It was another of those hectic days. I took the night bus back to cochin, today, as I had quite a lot of work to be completed by the next day. The bus played some stupid movie as usual, denying me good sleep for two and a half hours. And After the movie was over, there was this man behind me, obviously drunk, who denied me sleep for the next half hour.
I tried counting from one to hundred, and then back, tried imagining a lot of stuff, and somehow got some sleep. And it didnt last long.
A sudden screach, a sudden stop. The bus halted with a loud noise. As I looked around, I could see people getting out. And as I looked outside, i could see some wires hanging outside. And as I ran to the front of the bus I got the bigger picture.
The bus has crashed into a post. And dragged it to quite some distance. No, two posts. It was live wire all over the bus. I could see the sparks, i could hear them. Surprisingly, there was no panic, no fear. Everyone was calm. I took my bag, jumped out. The bus was badly hit. there was live wire all around.
About 5 feet from the bus, was this pit, deep enough. Deep enough to overturn the bus. Had the bus taken a second more to stop, we would all be ovrturned, with live wire all over us. Hmmm...
Still... Where is the panic??
Five more minutes, and people were talking to each other. The drunk man was a great time pass, talking silly things and people enjoyed. Some blamed the bus driver, some blamed the road. Some were worried about reaching the destination in time. No one seems to bother that we were all lucky to be alive to reach the destination.
An Accident like this should, invoke some kind of shock, I Guess. Like when I had my first accident. Surprisingly, That was not the case. There were, for sure , many shaken passengers, who were quiet, and many, who were irritated.
Was I excited? I guess I was. I was excited to tell people I had an accident. I was excited to have something happening like this, around me. It seemed to be refreshing. It seemed to be the change that I desperately wanted. I seemed to be a bit happier.
Dont know If that would be the same, if I had a serious injury. If I became disabled. Or, if some of my fellow passengers had an injury. But here I am, still excited about the event.
The title of this post.