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A Teacher in a Bus

A Teacher in a Bus

April 21, 2017:
At around 8:30 a.m., I was sitting in a bus at Phagwara Bus Stand where it was waiting for other passengers to occupy the seats.
I was busy reading 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' when a teacher came and sat down next to me.
My focus was completely on reading a book but still I couldn't resist myself to look on my left side at least for a second.
As it was a micro-second glance so I sensed that there was a little redness on her arm.
I suspected that it was blood.
The white colored-earphones in her ear restricted me not to utter a word so I simply gave her a gesture that her arm was bleeding. She started searching for something from her bag and I thought of giving my handkerchief to her but put that thought away, thinking it might appear cheezy.

Meanwhile, she put out a cotton from her bag and started rubbing it on her elbow's wound.
I wanted to to ask how it occured but again, her earphones were the guard.
Since then onwards, she kept the cotton on the wound for more than 10 minutes which kept one of her hands stuck for long.

I started wondering that I must not have told her as she might have been able to change tracks at least, if she wasn't aware of it.

To my surprise, the blood was still coming out, so I decided to ask, "How did it occur?"
"From the edge of the bus", she replied.
Finally, I got a sigh of relief and continued reading the concept of Energy Leaks in 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari'.
Few minutes were still left for the journey to be over and I was still into wondering whether I must ask any further question from her. Meanwhile, I noticed the wind coming from the window was giving a little trouble to her hair so I decided to close the window and she felt better from her struggle of flying hair. By this time, we reached LPU.

Moral: From this incident, I realized how suddenly we shift our attention to small mishappenings more from all other best things of the world.
What did you learn by reading this experience?

Please share your learnings in terms of your own opinion.

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