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The race to the seat

The metro doors open and the race to that one almost empty seat begins. For those who are already sitting, they get to witness the battle of the millennium. There are no rules that are obeyed neither does anybody care about social etiquettes. First they push, then when somebody gets closer to the seat than them; they pull and finally when somebody else gets the seat, they angrily stare. And this happens EVERY time a seat gets vacant. The British throne would perhaps fall second to the much coveted metro seat!

That is my seat you are looking at!

That is my seat you are looking at!

You will get up, you will get up not

If anybody stares at you in the creepiest way possible while you’re sitting in the metro, it’s probably because they are trying to figure out when you will get up. From taking off your earphones, to taking out your metro card, everything gives them clues as to exactly when you will get up and they are ready to take your seat when you do so. A few months of practice and you become a pro at this!

So..when are you getting up?

So..when are you getting up?

I see 1mm of space, please shift!

No matter how non existent the space between two people is, the people standing don’t want it to go waste and so, they manage to squeeze into that tiny space which I am sure wouldn’t even fit a mouse forget a human. And the pleading expressions on their face obviously imply that you can’t say no.

For the Love of God please shift

For the Love of God please shift

Oh, those loud phone calls

These are the most dreaded parts of a metro journey. Those loud phone calls make you wonder whether they are directly talking to someone from the next state rather than into their phone. Yes, they are loud and no, they don’t care. And in the course of their conversation you get to know everything about them, starting from their family, jobs and maybe even the movie that they last watched. So much information in just one metro journey…Phew!

We know what you are eating for dinner and we all are very excited!

We know what you are eating for dinner and we all are very excited!

The unwanted male attention

No matter what a girl is wearing or what she looks like, she is bound to get one minute worth of stare from every guy in the compartment. And god save her if she is attractive. With nothing else to do on a boring metro ride, admiring a girl seems like an interesting thing to do. Right, guys?

look a Girl!

look a Girl!

The peepers

Remember the creepy feeling when somebody breathes down your neck? You will experience the same feeling all over again in the metro when you are innocently texting on your phone. Prying eyes from both sides will track each word that you type or receive. By the end of it you will realise that your metro neighbours invaded your privacy more than your own mother ever did!

Keep your eyes away, please?!

Keep your eyes away, please?!

The big struggle to get out

By the time it’s time for you to finally get out of the metro, it will be so crowded that the prospect of treading those few metres of space will make you want to just stay where you are. The trick here is to stand up, somehow manage to find your way to the middle of the metro and then leave it to the crowd to carry you outside when the gates open. Yes, that works. Tried and tested!

Let me out of those gates!

Let me out of those gates!

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