And I Stand…Sunday, August 9, 2009 2:48
The Characters: The idiot, his friends, the innocent guy, and me
Here is the conversation:
His friends, ‘Who are you?’
Me, ‘I saw the accident.’
‘Do you know that guy?’
‘We’ll take care. You can leave now’
‘No, I’m not leaving until you let that innocent guy go. It was not his fault. Don’t you dare touch him!’
And I stood there fearless. Perhaps for the first time, I was taking on such a thing in life. I was standing for the right cause. I was ready for anything – maybe even a fist fight!
I had just got off the cab and was walking back home after a long day’s work. Our innocent guy (the one whom I was standing for) is happily riding his bike when suddenly Mr. Idiot comes from the wrong side and crashes into his bike.
Mr. Idiot is hurt badly and slaps our innocent guy even before he can realize what has just happened. Amazed? Well, this is Hyderabad! I’m sick and tired of seeing such madness almost every day.
Honestly, if I had enough guts, I would have loved to slap that idiot who made the mistake and then blamed it on our innocent guy. I wanted to do something to the injustice that was happening right in front of my eyes. The bad was ruling over the good!
I go and stand in between the idiot and innocent guy. I tell the idiot that it was his fault and he had no rights to touch the other person. This is when the idiot’s friends come into picture and the conversation happens.
I stood there until they let that innocent guy go. I stood there for a few more seconds to enjoy the happiness that came with that moment. This is the first time I had stood for the truth and a good cause.
Boy! I’m glad I did it! It was long due…