As I sat in his Auto,
I knew I could have walked faster
But i still stayed on
Thinkin maybe it will get better
As I stepped into his Auto,
A lady stepped out,
She said with a lot of conviction
that I would regret the ride for sure..
The curious side of me got the better of me
So I got in being indifferent
Realising on the way that he was a bit senile
But then, who isn't??
I realised midway,
that he forgot to change the meter
So i politely asked him to do it
He said he couldn't care less about the meter
Now this was a bit fishy,
As I was wondering if what the lady said was true,
He was well above 60
And he drove like his age too
A 5 min journey took me a generous 15 mins
But I was not filled with regret
I guided him with directions from time to time
but he insisted he knew the way
Then when i stopped doing that
He asked me to show him the way
On the way, he cribbed about the passengers
and how inhuman are they
So what if his auto was a bit slow?
they still reached where they wanted to, didn't they?
As i listened patiently to all his misery,
A smile spread on my face
I was actually enjoying the conversation,
and how people did not give him exact change
As i left the Auto,
I paid him exact change
He said, " how come you have exact change?"
I said I dont wanna worsen your day
With that, I left the Auto,
Filled with a weird feeling of curiosity..
I wondered at how weird the man was
But then I thought, We all are, aren't we?