However, much time I spend at my sister’s place, it always feels way too less. I was particularly tired today and I was not looking forward to the more than two hour Delhi Metro journey back home. As usual in my zombie mode, I crossed the barrier at the Vaishali Metro Station. I had a strolly and a handbag. Whenever I go to my sister’s place it is prudent to carry one because she always gives me way too many things to carry home!
I suddenly heard a mother calling out loud, “Hey come back, give me the card or else how would I get in?” The person she was calling out loud was this high, not more than my knee! She simply went under the barrier and walked off on the other side with the card! She was blissfully unaware that she was creating a ruskuss! She started running away towards the stairs, her mother looked on helplessly, still calling out loud and pleading.
I decided to take the matters in my hand. I left my strolly for a short while and I scooped up the kid. She was as light as a feather! For a while she was surprised and kept quiet while I started walking back to her mother.
Then I remembered my strolly. I didn’t wish it to vanish while I was busy with the child as apart from a few new dresses it had my laptop and my camera as well! So, I had a child in one hand and now a strolly in another.
When I reached the barrier I took the card from the kid’s hand and gave it to the mother. That proved to be my undoing. The kid went into the ferocious mode. She reached out with her little hands and started pulling my hairs. Once again I would not even feel the tug, but I had to put in a mock protest! By this time her mother was on the right side of the barrier and I deposited the howling and hair pulling baby to her safely. I cannot remember when I laughed so much while simply boarding a metro train! It is incidents like these that make the journey so much fun.
23 thoughts on “Another Delhi Metro Tale- A Child who Walked Away! #themetroproject”
What a lovely account Mridula. Life never ceases to amaze me, there is a story in every little thing!
Thanks for sharing my dear 🙂
Archana I laughed so much, the little kid first running away and then tugging at my hair! 😀
Loved it. Happiness lies in small things of life 🙂
I entirely agree with you Ravish. I laughed so much when she started pulling my hair!
Haha! Made me laugh as well…these little devils 🙂
She was certainly acting like a small cute devil then! 😀
Almost I am watching while reading your written post. You are a storyteller for sure.
Thank you Tushar.
Very interesting narrative and joyful ride 🙂
Thank you Gowtham.
I cannot remember when I laughed so much while simply boarding a metro train! Hahaha . It was You only otherwise some ladies gets very angry at this situation . Vaishali is my nearest metro station .
As a mother of a naughty, bundle of energetic 2 year old I can say on that woman’s part that you were an angel to her 😛 🙂
Roohi that poor woman was firmly stuck and needed someone to intervene. I know Chhavi is also capable of something like this, hence I didn’t hesitate even for a second! 😀
I cannot remember when I laughed so much while simply boarding a metro train! It is incidents like these that make the journey so much fun. very interesting.
Thank you Yogi!
Ha ha – great story! And I like the pretty pink pastel sky in your photo too.
Thank you so much Lady Fi. Kids can do amazing things!
Such a sweet story, Mridula.
If I were to have an episode like that, I’m sure I’d wish you were there. 😀
That is so nice of you Divya!
Great experience with great sense of humor. Your style of writing is so lucid and fluid.
Thank you so much Abhijit.
Simple yet written amazingly well. Miss my days in Delhi and daily commute to office by metro!
I agree with the last line “I cannot remember when I laughed so much while simply boarding a metro train!…” Ha ha .. small things which brighten up our day 🙂