Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair— and explain how you would rectify it.
What was terribly unfair was when my mom told me, she could only afford to get new clothes for my older sister for our “Eid” celebration.”
I rectified by telling her, it was not fair, I said I won’t wear the clothes she bought for me two months ago, I want new clothes .
She had to buy new clothes for me too!
Three Strand Pearl Necklace with Tiger’s Eye (Photo credit: orangejack)
When I was in grade two I saw a three strand necklace worn by one of my classmates.It was the prettiest thing I ever saw. I wished I could have one like it. I did not mention it to my parents.I always thought one has to be rich to have a necklace so beautiful.
I wasn’t old enough to know how much it was. I did not think of asking my parents to buy me one . Even at that age I felt,my other sisters might like one too,can my parents afford three. So I gave up the idea.
When I grew up that necklace stayed in my inner thoughts,I’d tell stories about it to my friends and family. Once my sister-in-law came to visit us from Los Angeles. I told her about it. Suddenly she said,”wait a minute Chaman,I’d be right back.” She went to her bedroom and came back with a three strand pearl necklace and said, “here this is for you.”I was very happy. Getting a three strand necklace some day did not cross my mind!