Sunday, 28 August 2016

At the bust stop.

Last night I was awaiting a late night bus home. Sitting not in the line of people waiting but back against the wall there was a young man sitting in a wheelchair. He was sitting very quietly just watching people either heading moving on to something beginning late or like me heading home.

It being festival time the streets were busy with people many intent on catching the busy buses home.

The bus appeared round the corner and there was a surge as people pressed forward to make sure they got on. Once all the seats are taken the bus driver no longer allows passengers to board the bus so it is important to be there on time. There are of course always those people who do not believe in waiting their turn. Last night was no exception.

As the young man in the wheelchair began to move forward there was a belly of pushing people. Just as I was about to move forward to help him get onto the bus an old lady with a loud and powerful voice shouted out, " Wait minute you lot this young man was here long before any of you."

At that a young lady helped him on board, before the telly of pushing recommenced.

Sadly all too often the case of the old saying, "Man mind thyself." Sadly that often means mind nobody else. 

There is another true incident that happened on a bus journey. 

A 24 year old boy was travelling in a train with his father,  seeing out from the train’s window he shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

The dad smiled. 

A young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behaviour with pity.

 Suddenly he again exclaimed, “Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The young couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man, “Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”They were wondering why this old man was doing nothing about the boys excited behaviour.

The old man smiled and said, 

“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes a few weeks ago and this is his first journey on a train since his operation.

Every single person on the planet has a story. 

We should not  judge people before you truly know them. 

The truth just  might surprise you.

have a great day.  The abstract painting is not the bus belly but a cheerful gathering.  

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