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Monday, 18 September 2017

Kidding Around. (Daily Commute #3)




Hello Readers! I hope you're enjoying the Daily Commute series as much as I am! Just like Monday Moments, it gives me something to look forward to on a Monday. If you have any funny or weird or awkward stories to share, feel free! This one's about a naughty kid I saw the other day in the metro!





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It was another Friday evening. I wonder how my stories revolve around Fridays so much? Probably because I have to post on Monday? Perhaps! So, as usual, I was hustling my way on the metro. Usually, I don't like to stand in the doorway. I go all the way in. Unlike railways, it's really difficult to observe people in the metro. They are brightly lit. Population is less savage & more civilised. So, you can't just stare at people under the pretext of observation for a lit blog series!

Anyway, inside, there was a lady with a small child sitting. I stood in front of them as there wasn't any space elsewhere. The girl was around 5 or 6 years? I have no idea, I can never guess the age of children! She was fair & had the most beautiful curly hair tied into a ponytail. But, her hair around forehead was kind of loose & looked gloriously messy! She had large black eyes which hinted a sense of mischief, no doubt. She was wearing a two-piece pink top & pink leggings, which she totally rocked! Children these days have the most fashionable clothes! And, there I was wearing another All-Black outfit; black tee with black jeans! (I love it, though.)

Once the crowd in the metro cleared out, I got space to sit next to the little girl. But, what she saw was an open stage. She began to run up & down in the tiny space. There's this pole at multiple places to cling to for support. She clasped it for dear life & didn't let it go until the ride was over! She was swinging round & round it! Giving all of us tired folks, her best moves. She was one action-packed entertainer, I'd say! She even hit her head, but nothing bothered her. She enjoyed the attention. All eyes were on her! It was such a blast!


On days like these, I try not to think whether I was such a cool kid or shy even then. I try not to think whether she will be this happy when she grows up & this bold to live her life to the extent. I try not to think so much, because you never know. So, just for once, I enjoyed the little girl having fun, in that little moment. I made myself happy by watching her happy, on the commute, for a matter of few minutes and that's what it takes!

10 comments:

  1. Such little encounters really give us a precious collection of memories...

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  2. Saw many kids like this on my years of rides on the subway! At time I would feel anxious if they're parents weren't watching out for them, but they were a joy to watch!

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  3. These small encounters in life reminds us that being a child, careless and happy, is the only way to get through life. I used to love commuting to work as I used to enjoy these small encounters. :)

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  4. Kids always make life so enjoyable. I wish adults found more joy than annoyance in them here in America.

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  5. This is so sweet. It's always fun to watch kids. I was always the shy kid.

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  6. I'm sure you see a lot of entertainment on your commute. Sometimes when I'm not with my kids and see other people's kids doing something it also makes me smile.

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  7. I love watching kids with their individual personalities when they think no one is looking. So much truth!

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  8. There are time I stop my rushing around life and just watch some child play - with a toy at the store or a float at the pool - it reminds me how simple and good life can be. Its a shame as grownups we just can't go back to those days.

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  9. I love watching little ones play. Such innocence. When mine were little they would play like this too. Seeking that well deserved attention. Thank you for sharing such a lovely story.

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