Ma­gi­cians in bus

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - MAAZ AFTAB

I was too much ex­hausted when I got on to the bus, be­cause walk­ing from our de­part­ment to univer­sity’s gate, which is ex­actly 1.7 kilo­me­ter, with car­ry­ing a bag of lap­top, weighted ap­prox. 6 lbs, is pretty chal­leng­ing. Be­sides, the bus was too much over­loaded that made me fur­ther slug­gish. The peo­ple were push­ing each other as it was full of pas­sen­gers.

I got the place just near the back door. I stood in the way that my bag was fac­ing the back seats (last seats). Just af­ter a few min­utes, I re­al­ized some­thing rare when three peo­ple, to­gether, got up from the seats, and a per­son be­hind me vig­or­ously started push­ing me. I thought that he opted to have a seat, how­ever, he didn’t sit, which made me re­al­ize that some trick has been done with me. As they got off the bus, I touched my bag but there was no lap­top. I was to­tally shocked be­cause the bag was prop­erly zip­pered as it was never touched. It was like a magic! I shouted anx­iously and in­ter­ro­gated few peo­ple, but it was all in vain, be­cause ma­gi­cians were got off.

It is my kind ad­vice to all my friends that please take care of your bags. Keep the bag in your hand, or hang it in a way that it is at your front not at the back, even though it looks clumsy, it is far bet­ter than los­ing your valu­able stuffs. — Karachi

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