went to the food court upstairs to wait for someone(echehh)
there I was, sitting alone at an empty table, waiting...
Sitting at a food court waiting for someone usually makes u buy some food just to pass the time..not for me though, cuz i wasnt hungry(echehh padehal kedekut/jimat =P )
To pass the time, i played around with my phone, surfed the web, walked around the mall a few times, but still. bored as hell. Naturally, i did some people-watching!
and what I saw opened my eyes.
I saw and old woman, probably in her late 50's or early 60's. She wore a green Giant Cleaner tshirt, moving from table to table, picking up all the dirty dishes, clearing all the unfinished food and wiping the tables clean.
What saddened me the most is when she would push the cleaning trolley from table to table, limping as she walked. Each step looked as painful and as uncomfortable as the last...
She did her work quietly but determinedly. U could feel her sincerity in doing her work, despite her age and her health condition..
I could only look at her with sympathy and smile when she looked at me and pray that she leads a better life tomorrow.
And then I had a stray thought.
What if my Mother was the one in her shoes.
Limping from table to table, picking up other people's dirty dishes...
Dont get me wrong, I am in no way looking down at people in that line of work
I just believe that no aged woman/mother should be doing it
I know my mother wont
Because she has her 2 sons and daughter that she can depend on
The World is Cruel....But Thank God I have My Mother Here With Me.