August 17th, 2015
Image and article source: D for Delhi
If you are a woman aren’t you supposed to follow the rules meant for everyone?
That’s one question which I would ask with this post.
The two females in this post were eating their packed junk food. It’s prohibited to eat food in Delhi metro. But yes, these small rules can be overlooked at times.
But not in this case. Five minutes before they started eating their packed meals , their seats were occupied by two labourers who were returning from their everyday work.
The tone in which these two females shouted and abused these two guys to get up from women’s reserved seats was highly insulting as everyone around the place noticed it.
These poor fellows got up without saying a word and the ladies sat down for a comfortable gossip about the shopping that they did today, took out their McDonalds meal and started eating when a young guy pointed out, “Eating is prohibited in Delhi metro”. Their reaction to that guy’s remark was, “Mind your own business and don’t tell us the rules”. The guy was very decent in making these girls notice the rules and was highly mannered when he did that , but their reaction made one more guy, that is me, to say the same, that if they could make two guys stand up saying it’s a rule , then they must also follow the rules by not eating there.
And again their reply was, “Nobody should tell us what to do”, to which a man who was travelling with his family said the same, “Beta they are saying the right thing , if you can make people get up because of a rule , you should also not eat and follow the other rules.”
There were murmurs around in support and then I clicked their picture to which their reaction was “How dare you click a picture, it’s illegal and I will get you into police custody.” My reply, “I will accompany you to the police if you want”.
Be it a male or a female what is wrong is wrong for everyone.
Follow the rules and stay happy !! Cheers !