Daily Prompt: Envy
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Wikipedia image of one of the, one of the seven deadly sins ,’Envy’
Envy i.e jealousy one of the seven deadly sins.
I will relate a short anecdote about jealousy.
My cousin’s husband hated us, I was only eleven when I met him,my Dad took us to Bangladesh for a trip during our summer holidays.
A year later Dad passed away and we came to live in Bangladesh permanently.
I was preparing for my high school exam, evening before my exam my cousin’s husband came by, the sun had barely set when I heard the sound of the rickshaw driver’s bell. There was no one in the house, only my mom and me, since she was praying I opened the gate. Sitting on the seat of the rickshaw was my cousin-in-law, he looked at me and said,”Your exam starts tomorrow,” I nodded. He showed his thumb and said, “you will get this.” Then he instructed the the rickshaw driver to leave.
He meant I’d fail, I was already nervous, this behavior made me cry.
Mom finished her prayer, asked who came, I told her, ‘our cousin-in-law, he said, I’d fail.’
Mom told me not to worry, he is evil, arrogant and jealous!