After a couple of those disgusting looks and insulting phrases I reached the bus stand. The second most difficult thing was to wait for the bus; the bus was late and overcrowded than usual. I held my bag, checked my phone and boarded the bus. My eyes were searching for a place to sit, as I desperately wanted to rest my legs. Avoiding all the people who were barely standing inches from each other I managed to move near the ladies' seats.
To my very bad luck, there was no vacant seat; I looked around in vain and my eyes caught a sight of a man sitting on a ladies' seat. I tried to stand in his vision for him to show me his courtesy; the man looked up to me and carelessly looked at the other side. I was taken aback by his! I had already killed the man thrice in my mind, it was 5 minutes that I boarded the bus from Nehru Place and had been standing in front of him but he still didn't seem be polite enough to offer me that seat, which he had illegally occupied.
My cursing process stopped as I heard the conductor scream “ticket”; I handed him a 10 rupee note and asked for a single ticket! I hated that man for being so rude; I put on my earphones and stared out of the window, some minutes passed, it was Ashok Vihar arriving, I saw the man getting up, a “thank god” literally escaped my mouth, and to my disbelief the man stood up, got his black spectacles out from his shirt pocket, unfolded his walking stick and started to walk out of the crowd.
I felt disheartened and shameful; I hated myself more than I hated him a few minutes back as I realized it was not carelessness but helplessness; I felt disgusted as I saw the selfish ME! Some people helped him down the bus as my eyes got wet. I wanted to run down and apologize. But I just couldn’t; I stood there helpless. I have heard that we go to heaven for being good and hell for being bad. If some day I was sent to hell I would surely remember this day first!
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