When the supposed pillars of support collapse on you, you are left with no place to ask for shelter. You have to stand up for yourself and be your own support.
“Nobody is going to help you out unless you decide to help yourself.” Here is an incidence which strongly makes us believe in this saying.
This happened during my college days. I used to travel by buses back then. One day when I was on my way back home, a police officer (in uniform) boarded the bus and sat 3-4 seats ahead of me in the opposite column.
As I was busy reading a book, I noticed him signalling me to come and sit next to him. I was completely baffled and didn’t know how to react. Which girl would expect a police officer to misbehave with her that too in a public place? I ignored his gestures and got engrossed in my book.
A few minutes later, I noticed him again looking at me quite lecherously. His stare made me uncomfortable. I was in my first year of college and was not that bold. I ignored him once again as I didn’t have the courage to retaliate.
After some time, he did something so appalling that I just couldn’t control my anger. He took out a piece of paper from his pocket and gestured me to give him my number.
That is when I lost my temper. I stood up and shouted at the top of my voice.
“Shame on you, you moron! Who will we approach if the very police officers do this to us? One more inappropriate action and I will slap you hard right in front of everyone here.”
I was absolutely furious when I said this. I was so loud that even the passengers who were fast asleep woke up. I guess there were around 6-7 more people in the bus.
As soon as I finished, everyone started looking at him. He was embarrassed to the core and started blabbering that he didn’t do anything. Blah blah!
I stood firm. Needless to say, nobody came forward to help me out as nobody wanted to mess with a police officer.
I took out my phone and pretended to call a family member. I guess this scared him, and he deboarded the bus at the next stop.
Till now this remains the wildest and the bravest act I have indulged in. And I am super proud of it. Officials in power often assume that they can misuse their power and exploit us. It’s high time that we teach such people a lesson. Raise your voice against molestation and eve-teasing. Nobody is going to help you out unless you decide to help yourself.
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Source Author : Richa Sharma
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