1844. Boarding the train

Here I am quietly awaiting the arrival of my train and minding my own business. People keep getting too close to me. Don’t they understand that we have been asked to distance ourselves for several meters away from each person? Some people have no regard for public safety or the well-being of others. It’s typical of the modern society in which we live.

It’ll be the same when the train arrives. Everyone will push and shove, and the carriage will be like a can of sardines with as many people as possible stuffed into a confined space. I’ve a good mind to scream out “FIRE! FIRE!” That should set the people running in all directions and I would get the whole train carriage to myself. In fact, I will.

“FIRE! FIRE!”

“FIRE! FIRE!”

Everyone just looked at me like I was a nut case. It didn’t have the slightest effect.

And now I’ve missed my train.

20 thoughts on “1844. Boarding the train

      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        That would be good. If people are on me in a grocery store…a clearing of the throat is enough for them to back off…no I’m not above using it.

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        1. Bruce G. Post author

          I just had the most ridiculous experience of buying groceries and swiping my card (that gives discounts – if you have such a thing). It kept saying “The card failed to read” so I asked the assistant who said she would type the card number in. I went to hand her the card – Oh the fuss! I had to place it on the table. She bean to type. Then she requested that I turn the card over. She typed. Then she requested that I turn the card over again. I said “It doesn’t matter – my card is perfectly clean”. So I took the card and stuff it down the front of my jeans and walked out.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max)

            It’s not worth any kind of discount is it? This surface thing is getting crazy. You should have licked it and put it back down again.
            My friend went to a restaurant and they took his temp when he was sitting at the table.

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  1. umashankar

    That was a reality check for the protagonist. There are times when travelling carries more points than being alive. Incidentally, Mumbai suburban rail service is still under suspension, but you have captured the average situation just the same.

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