12 September 2008

Fire, fight and then... (something) ;)

It is going to rain in sometime. I have to leave soon - before it pours. After reading an article, my mouth is watering .. to have some steak. In the article, somebody (important) has asked everyone to reduce meat intake for reducing Global warming (what an obedient citizen I am!!). So, before it pours, I even have to go to the supermarket!

Before I go to the main topic: Do you even know what is the connection between eating meat and global warming? It is something worth knowing. Simplest thing to think is production = warming. But in case of cattle, think about the gases from the faeces. :)

Now, back to track - to the title.

I had been in the city today. I got stuck in one railway station, as there was some fire in one of the railway lines. (I hope things are fine now).

So, after waiting for sometime, I decided to take the tram. The tram was fully packed. I had to stand near the door of the tram (which will be closed/locked safely before the tram starts). The crowd was just increasing owing to the railway problem.

Then came in an old man (65-70). He suggested/requested (very decently) to others to move in a little inside, so that more people could get in. I was shocked to see that this was received with anger and protest from 3 other passengers.

They were a young man, a young lady and a little old lady. They started scolding this old man. They shouted, there is no more space inside. They told him to get out of the tram. Well, this young man used pretty nasty language, very disrespectful.

Finally, I raised my voice to help this old fellow. For the first time - an argument in German. I stressed only this much - If one really wants, there is space there to move further. Well, it didn't work. :(

I am at least happy that I didn't leave the old man alone even though my effort was fruitless.

Why don't many people give respect to their fellow beings? Haven't they heard about "Give and Take Respect"? We once had a chapter in German classes - about civil-courage/duties. Just as we learned in the book, no single person raised voice against this!

Another topic: There is a blogger who interests me a lot lately (more than lately). For some unknown reason, I like her - in fact more than a little. She blogs from Dubai. Is this mere curiosity? or something else????? I don't know -- but some_thing! :) [She reads my blog too. She would read this too. I hope that she wouldn't decide to stop coming to me. Knowing her a little, I know what she might think, but I won't say it here! :)]

Going home.. for a wonderful weekend, Sands.

PS: There was an awesome beautiful girl with some luggage and all... who must have got in to the tram, unless for the heavy luggage. I would stayed with her till the next tram and would have happily helped her with the luggage unless for an appointment and my punctuality! (She was simply adorable!)

PS2: An old puzzle came to my mind after writing about the old person and beautiful girl. Read it below.

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus

  • An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
  • An old friend who once saved your life.
  • The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Knowing that there can only be one passenger (driver is driver) in your car, what would you do?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most people usually forget about the "give" part... [Give and take respect]

And what is the answer for the puzzle.. :)

Vivek.

A Liberated Soul said...

I would pick my friend who saved my life before. Cos I don't like the past and I don't completely believe in future predicted. Which means, the old lady could still die if I help her and the perfect partner could turn out different too. So live in present and save the one who would be there with u today.

Oh wow! I have a good explanation.

asha said...

I kno the right answer for the puzzle.. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, I just forgot to put my answer...

Hmmm.. I may let the friend take the car along with the dieing lady (after all, he proved how good he is in saving lives). And I prefer giving company to the beautiful girl (The weather and time sounds great to spend time with a girl and probably create an impression in her mind).. WAT SAY?? :D

Vivek.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

@Vivek
True .. very true...

@Soul
Sorry, your answer is wrong. :(

@Asha
How/Why should I trust you?

@Vivek
Perfectly fine. This is the correct answer.

Two other persons had already given the solution on the next day of publication - "The Redgirl" and "Her Miscellany" from my blog list.

The answer: "well, answer's pretty easy
i let the friend drive the old lady home/to a hospital/wherever
and stay with the love-of-my-life person in the bus station
"