It was a hot sunny day but that was no reason for me to not attend that meeting. I booked my cab as usual and put all important papers in my bag. My phone beeped once. It was my message tone hence I understood that the cab has arrived. I could see a car standing on my gate.
I hurriedly entered into and sat on the seat. I could feel the nice smell of perfume in the car. . I could see the young , smart guy sitting on the driving seat, nicely dressed up. He confirmed the destination from me. As he got the confirmation, he pressed his foot which was on the race immediately.
After few minutes,he got a call from someone. He was giving some kind of suggestion. The way he was explaining the things , gave a hint that he was well educated and had good knowledge of his subject. Out of curiosity I started the conversation with him.
“Since how long you driving cab ?”
“Last month only ! Any problem mam ?”
May be he thought he was driving rough.
“No no…. ! ” perfectly fine.
“Are you from here only ?”
“No mam , I am from near by village ”
A silence persist for sometime and his voice broke that silence as if he had lot in his mind which he wanted to share .
“Actually Mam, my father has very good business there in village. We are having our own shop. The best is ours is the best shop to buy footwear and the only shop in the village.”
“Uhh! Great ! Then why did you not helped your father in the business ” I was little afraid too as I had no right to ask something personal .
He made an eye constant through the mirror on the top and started
“Actually, Mam I don’t like to sit on the shop throughout the day. Being a single boy in the family my father wanted me to join bussiness , not a job in far away city.
Moreover , for me , sitting with him all day long and listening to his talks is very difficult for me.
So I decided to drive for Uber. Atleast I Can get a chance to move around the city and not to be answerable to all his questions. “
“Are you happy with this job ? I mean there must be lot of profit in your business as you are telling me ? Isn’t?” I smiled
He laughed ” May be ! But I am enjoying this too at this moment. May be later I think about it.”
He was comfortably replying me so , I asked one more immediately.
“What is qualification ? as I really wanted to know.
“I have done engineering. “
His answer left me in the deep waters of thoughts. I couldn’t relate how can a boy who has done engineering be a cab driver. The parents who had spent the money on the education of their child are now not letting him to do the job as per his qualification? Is running a family business is wrong ? Or the young generation want to run away from the families ? May be he wanted to explore the city life ? I am still not been able to find the right decision . This ride of life will remain with me as an mystery of young life.
What do you think could be the reason for his this decision? In your opinion why this young man would have this decision? Are you agree ?
Ms Arora ??
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