Thursday, August 20, 2009

kNoWn...bUt yEt a sTrAnGeR...


Almost 10 years back...

She was in a hurry...she had to catch the train to reach Pune on time. it was already late. She picked up her handbag and said started to the rikshaw which was waiting outside.

she had to travel almost 4 hours to reach Pune from Bombay. She rushed to the ticket counter to get the ticket. Luckily there wasn't much of Q'.



She boarded the train but somethin seemed odd. The train was vacant than usual. Did she board the wrong train? Kinda No...for she boarded a Shatabdi train n there was no General Compartment. But luckily it was goin via Pune. She don usually panic in any situation n so she did then too. She had enough money to pay the fine. She waited for the TTR to come so that she could get the tickets soon without makin this an issue.


TTR came to her and asked her the ticket. She had kept the money ready, which she knew he eventually would ask and the unobvious happened. He dint ask for the money, but her name. Thinkin it maybe for the records, she said her name. Then he wanted to know where she stayed. She went panicking. The train (at least her compartment) was vacant and the train would only stop at Pune railway station. But she knew she ought to control the situation, for he could make this worse (cuz she dint hav the reserved ticket) and the train had to pass thru many tunnels...

He insisted her to call her 'Uncle' n his intentions were very clear to her but she couldnt help it. He asked her address in Pune for which she gave the fake one. He went so defensive when she asked his name or any details about him. (Tat proves his experience in this 'area'). Luckily she was sittin in the TTR - seat itself n it was a separate-from-other-seats seat. He compelled her to sit in some other seat cuz this was near the door. She kept on talkin with that guy n dint give a chance for him to talk. She stil wore a smile, yet panickin inside. She kept talkin for 4 hours continuously without even daring to go to the rest room.

Her most memorable moment this is. No girl could eva forget such an incident. i could feel the fear she had then for stil her voice shivers when she faced those moments when the train passed thru the tunnels stil talkin...

So, gals you be careful too... :)

Photo Credit: Kat Jackson / Image

1 comment:

Mystical Skeptical Me said...

Wow. I kinda shivered while reading this. I have traveled alone in trains and it is somehow scary to read about such incidents. Hats off to the talking girl.

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