The samosa seller

People and Jobs #15

The Samosa Seller

The samosa seller
The samosa seller

Anil [U.P., India] Now at UAE

This guy makes and sells Samosas on his bicycle. As I was walking aimlessly, met this guy. In fact he stopped seeing someone walking with a camera, and wanted a picture taken. The picture was taken, conversations were exchanged. And we were about to leave. Then this guy stopped after a few meters and returned to give me a free samosa! I am getting lessons on kindness from totally unexpected places for sure.

Now the kind man is the Samosa seller.

*Samosa

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51 Comments

  1. Rambling RoseApril 14, 2016

    So Jithin .. .have you stopped the series with the Samosa Seller ? And what does the Anil .. etc now in UAE mean … that you maintained contact with him ?? Really ? Fill me in the blanks please … am curious.

    Reply
    1. trabloggerApril 14, 2016

      I kind of stopped many of my regular posts after the Dubai visit. Kind of got busy with other stuff. So with the samosa seller, it came to a temporary halt. Well I have talked a few people in the picture. Some wanted the picture back, so i had their contacts too. Do you want to know anything more?

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      1. Rambling RoseApril 15, 2016

        Oh man you are so funny … I asked because it is not usual – for me at least – to be in contact with a chance ‘acquaintance’ but you are very very much a people person. Way to go. Now restart your people series. 🙂

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        1. trabloggerApril 24, 2016

          haha. i’m not always a people person 😉 Im mostly reserved and when i get some impulsive outburst I go and make acquaintances and keep in touch with them 😉

          Thank you for the motivation, I will try to restart the series 🙂

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          1. Rambling RoseApril 25, 2016

            Looking forward to that. It is so informative and helps ‘connect’ people 🙂

          2. trabloggerApril 25, 2016

            Yes, I’ll remember if I’m coming to Sri Lanka 😉

          3. Rambling RoseApril 26, 2016

            let me know when ‘if’ becomes ‘when’ 🙂

          4. trabloggerMay 5, 2016

            Sure thing.

  2. AmyApril 9, 2015

    I tried samosa last weekend in a India restaurant. I didn’t know about it until I read this post. Delicious!

    Reply
    1. trabloggerJuly 30, 2015

      oops. I didn’t see this. Hope you like samosa now 😀

      Reply
  3. SayaMarch 24, 2015

    where are the samosas?

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 24, 2015

      I ate them all 😛

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      1. SayaMarch 24, 2015

        how do we believe he is the samosawala if der are no samosas in the pic 😛

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        1. trabloggerMarch 25, 2015

          Sherlock is back again!! Don’t believe then. Shh.. don’t tell anyone, I made up the whole story 😉

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          1. SayaMarch 25, 2015

            I knew it 😛

          2. trabloggerMarch 25, 2015

            of course 😛

  4. lifeconfusionsMarch 23, 2015

    A small act of kindness goes a long way…Pay it forward Jithin! 🙂

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 24, 2015

      Sure will do that madam 😉
      Btw have you seen the movie ‘pay it forward’?

      Reply
      1. lifeconfusionsMarch 25, 2015

        Yeah, I have, that is why I mentioned it 🙂

        Reply
        1. trabloggerMarch 27, 2015

          Its time to brag. Not because you have to, but because I ask you to 😀 What did you do? I am curious to know 🙂

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          1. lifeconfusionsMarch 29, 2015

            Lol, I didn’t do anything, I was just telling you about the movie 😛

          2. trabloggerMarch 31, 2015

            without doing anything , were you advising me?!! 😛

          3. lifeconfusionsMarch 31, 2015

            YUP !! 😀 Hey, it’s a good advise though, isn’t it? 😀

          4. trabloggerMarch 31, 2015

            Of course, it is a nice advice 😉

  5. AmyMarch 23, 2015

    Your people and jobs is a gracious way to tell moving stories of ordinary people. I appreciate your effort. 🙂 Btw, my subs of your blog disappeared, so I’ll need to re-subs.

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 24, 2015

      Thank you for the appreciation. Glad you liked the series even though it is a bit sad at times.
      What are subs?

      Reply
      1. AmyMarch 24, 2015

        I subscribed you blog sometime ago through my WP Reader, then it’s disappeared. Since I didn’t get the notices from Reader, so I thought you have not been putting posts. I then re-subs a couple of days ago, your new post still didn’t show up.
        This series is a well-thought one. it was hard for me to view, but I’m making myself to… I always believe that it takes kindness to recognize and accept kindness. 🙂

        Reply
        1. trabloggerMarch 25, 2015

          Sometimes WP acts weird. Hope it gets sorted out. Thank you for your kindness too 🙂

          Reply
  6. faburlifekhloeMarch 23, 2015

    Wow what a sweet gesture! This is exactly what people say “surprises happened when you least expected” 🙂

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 24, 2015

      Of Course, very sweet. And yes, surprises happens when one least expects. That is why it is called surprise 😉

      Reply
      1. faburlifekhloeMarch 24, 2015

        Yep, hope there are more surprises happened in your life 😉

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        1. trabloggerMarch 25, 2015

          Thank you. And wish you the same 🙂

          Reply
          1. faburlifekhloeMarch 25, 2015

            Thank you so much and you’re welcome 🙂

  7. hackernewbieMarch 23, 2015

    Acts of kindness are mostly learnt from people with a generous means of life, the rest, well most of them who think they have money and hence are rich are actually the poor souls!

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    1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

      Well said. True that! 🙂

      Reply
  8. Priceless JoyMarch 23, 2015

    How sweet.

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    1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

      It was very sweet Indeed, PJ 🙂

      Reply
  9. theoldfellowgoesrunningMarch 23, 2015

    Just looking at the dear man’s face, I see kindness written all over it!
    Loved reading this! 🙂
    ~Carl~

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    1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

      Sure he is very kind 🙂

      Reply
  10. esteleaMarch 23, 2015

    Lovely 🙂 You made me so hungry for samosas now!!! 😛

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    1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

      haha.. do you even have samosas in Paris?! 😉

      Reply
      1. esteleaMarch 23, 2015

        Yes there are… But they will never taste like the ones homemade in India…

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        1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

          That is for sure 😀

          Reply
  11. Fimnora WestcawMarch 22, 2015

    That is very cool. Will have to look up what a Samosa is. (I don’t get out much) 🙂

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    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      There you go
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samosa

      Reply
      1. Fimnora WestcawMarch 22, 2015

        Thank you! Do they perhaps have dessert Samosas? That would be delicious, I’m sure.

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        1. trabloggerMarch 23, 2015

          I haven’t ate any sweet samosa yet. But similar sweet snacks (with sweet fillings) are available as well 🙂

          Reply
  12. MiaMusingsMarch 22, 2015

    People who have the least, share the most – my experience

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      I think that is true. I have felt the same too 🙂

      Reply
  13. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

    Very well said. Yes, it is true! 🙂

    Reply
  14. Ameena k.gMarch 22, 2015

    Awww, that was a very nice gesture on hia part. 🙂

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    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      Sure it is, Nice and kind!

      Reply
  15. SamjothMarch 22, 2015

    The more unexpected it is,
    the more elated we feel.. 🙂

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    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      indeed, surprises are great 🙂

      Reply
      1. SamjothMarch 22, 2015

        🙂

        Reply
  16. adreamy1March 22, 2015

    Great!

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    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      Thank you Dreamy 🙂

      Reply
  17. AakanshaMarch 22, 2015

    You must have made his day! :’)

    Reply
    1. trabloggerMarch 22, 2015

      in fact he made my day, I think!

      Reply

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