and then start teaching him again.”

18th day at 4.00 pm – I start teaching him english. And as I reach the next page some weird voices come.I wonder from where did the voice come as there was no one in the room. I start laughing as I realise it was the fart of the little boy.
Ha… Ha… Ha…

20th day at 4.00 pm – Today, I start teaching. And in middle her mother interrupts,”Listen, listen, teach him marathi, leave everything else.” And I try to explain her that while joining I had already mentioned that I will not teach him marathi as I am not good at it.” But she further tells please its an emergency I already have lot of work today.I wonder how this people everytime behave like they are in Mcdonalds and they need coke along with french fries.

26th day at 4.00 pm – Now the child from many days has been trying to take everything for granted.And so today I call his mother to tell his son about his bad attitude towards studies.Further her mother’s anger has reached to the top notch as she starts fuming at him.”You sit down quitely and study otherwise I will call your father.” Listening to this even I took his advantage and try to guide him in a stricter way.” I fume at him while teaching him, I say,”Where all the words are flying in air and you didn’t even touch the below line. So now you are demoted from 2nd grade to HKG only to teach you how to write properly.Listening to all the wrath from me and his mother his tears roll down from the eyes.”

30nd day at 4.00 pm – As I teach the kid, the kid says teacher can I go to the washroom,I say okay first finish reading this passage and I will give you break and rest. And further I say, now you don’t want to go to washroom.He further
replies no.So this is the level to which the kid has reached to making excuses.

At the end I would only like to tell you that if me and the child’s mother would have companied each other for the kid’s betterment instead of giving a tough time to each other, the child would have learnt and progressed more in his studies.

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