There is something about social media that gives us the power of judging people for absolutely no reason whatsoever. It does not take a lot to outrage millions of people out on the social media. A wrongful move is all that people see. Your side of the story simply goes to the trash.
A similar incident happened with someone, the internet knows as the ‘Fastest Cashier Lady’. This video of her slowly counting notes went viral. But what you can see here is only one side of the story.
This video caused a massive outrage on social media with some 14 million views and 200,000 shares. When an activist Kundan Srivastava stumbled upon it, he was determined to put forward the lady’s side of the story. He expressed his anger, concern and the heartbreaking story of Mrs Premlata Shinde in a Facebook post.
She is Premlata Shinde, retiring in Feb 2017 from ‘Bank of Maharashtra’, Pune. So far she has survived a paralysis stroke and 2 heart attacks. She had just resumed her duties after a prolonged duration of leave for treatment. She has enough leaves stocked up that she can avail them and continue getting paid at home till her retirement. But, she wants to finish her service period honorably. So her branch staff set up an extra cash counter just so she can work at her own pace while customers can continue getting the service at the usual counter.
But some unaware customer ended up at that counter and made this video. Also, her husband is no more and her only son lives abroad with wife and child and can only visit for limited duration. It is said that she has undergone most of her medical treatment by herself.
Hats off to all the women of our nation who are striving and working hard making all our lives and our nation move ahead.
Kundan clearly states that making a video of Mrs Premlata Shinde was a violation of her personal space and was done without consent. It has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. If her story also goes viral, people will know that judging a book by its cover is the greatest mistake one can do.
You can also read Kundan’s entire post here.