It had been two years since he was working in this roadside eatery. His dream of becoming an international chef was dimming day by day but seeing smiling faces of his humble customers did give him a sense of satisfaction.. As he stood there mulling, he saw a man all drenched running towards the dhaba…he started rolling rotis for him.
It was raining cats & dogs. On top of it his car broke down in the middle of the highway.
Famished & tired, he looked around & saw a light some distance away. He ran towards it hoping for food & shelter. He sat on one of the benches & was promptly served hot rotis & subzi. As he put the first morsel in his mouth, he was astonished! Was the food really tasty or was it the hunger? After eating to his heart’s satisfaction, he went inside for a light & enquired about the cook.
The cook, he came to know, had run away from home because of his passion for food. He had got shelter & a job here.
He went up to the cook & asked him if he would like to work alongside him in his restaurant in Delhi.
The cook’s eyes lighted up… a reflection of rekindled hope in his heart!