Just a couple of months ago, I had bought a new executive bag (one that looks like I carry a laptop in it) for work to replace my earlier one that had seen better days. It’s black and sleek looking and I like it a lot. However a few days back, one of the security guards brought it to my notice that there was a large tear on the side, which I hadn’t noticed.
On closer exception, what we could make out that the tear was too cleanly & neatly done for it to be just a tear. I had a pointed edged umbrella which I kept in the bag and thought that it was the culprit. However, it looks more like someone tried to cut it with a sharp blade – probably a thief in a crowded bus while I was travelling back home from work.
I thought that I’ll wait for a few more days and then get a new one. Well, turns out that I didn’t have to buy one. Today as I got to work I could see that there was a gift wrapped object lying on my desk. On it was written “To our dear Roshango (a nick name I have at the office), happy new year”. My team had got the bag as a gift for me! That was so unexpected and brought a tear to my eye. I can’t thank them enough.