It is always a wonderful experience spending time in the waiting room of a railway station. I once had such an experience which I would like to share with you all. I reached too early for my train which ran from Delhi to Goa and it was terrifying to keep standing on the station which was overcrowded. There was a lot of hustle and bustle and so it made me quite irritated. It was my first train journey, and so I was not at all familiar with all that which was happening. I was suggested to sit in a so-called waiting room for some time.
It was around 10:15 am when I entered the waiting room. It felt odd sitting there alone, but after some time there were families coming and sitting. I felt better as I was being accompanied by someone or the other. It was weird to listen to peoples personal talks and stare at what they were doing but, I could not stop myself from doing that.
It was around 10:45, and I felt hungry and asked one woman where I could find a food shop. She was an old lady and instead offered me her own snacks. I thanked her and felt good. We had a warm conversation and eventually became good friends.
There was a family and through their dressing sense, I felt that they were from Rajasthan. The lady was wearing a ghagra and some silver jewellery. They had two kids wearing big turbans. There was another South Indian family who looked well educated through their behaviour.
I felt odd when I found that a woman was staring at me for a long time. She was too suspicious and went on asking me a dozen of questions and I was simply answering her. Next, she came to sit near me. I was scared and so I ran towards the door. She gave me a cunning look.
I saw my train coming and was excited about the journey. It was really a good experience in the waiting room and I will never forget it. It is a great opportunity to know people and their different cultures but next time, I would be careful around suspicious people.