Monday, August 02, 2004

Crossing the road

A woman with a toddler in her left arm and giving her right hand to a 6 or 7 year old child is on the other side of the road. It is raining and we are boarding the bus which just pulled in at the bus stop. The next one is in an hour and she is missing it. She is yelling and it seems for a moment that she is going to try to cross the road despite the heavy traffic. There are six lanes and cars are speeding down on the straight stretch.
Luckily for her, one of the passengers heard her and alerts the bus driver who stops the bus. We are waiting for her. She sees the bus on the side of the road and her behavior change is striking. All sense of urgency is gone and she makes her way slowly to the bus.


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