Describe a time when you heard a stranger talking over the phone
Everyone has a mobile phone these days. There are many instances when we can overhear the conversations of other people, especially in crowded or public places.
I remember one such instance when I heard someone talking over the phone and I couldn’t help but hear it. It was on a train journey from Delhi to Chandigarh, around 3-4 months ago. There was an old lady sitting next to me. Even though I was reading a book, I could figure out from her conversations that her children were calling her to enquire about her journey. Towards the end of the journey, she got a call again. It was from one of her children and she was talking about the pick-up arrangements from the railway station. I could understand from her conversation that the arrangements made by her children were canceled by the driver due to some reason. She was getting a little worried about how she would be able to get home. She was talking about not knowing how to use the Uber app on the phone. I decided to step in and help her with it. I offered to book the cab for her through the app. She gladly accepted and made me speak to her daughter. I explained where I live and that dropping her mother would be on the way. She was extremely grateful and thanked me for the help. When we reached, I booked a cab to drop her first and then me. She was very thankful and offered to pay for it. I politely declined. She gave me blessings and we exchanged our contact numbers. I always feel happy/content when I think about that day and being able to help someone.
Part 3 – Follow up Questions
1. Some people like talking on phones in public transport, what do you think about this situation?
Personally, I don’t mind people talking over phones in public transport. As long as their volume isn’t too high and disturbs the co-passengers, I don’t have issues with them. However, some people are too loud and become a nuisance for others. That is something I dislike a lot.
2. What are the bad effects of talking over a phone in public
It may inconvenience people around the place when someone is talking over phone in a public place. Places like museums, libraries and places of worship require peace and when someone talks over phone at such places, it is a nuisance.
3. Why do people always break the rules
Some people are careless by nature. Some break rules in situation of an emergency. However, some do it as a adventure and for recreation. Irrespective of the reason, rules are meant to be abided to and offenders should be penalised.
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