Wednesday morning I had my lazy version out and I was snoozing my alarm by every 5 minutes until I saw the time and it was time to scream and jump out of bed and start the brushing and rushing routine. I almost ran to catch my metro just to know there was a problem in track and there was no metro for another 20 minutes at least , so I knew that it was Murphy’s day and his rules were playing on,
Murphy how genious you were !
- Everything takes longer than you think.
- Everything takes longer than it takes.
- Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
So I saw more and more people swarming in the metro station every 5 minutes and soon it was packed with angry faces all around, one of them was mine too 😛
After waiting for 30 minutes , finally a metro arrived! A sigh of relief and some smiles around. As soon as I moved forward to step in, there was an announcement saying ‘this metro has some problem and needs to be vacated ! ‘ , so the people inside also came out to join us with even more angrier faces .
After 10 minutes we had another metro but already packed with people! I tried to enter but I was pushed out by people.OKAY,alright , I tried again and I was pushed back again, so I tried hard third time but I was pushed back with even more strength until the door closed automatically on my face!
So I stood there to see the metro leaving ! I know I looked funny then ! My husband had a nice laugh already when I told him what happened that day and he is laughing again that I even made a post about it 🙂
Coming back to my story I was then waiting for next metro which gave me enough time to calm down ,I didn’t feel rush or hurry anymore because I was already late.A little late or too late is any way late! I suddenly remembered my everyday commuting with Delhi metro for almost 2 years,the incident pushed me back to old memories ! Busy metro stations , lines to get in metros, pushing people ,rushing people,some angry faces having bad day,others listening to Radio Mirchi or their playlists, some chatting in their phones and remaining peeking into their neighbour’s phones! .Waiting for next metro in Delhi in hope of less crowd was a waste of thoughts as the metro could be more packed but not less 😛 I was mostly standing in ladies compartment and sometimes traveling with my foot on somebody else’s feet,embarrassed to look up into other’s eyes but to be surprised to see a smiling face saying ”It is alright,don’t worry .This is Delhi Metro.”
Human beings are same everywhere and so are their reactions! As soon as we had crowd in metro station here, there was no rule! only chaos to rush in the metro first ! or I would say the reactions were stronger here compared to India because people in Belgium are not habitual to seeing so many people or travelling this way! Some were almost in panic and overwhelmed! We do not know how we will react to a certain situation until it arises and I exactly saw it there!
so Murphy’s day was over that day with some observational human and self analysis !
Ending with another of his law:
Smile ,Tomorrow can be worse
(donot kill me for this one :P)