Knowledge is power.
I have never heard that an government employee had ever returned bribe after retirement.
Last week, I wanted to take a Electricity service connection to my temple. I told a wireman to do the needful. That guy being a friend of the same guy informed him that I was trying to get a connection. He came to me and said," Annachi, I will get you the service connection. I know a Junior engineer from the EB. Let us go to him, he will guide you. I agreed and went to a place (about 30 km away)in my good old Padmini. The guy being a driver, wanted to drive my Padmini. He drove the vehicle well. We contacted the JE. He helped me with few formats of forms to be submitted for application. That's all. The JE was not from the concerned area. I was not aware of this. When I asked the JE for his fees, he said," Give me as you feel like." I just took out my purse. Rs. 3000 was clearly visible. I wanted to give him Rs. 1000/- thinking that he would process my application. Suddenly, thy guy who came with me said, "He is asking Rs. 3000/-. Give him." I said, I have only Rs. 3000/- with me. I need money. The guy said, "The ATM is nearby, you can withdraw cash." (The tone he spoke was different. The JE never spelt Rs.3000/-) Since it was in a public place, I did not go for a bargain. I gave him Rs. 3000/-.
After taking the money, both my guy and the JE went to a restaurant. Through the glasses, I could see the JE handing over some cash to the guy, and the guy putting it inside his shirt's back pocket. (He took some share).
Later when he came back and returned to our place, I told him, "The JE did not ask for Rs. 3000/-. It is you who demanded Rs. 3000/- from me. Is it the way you help me and solve my problem? He started bullshitting and said it was the JE. I said, " Many guys are eating my hard earned money. That won't help them." (I did not tell him that he took a share from the JE)
After this event, the guy stopped meeting me during the morning walk and never speaks to me.
I consider him as an amazing guy who came across my life.
No life without Sun
He would like to see all his students to score more than 90 in his subject and that is why he was taking so much pain for the improvement of his pupil. At the end of the session in the hall, he disclosed the fact that he could not fare well in his intermediate examination in Mathematics and the shortfall of marking in this subject deprived of the opportunity of admission in engineering. He would not like to see such tragedies to happen for his own pupils.
Nobody helps others without any gains. Such people which you have mentioned in your post are often found around us making people fool. But they are not hundred percent cheater because at least they get our work done for some money on the spot or at the earliest. They are brokers or agents
I never thought the guy would be a broker or an agent. The way and the manner he used to talk to me made me to think that he was a good friend. He is a retired government servant , having three sons employed and earning well. I never expected that he would simply hike the amount and share it, and putting me at heavy loss. Such people are very dangerous and should not be trusted. They might do anything for money. When some of my friend takes me to someone, my friend should not demand. Instead, he should be helpful to reduce the sum demanded, and should be considerate towards me. So, I made friendship with a fellow who is not a trustworthy person. I learned a good lesson now. Never trust a person who has a sweet tongue. His heart might be filled with poison.
No life without Sun
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.