Speechless!!

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“John snow was in tears. His dad was having an attack & he was rushing him to the hospital. To make things worse the car in front of him was dillydallying on road. The careless driver was talking on mobile & driving at a leisurely pace unaware of the crisis John was in. As his Cab finally overtook the errant car in front of him John wanted to abuse the driver but got abused instead. Owing to the huge grief that was building in his heart John was not able to respond & he watched the errant driver with a tear in his eye speechless, helpless.”

It was a Friday & the weekend was approaching. John started cheerfully to work thinking of the weekend ahead. He didn’t have even the tiniest of the idea about the agony that he is going to face through the day. He got through the day’s work & as he was about to go to lunch he received a call. It was from his dad & he was having a heart attack. Having barely been able to speak he managed to convey the information and cut the call. John was petrified but managed to maintain his composure. He started to his dad’s workplace to get his dad and take him to hospital.

As he reached his dad’s workplace John managed to make his dad stand who was on the verge of collapsing. Thankfully there was a cab nearby. He got his dad into the cab with the help of the driver and they started to the hospital. Since the cab did not have a siren like a usual ambulance other drivers did not give way to the cab. Both the driver & John tried their best to inform the drivers & somehow managed to zoom past the traffic. All was well until they approached a white sedan.

Clearly the driver seem to be speaking on the phone as he drove. He was driving at a snail’s pace hardly bothered by the honking of John’s driver. He in turn abused the driver & continued to go even slower occupying the center of the road. The traffic was at its peak & therefore John’s driver was not able to overtake the sedan from the opposite direction. They lost precious minutes owing to this and the ordeal went on for another 10 minutes or so. For a patient suffering an attack these were invaluable minutes wasted. John took at a look at dad who was becoming more frail as each minutes passed.

Finally the driver managed to overtake the car & that’s where we come to opening scene.

“John snow was in tears. His dad was having an attack & he was rushing him to the hospital. To make things worse the car in front of him was dillydallying on road. The careless driver was talking on mobile & driving at a leisurely pace unaware of the crisis John was in. As his Cab finally overtook the errant car in front of him John wanted to abuse the driver but got abused instead. Owing to the huge grief that was building in his heart John was not able to respond & he watched the errant driver with a tear in his eye speechless, helpless.”

John is usually a very aggressive man & never tolerates rule breaking of any sorts. There have been cases where he had got into heated arguments with drivers who have skipped a signal but today was a totally different situation. His dad’s life was at stake & he simply let go of things concentrating on the important task at hand.

Thanks to brilliance of the driver who sensing the need went in a wrong route in a safe manner, they reached the hospital in another 5 minutes. John’s dad was admitted into the ICU & in front of his eyes things were being done to his dad which he had witnessed only in movies. The doctors were performing “Electric Cardio-version” to his dad. They were  trying their best to bring his dad back to life, resurrect him from the jaws of death. But Alas God had other plans and John’s dad breathed his last.Those 10 minutes wasted behind the ruthless & careless driver had costed john’s dad his life and imagine how much agony he would have undergone when the chief-doctor told him, we could have saved your dad had you come five minutes early.

Dear friends, this narration is based on a real life incident which my friend had encountered in his life. This might happen to anyone of us. We skip signals, drive car talking over phone hardly thinking about others on road. The X in this case was though not the major cause played a substantial role in john’s dad death. There might be lot of us who unknowingly are getting into the shoes of X. It might be as small as skipping a signal at a minor junction but it might have a big impact on someone else’s life. Going forward lets ensure we follow traffic rules & strive to make others follow the same at-least in our home. Lets ensure we teach our kids the same. Had Mr X done it that day John’s dad might have been with him but alas he has gone into the abyss deserting John & his family. A famous quote by Mahatma says “Be the Change you want to see in this world”. Lets be that change & try bring the same in others as well.

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“I follow Traffic rules & You”

 

 

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Published by: rangathecreator

I am a common man with the power to communicate. I am ardent reader of books, a Technophile. a public speaker and last but not least movie buff. I have also been a passionate toastmaster for the past 5 years and have attained the highest level of DTM. When I get time I also review movies and books constructively on my Fb page "RangaReviews". I have created this page to share my thoughts on topics that interest me and I believe will benefit others too. I am of the strong opinion that communication is a two way process and it has to happen between the communicator & receiver as well. Feel free to drop in your suggestions and thanks for spending your valuable time to read my posts.

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