One day, as I got into the bus, I heard some loud noise. The scene was: An old man was standing and was very angry. He was shouting at a young man and saying, " I don't like advisers, I hate advisers, I hate advisers, I hate advisers. I hate.........". For a few minutes, he continued rambling in this way.
I was curious to know why the old man was so furious. I got to know that that very soft and gentle young soul had told him to ask for seat reserved for elders, where a young chap was sitting, and sit there comfortably.
I'm perplexed how to interpret this incident, either to appreciate the kindness ingrained in the young guy, or to amuse at the harsh and very rude behavior of the old man. Is empathy wrong sometimes ? Should we be concerned with only ourselves and ignore the hardship being faced by some guys ?
Like you, I am also fond of eavesdropping, and this particular incident stands out as a very special one, that whirled my mind in many directions.