Saturday, June 26, 2010

Little Gesture

Few of the days I go to office by bus. BMTC recently has done a amazing job of introducing new buses and bus routes and the public transport is not bad at all in Bangalore.

In Bangalore if take a bus at about 8-9AM in morning, school and college going kids form the major part of commuters. So yesterday when I was travelling I saw this two boys standing near the door, not that the bus was full, but I know these boys always stand at the door. In late teens, who look very light hearted and enjoying the fresh breeze, and probably the freedom that they might have got by entering the college from the tight regiment of school. They were full of life and totally careless.

Somehow I have never carried a great impressions of people standing next to door, I felt they always seemed to do it to check out girls and show off. But this impressions carried only till the next bus stand. As soon as bus stand came they would got out of the bus, and stood at each side of the door. As soon as Children would come to the last step to disembark the bus they would pick them up and make them jump, helping them with their bags and lunch bags and water bags. Kids would smile and they would love it. I can imagine, because I remember when I was young, I would hate the last step in bus, which would generally be significantly at bigger height, and if the bus moved slightly there was a fear of falling.

This activity was repeated at every bus stand that came, and they seemed to do it as if it was part of their job. They were converting a morning heavy polluted traffic bus ride of Bangalore in to a light, wonderful, full of smiles bus ride.

That made my day.

7 comments:

brocasarea said...

dealing with children is fun actually./...

डॉ .अनुराग said...

होता है उम्र हमें चीजों को देखने का नजरिया भी सिखाती है

Rashmi said...

hey thats a very sweet gesture....actually when we look around,amidst all the corruption and cynicism and ruthlessness,you can still find a few people who are kind hearted,sweet and helpful and that somehow restores your faith in humanity :)

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

that was really nice.. if everybody contributes a wee bit to help someone else, the world wud sure be a lot better place to live in

Pradeep said...

Very true... good observation. Actually they are the people who do lot of selfless service. Sadly not many people remember them, or speak of them.

nithya said...

GMH....thank you

Shashi said...

This post made my day too :-)