Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the successive imposition of lockdowns, I commute daily, on a bike, from my home to office, which is 50 km away. Many times, on the road, I see men pushing their bikes due to a breakdown or running out of fuel. I want to help them, but somehow I feel hesitant to approach them and offer help. Today, while going to the office, I saw a middle-aged man pushing his bike. A few steps ahead of him, a woman was walking on the road; she was most certainly his co-passenger. I stopped near him and asked if his bike was out of petrol. He replied in the affirmative. I searched for a bottle in my bag, but could not find any, so I opened my toolkit box and using it as a bowl, took out some petrol from my bike and poured it into his fuel tank. The man was able to start his bike and moved on happily. The petrol station was about 1 km away, and I was happy that I could help him save his energy.
I think I should keep a small bottle with me so that it will be easier to take out petrol from my tank and help someone else who needs it.
Helping someone gives satisfaction.
~ Tulashi Prasad Bhoi