Saturday, December 6, 2008

Spatial Courtrooms.

Yesterday when i had a choice of letting someone sit on my coveted and cleverly acquired metro seat long before my stop came, i looked at people as they got on different stations, and i put my conscience to work:
"The tall guy in shades and jeans definitely does not deserve this seat, the lady in suit might just, she looks weak, but so am i after a days work! The gentleman in kurta looks aged but he definitely is not a senior citizen ...ah yes then i find my source of gratitude, a woman with a few months old baby with her. She is the ONE i would leave my seat for."
I stood up and ensured i guarded the seat till she walked up till there seeing it having got empty and then realizing i had voluntarily emptied it long before my stop was even near, she shared a look of acknowledgment! Its funny how in everyday life inadvertently we assume role of judges, that too mostly in our own contextual causes. Be it giving money to a beggar, or buying something at the traffic signal becuase you feel the person genuinely, and thats genuinely to us, needs money. This judgmentalism, i don't say is objectionable. But how fair are we being when we assume the position of such moral judges will sheep-earlike wigs over our heads. Its just a thought, needs watering, manures and pruning. But then they all start as saplings...

1 comment:

Sonali Rath said...

yes very true ...but i hardly look back and think of situations when i had a seat to my self...but of course do sympathize my self when i hang my self on to the metro handles from the roof.....i think its the survival of the fittest....the point is having a seat and being judgmental is better than standing and doing the same for those who r seating...how i hate those funky looking ear pierced guys whose dressing sense are as random as their hair cuts...and swinging onto to the tunes of fm...i judge there ..i deserve more to be seated...than that crap out there...