This morning I started my journey for office by pathao as usual. Then my pathao rider came in front of the home to pick me up. The bike ride started and felt unusual while sitting behind on the bike. Something was wrong but I ignored and started enjoying fine music.
After quite sometime when I was on Kuril flyover, I felt seriously uncomfortable sitting behind. Then I noticed my pathao bike’s tire was flat and I already rode it for the last 10 minutes. That’s too risky. My rider finished the ride and ask for money but I only passed 1/3 of my destination. Suddenly I got angry inside. I blamed pathao, what kind of nonsense rider they registered. And I wanted to shout but nowadays I don’t shout instantly as I worked in the Project Management field for quite some time(😅).
I was silent and paid the rider by digital payment bKash. Why didn’t i shout?🙄 That’s a good question, I thought, does it worth it to bargain just for 53 tk? is my time this cheap? 🙁 and most importantly, I had a fault in this whole situation, this couldn’t happen if I check the bike’s tire at the beginning, in fact, I felt unusual while started the ride, but I ignored. My ignorance brought me into this situation.
I waited some time at Shewra Bus Stop and got another UberMOTO and reached the office safely. While riding the bike this time, I was thinking what I’ve learned this morning. Every day, in my, to-do list I keep one thing, in fact, I track it as a habit, I want to learn something new every day. If I sum of today’s learning:
👉 Always check the bike while starting any ride-sharing journey.
👉 First and for most think of my own mistake in the begging before shouting.
👉 I blamed pathao but does it really a valid blame? 🤨 If I think deeply, i use pathao since September 2018 as regular transportation for my office. But this is the first time it happened. So it’s a very rare case and it might happen. By the grace of almighty Allah, I never faced any accident since then. I must be very lucky!
But the most and million-dollar lesson I learned practically is “ Don’t always blame to others, first look at yourself ”
In our daily life we often face this type of scenario and complain about other and our country, “but this is life and this is what it is” ( i learned this quote from my boss ).