and since I crossed the 30 mark, I am entitled to write about the youth of today…
I often hear people telling about how our generation or even the next (I think there is a generation gap every 7-10 years) is rude, dont care about elders, dont bother about anyone etc etc…of course there are exceptions and the whole point of this post is to get those exceptions in the lime light..again these are from personal experiences and I must admit I come out pretty mighty impressed!
I am carrying R on my hip, her bag, my bag and her water bag as we get off the BEST bus in my bus stop when R’s bag falls from my shoulder…
RM: R, get your bag up na
R doesnt understand..she is confused
I see a young boy definitely in college, standing behind me, carefully pick up the strap of the bag, bring it up to my shoulders and give a super sweet smile to R…
I dont think she understood, thats why I did it…he says smiling at R and me
and I am happy 🙂
I have taken R by the mumbai locals not during peak hours, but definitely in crowds where I have had no place to sit…one such time, I am standing with her in my hip and my backpack on my shoulders..when two college girls ask me
should we take her in our laps?
RM: I am not sure she will come
Girl: I will get up..you sit with her
RM: No its okie
Girl: arey its really okie…you sit…you cant carry everything right?
And I sit down…see…college going, and yet so much manners
I am waiting for R’s bus along with R at the bus stop and there are these two college kids waiting to catch a rick..after a lot of effort they get one and they get in…suddenly the girl turns and looks at me and says ‘should we drop you anywhere, she shouldnt be late for school’
I am pretty surprised and say no we are waiting for the school bus thank you
they both wave to R and get going..now thats super nice manners aint it?
I am shopping for some ear rings for RD’s friend when I see two college girls coming towards the shop laughing about something….an old lady is walking in their way..they try to cross her but are not able to…and then one of the girls say’ excuse me aunty java desho (excuse me aunty, can you let us go)
Aunty: oh sorry
Girl: its okie aunty…just that we have to catch the bus otherwise we wouldnt have bothered you
I think it was really sweet of them 🙂
On a completely different note….whats happening I ask…what exactly is happening to the Mumbai weather!!!!!
Its raining…it rained like crazy day before yesterday and even yesterday evening…I mean isnt Navratri over and Diwali round the corner…did the Rain Gods forget to go somewhere and decide to stay here till the Metro got done…I hope not because apparently the Metro has been postponed to Sept 2012 now…Bhagwan baas yeh baarish bandh kara dijeye please!
RM messages RD: Its raining like crazy, I dont even have an umbrella, can you pick me up if I call you?
RD: Yes I will
See…the advantages of getting married!
and oh we ended up eating a vada pav each..what
RD the weather demanded it 🙂