Was in the train today, when the kid standing at the door was ABOUT to fall. I managed to grab his bag and pulled him in. The kid of course was grateful etc.
So I asked him
Me: Are you trying to prove a point standing on the footboard?
Me: Fighting cancer or something?
Me: Making a case for the downtrodden or the poor or the drought struck?
Kid: No. I didn’t know there was a drought
Me: Do you have parents or siblings?
Kid: Yes mom & dad work at (some bank) and 2 brothers in college
On hearing this, I totally lost it.
Me: THEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU STANDING AT THE DOOR FOR?
Kid: College ke liye late ho raha tha
Me: AND WHAT YOUR 5 MINUTES LATE OR 1 PERIOD LATE IN COLLEGE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR LIFE??? STUPID KID!
Kid: 🙁 sorry sir
Some passers by mumbled about how today’s generation / millenials have no value for their own life – but anyways maybe 25-30 years later he’ll take the opportunity to screech at some other stupid kid… maybe make a difference that way.
I didn’t note the kid’s details. Didn’t even ask his name. This was 11th of April 2016 around 8:50 AM.