Do you think this is true or is it just another story?
April 24, 2010 5:48am CST
A story I once read. There was this 'ojek' a motorbike-taxi, one of the popular modes of transportation in Indonesia. And there was this girl, a student of a nearby school who regularly takes one to and from school. After sometime she befriended one of these drivers who without fail and who patiently will wait for her. Their friendship grew into love but none would say anything about it for fear of being rejected but by just letting the feelings inside instead. Then, one day, she waited and waited for a much longer time, too long a time than usual without the arrival of the ojek. And as soon as she was about to leave, he came. Without much talk, as usual, she rode on it. The first thing she noticed was how cold his body was. as cold as ice. There was an accident around the bend somewhere along the route as they past which she refused to take notice. And in no time she reached home. As usual she would pay for the fare but this time the rider/driver refused to accept it. No matter how much she tried, he declined. Finally she accepted with a promise that she would buy him a treat. The next day, she waited at the usual place, usual time but he didn't turn up. After waiting so long and as she was about to leave someone appeared, apparently a friend of the ojek she had faithfully patronized for sometime. He found it very hard to explain but managed to inform her what had happened. The rider/driver whom she had taken a ride on everyday had died in an accident, not far from where they were, just a day ago. He had apparently sped around the bend for being late in a traffic jam when an incoming motorist hit him. She refused to believe at first because of the ride home she had the day before. When he finally showed her the newspaper cutting with the licence plate clearly visible, only then did she fell to her knees in tears...