A friend's 75+ year-old mother broke her hip the other day. Here's how.
She was at Solapur station, walking along the platform to catch a train. A young man suddenly leaped through a gap in the wall and ran across the platform, intent on catching his own train. He slammed right into my friend's mother. She fell on the platform and her hip broke.
She was in terrible pain. The person with her managed to get her into a car and took her to the hospital, but she says it was an excruciating nightmare. She is now at my friend's home in Bombay, recuperating.
And what of the young man?
He looked down at her, said "Sorry aunty" and rushed to catch his train.
November 30, 2010
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
What else he could have said? I mean he is in a rush to catch a train and collides with her.. she falls.. he apologises .. and continues with getting on the train.. how would he know that he is your friend's mother and how would he know that she has a broken hip?
Please enlighten us the great Dilip D' the poor souls like me are waiting..
"how would he know that she has a broken hip?"
possibly it is by seeing her in agony lying on ground??
Possibly yes, but if he was in a rush to catch his train, then that possibility does not arises..
"that possibility does not arises.."
as per my reading that is the point of this blog posting.
Kudos to you.. that you were enlightened so quickly.. by the great Dilip D'.. as for poor souls like me.. we still wait
I hope you have a good book to keep you company while you wait.
You are not talking about Roadrunner here.. are you?
Well.. then I guess I'll have to shell out my hard earned money.. before I get enlightened :-)
Reading your post, I felt that the young man might have not realized immediately the consequences of her fall, considering he was in a hurry. Not trying to defend him, but many people do not realize that consequences of a fall are much worse for aged people as compared to young people.
The other thing I realized reading your post (yet again) is that it is very scary to grow old. I don't want to grow old. :)
Post a Comment