Friday, November 13, 2009
Aisa bhi hota hai
Having woken up late, I decided to catch the office bus today instead of taking an auto. I wasn't sure though if I was late because I had forgotten to wear my watch and did not want to check my cell. Still decided to take my chance. The bus stop is some distance away from home though, so when a shared auto stopped by, I got in specifying where I needed to get down. While we were on our way, I noticed a bus similar to the office bus so I told the autowala to please hurry up and follow that bus. Right then however, the two other people in the auto decided to get down, so I was afraid that the delay would slow me down and I'd miss the bus. The autowala, however, drove pretty fast and just as the bus was beginning to leave, brought the auto to a halt right in front of the bus. I was feeling guilty at stopping the bus in this way as it is, so I just thrust ten rupees in the autowala's hand and got into the bus. I found an empty seat and settled myself into it wondering why the bus still wasn't moving and why there was some conversation going on in the front of the bus. I thought the driver was probably arguing with someone on the road. I peeped into the aisle and realized that the autowala was trying to return the change to me, a 5 rupee coin was passed by passenger to passenger until it reached me. And I smiled.
bwawheed by Argentyne at 8:19 PM