It was 6pm when a girl was returning home by bus after a quick grocery shopping. She was sitting near the window side with earphones plugged into her ear while her friend sitting beside her was talking with another friend who just happened to pass by.
The bus roared and the girl lost staring at people coming in and going out of the bus. The bus was filled and everyone seemed busy.
In few minutes, the girl felt a severe pain on the tip of her ear as if someone just pinched on it. At first, she was confused and unaware of the incident. She stayed silent and continued listening to music. Then, she got another hit, this time, right at the back of her head. The girl knew something was on. She could hear the giggle disturbing her ears at a pace.
The girl knew the show that usually happens in the bus where people get assaulted, or sometimes insulted and sometimes hit by people. They are the ‘Retarded' ones. Those people are usually drunk, and get into bus by hiding from the driver and other passengers are eventually into threat. If the driver knows that the person is drunk or even if a person is carrying a wine or any drinks, that person is not allowed into the bus.Somehow,they are still in the bus.
She knew someone from the back seat was throwing something at her. Without even thinking twice whoever the heck was, the calm girl now turned furious looked back and searched for the freak.
She saw around 10 people. Some were Asians; some were Chilips (westerns) and one from Islam (not sure). She was just another species trying to fit in the society. The girl knew from which side the “thing’ was thrown at her. She asked, “Who threw at me?” by considering the situation that someone did a nuisance and dared to throw at an innocent strangers. But no one answered. They returned back the face like nothing happened and constantly mocking the situation. She got angrier as no one stood out and I don’t think anyone would say, I stole your purse.
With pain still running into her nerves, the girl started to search for the ‘thing’ near her seat for the prove to show them. She found a thin rubber band that bankers use to tighten the money. She looked back again, this time with seriousness in her eyes challenging the person to come out from the crime zone, she asked, “Who threw this (showing the rubber band) at me?” Then a freaky girl as she would describe, yet another spoiled brat replied, “Why the fuck are you saying to me?” Her act was more of like covering up her friend.
The fact that an Aussie, a native person acting against an Oriental was an insulting one.
She was so annoyed that she thought, she would not act like other Asians who got insulted by such people and is talked about later, a loser and sometimes sympathized. She stood for herself and talked back to them. Then all she could tell was, “Manner less people”, “freak” while her friend tried to calm her down. This didn’t help her though.
As she got off from the bus, the incident was just left behind like it never happened. It is just one story to be told. But this time, the story will be different. I don’t think that same person would risk throwing at Asians. I hope not.
P,S,The people wouldn’t throw at their own people because they know, it is wrong and they acknowledge themselves that if the other person turns back, they will not be able to reply back. It is their fault. But for Asians, they throw at it. They know, it is wrong and they also know, Asians are weak and they won’t speak back to them. Even if they speak back, the words will not be strong enough to be against them.