The Anonymous "Thing"
The urge to write this post has been running wildly in me for a long time. Since I turned 17 last month, I finally got the closure I needed to write this post. My weird school keeps special classes for us XIIth graders on Fridays. It is weird because Friday is the only common public holiday for everyone in the UAE. I am forced to wake up at 5:30 AM and catch the running bus at 6:15 AM. The morning is usually very cold and boring and the roads are almost empty. I often see a Pathan (Pakistani male) lurking here and there. For so long have I hoped for something interesting to happen that one day something did happen. But let me point it out to you, as my post titles gives the surprise away, it wasn't interesting. It was exactly the opposite.
The public road cleaner comes around at 6:30 AM every day to pick up the trash littered around. Since I had to board the bus at 6:15 AM on Fridays, the road used to be always littered. This particular day, instead of the usual garbage, the pavement on the side of the building ground was clean. That is, except for a god-awful, pink coloured, unfamiliar "thing" on the side. Yes, trust me, it was unfamiliar for me. As disgusting as it looked, curiosity got the better of me and I moved in for a quick look. There, on the path, was a thing i have only seen in my science textbook (My generation is blessed with sex education... haha )... A condom. It was repulsive and I gagged. Every week since then, I used to see this on the pavement. Still feeling repulsed, I started closing my eyes and walking thereon. Not a good idea, I later understood, when I bumped into that lurking Pathan one day.
Believe it or not, this is not a usual sight for people in a Muslim country. Or any country I suppose. I decided to take a different route to the bus stop. Friday came and I reluctantly walked through the other side. It was along way and I wasn't happy. This thought just popped into my mind all of a sudden. "I wanna know if that man got banged last night." And yes my friends... I walked back to that path and as if waiting for me, it was lying over there. Since then, I overcame the "problem" of the situation and every time I see it on the pavement, I know that someone got lucky last night.
As the song in "How I Met Your Mother" goes...
I Say Bang Bang Bangitty Bang ... I Said Bang Bang Bangitty Bang
... Always wanted to sing it out loud!