The saying used to be Pen is mightier than sword, but for a woman, a pin is mightier than a sword? Wondering why? I will tell you a story.. An incident involving a guy, and a girl in a night bus with of course a pin playing the lead role!
The situation is as follows… Girl decides to travel to Kerala from Bangalore and ends up getting her seat next to a guy, who looked ‘decent’.. so she decided not to switch seats next to an another lady like she does usually would. So she sat there waiting for the bus to leave. The crowd who came to see her off had left so she had no one to talk to and that seemed to be the case with the guy as well.. so they set off talking on the surface, not disclosing any information about their lives in Kerala…. Bus started leaving and soon they fell asleep..
The girl was deep asleep, dreaming of makeup, clothes, perfumes, hot guys, the usual girly stuff, when she feels it. A hand; it was gently caressing her; the grip became tighter by the second. Was she just dreaming or was it for real? Her sub-conscious mind couldn’t figure out.. She opens her eyes gently just to come to senses and lo the hand was still there… What should she do now?
1> Create a ruckus and wake up fellow passengers and complain?
2> Get up silently walk to the conductor and tell him what happened?
3> Speak to the guy directly tell him not to do what he is doing?
4> None of the above… (Something else of course)
If you selected 1, the fellow passengers will crib of waking them up from sleep. The fellow next to you will deny all accusations and he will get away with it, as he looks ‘decent’. So bad idea!
If you selected 2, the conductor if awake, may or may not take her seriously. He might even give her that look, which penetrate one’s clothes. Okay, in case he bothers to come and ask the guy, there will be noise, fellow passengers will wake up and even comments like, “because she dressed so,” will come up (even though she was wearing a ‘proper’ top with jeans). Bad idea again.
Option 3, he will deny doing any such thing, and blame you for imagining things and might repeat it again when she go to sleep. Boo again
So what is a lone girl supposed to do? Well here is a part I missed out.. The girl in question had long hair and she uses a hair pin to tie it up in a neat bun…. That’s her weapon in distress, she takes it out, pokes (jabs) the guy (hard) and then goes back to sleep.. If he decides to scream people will shout at him, after all why would a girl poke anyone with a hair pin? 😛
Moral: If you are a guy — Stay away from girls when in a journey. They are armed (dangerous) and have license to kill.. Like Bond!
If you a girl — Pin is mightier than sword!
PS: I wasn’t the guy in the story, in case you thought so. And the girl in question is not my girl friend either just one of my close friends!