Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FAULT FINDING AND BLAME GAME - an apocryphal story

A Food For Thought Story

A Husband and his Wife came home one day to find that thieves had broken into their home and it was a big burglary. 

Their entire valuables, jewelery, and everything portable had been stolen and taken away. Yes, everything had been stolen and the unfortunate couple had lost all their belongings. 

“It’s all your fault,” the wife scolded her husband, “You should have made sure that the house was properly locked before we left.”

A neighbor looked sternly at the husband and said, “Maybe you did not lock the windows properly.”

“Why did you not expect this?” another neighbor chided the hapless husband, “You should have installed a burglar alarm!”

“Maybe the locks were faulty. Why did you did not replace them in time?” another neighbor blamed the husband.

“Just a moment,” the husband said, “surely I am not the only one to blame?”

“Then who should we blame?” everyone shouted in unison.

“What about the thieves?” the husband asked, “Are they totally innocent?”

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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1 comment:

Manjulika Pramod said...

ha ha. it always happens.. ppl start blaming the victim rather than the culprit..