Saturday, August 23, 2008
Guy @ the cab
It was one of the evenings and I was on the way back to my room after my morning shift. I got into the cab first and waiting for some other people also to my cab so that I can ask the driver to move. After some while, one guy came .he was on phone ...He sat on the front seat and continued his conversation. I am a kind of person who prefers to keep silence while traveling. Always try to find out new things in my way though it’s my regular route to the office. So I usually don’t care if someone is talking over phone next to me. Why coz I noticed him that he was also a malayalee and moreover he was talking like, no one else is there around him and he is absolutely alone with his phone and apart from him, no one else is a malayalee.
After few seconds, I got to understand that he is talking with his girlfriend…and after sometime, 2 more people joined us, so we became four in the cab. Then he was saying to his girlfriend that “hmm,cab niranju kavinju,ini eppol ethum ennu kandu ariyanam.” obviously, I didn’t like the comment. I thought of telling him “Saab,plz do mind that there may be another one who can understand your language” But how could I? He is 200% dedicated to his phone. Hmm... Ok...I let it off… -:)
After sometime, I realized that he is not just talking, but simply romancing with her(pacha malayalthil paranjal pancharayadikkuka). His pitch was so high that it overcame the volume of music played in the cab. We could clearly hear what all he is speaking. I got irritated. He was planning their honeymoon trip, the way of wedding video should look like, which are the songs to be included. I suppose she would be his fiancee .he was addressing her by her pet name. I heard many times “kuttaa nee kazhicho,nee urangiyo …”(:P).To be honest I cant write the whole dialogue sequence since they need censoring. I felt like laugh loudly, but, I didn’t…then also, I thought ok, he may not be getting enough time to speak with his girl. So let him speak.
But, no way, he prompted me to do something. he again commented on us by saying that,”hmm,avideyum ivideyumaayittu 2-3 ennam undu cabil.ithinyokke irakkiyittu njan eppozha chelluka?” I lost my control. I messaged my friend to call me and talk as if she called me to ask something. I asked the driver to stop the music, and then talked with her in Malayalam. I came to know that the other end sound became lower and then stopped completely. Then I too hang the phone. I could see his face and I really wish if you also could see him at that time. He was like paled and completely out of conscious. Not even single drop of blood is there on his face. If he got shocked this much, you could imagine, I guess, what kind of conversation he had. I couldn’t control my laughter and afraid whether I would . But I controlled my self coz I felt pity of him by seeing his paled and terrible face. After the other two people got down, we two were in the cab. Then I got another call so that he assured that am a malayalee and I guessed he might be fainted out….Then I got down. While closing the door, I looked at him and it was clearly written over my face that “boss, don’t think that the people around you are deaf and dumb so that you can speak out whatever you want to”. And am sure that he understood what I wanted to tell. -:)
Do you think that the way he behaved is the right one in the cab? I don’t. Coz, of course am admitting that it’s his personal life and he has the right to talk to his girlfriend/lover as the way he prefers. And others don’t have any rights to question them. But I believe, there are at times, when we need to take care of others who are surrounded to us, so that our personal things would be remain as personalized. I don’t think that my private details are needed to be shared by the public. But, nowadays, in this very busy life, we can’t assure that we will always be in a private place so that we can keep our personal things as secret. It may happen. Even though, I think its better we should take care of others, coz they may get irritated with our conversation.
I have gone through this type of experiences many times before. But this time I felt damn irritated. Coz the way he behaved as others are deaf ... I hope next time onwards, he will consider the people around him before going for a talk with his girlfriend. -:)_