Goofy experiences aboard the Delhi Metro #iloveDilli
What are they doing? What are they doing? I looked on in disbelief as the two young men sitting opposite me in the Delhi Metro coach proceeded to be engaged in an activity that I have gladly left far behind in my childhood. Won’t keep you hanging…one of the young men was searching, with great concentration, the other young man’s head for lice! And then catching something and squishing it between his fingers!
I fought down the surge of panic. In my childhood, I had a perpetual lice problem and applying the dreaded smelly DDT and later the mild and often ineffective Mediker were Sunday rituals. I told myself these people were a full three feet away and surely, lice cannot jump that long!
Then my panic gave way to amusement. These two were oblivious of how bizarre their actions were. They were in their own world and acted as if weeding lice off each others’ hair on the Delhi Metro was the most natural thing in the world!
Just before this, an aunty had reached out on the platform and quickly pulled down my t-shirt because it had ridden up a bit; she did it as if she was personally shamed by my wardrobe mishap! Soon after the lice picking scene, two ‘senior citizen’ ladies with the blackest possible hair were discussing loudly across the aisle whether the footwear they were wearing was appropriate for the rainy weather, with one lady showing off her intelligence and pointing to her ‘boot’ repeatedly, which was in fact a rather run down sports shoe!
You want your set of goofy experiences people, just board the Delhi Metro anytime! The tickets aren’t too expensive and the entertainment is free!
Posted on August 19, 2013, in Travel & Experiences and tagged city life, Delhi Metro, inane, people. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
oh! Gosh such kinda thgs happ in Delhi Metro..weird bout the aunty trying to pull out ur tee..lol
i nearly jumped out of my skin when she did that. and after, she looked in the other direction 🙂
was it a brush while hopping on or some perverted mind at work?
no no! she deliberately came and pulled my tshirt down like i was her daughter or something. intentions were very good, just had no idea of personal space. she could have just told me to do it!
oh! In that way..quite funny though, no matter how much her intentions were good:)