This post is based on an incident - which happened just 20 minutes back. [Bragging included]
I was coming from the city, in the train, talking to a friend over phone. I was sitting in the last seat of one of the compartments of the train.
There was a Turkish family, with a kid, on the other end (front end) of the same compartment. At one station, when the train was stopped, the little kid (perhaps 4 years old) started running towards the backside of the compartment.
|The compartment was more or less empty and she could run quite fast. [The picture shows the empty compartment after most people got down. The kid was at the far end and I was at the place from where I've taken the picture]|
Seeing her starting to run, I knew that she would fall very badly if the train starts to move. The trains here have very good acceleration and it would really push her towards the backside of the compartment.
And on top of her running, when the push comes, she would have a pretty bad fall. I was sure.
The train started to gain speed.
I myself didn't know that I jumped from my seat and ran towards her. Well, I wasn't quick enough... She, kind of, was thrown by the push and fell just two feet in front of me.
But even before she realised that she fell, I had taken her. Just behind her was her father and I handed her over to him.
When I came back, the three people who were sitting around me were looking (staring) at me. Then I remembered that I had had my iPod on my lap. I hadn't even thought about it... it was lying somewhere (switched off). I was worried for a moment that it was damaged. Fortunately, it was working! :)
The surprising thing is that, when I usually ride my bike, I hold the iPod in my hand and always think - if I happen to have a fall/accident, make sure that only I get hurt; not the iPod.
Today in that reflex action, I didn't even think about it! Isn't it amazing?
And, when the family got out of the train, her mom and dad made her say good-bye to me and she waved her hands. It did indeed make me very happy. :) .. That's probably more than what I wanted!
Sometimes you need only small things to make you happy! :)
Signing off, Sands.
PS: Again accused of writing cryptic stuff. I hope that this one was not that bad. :)