It’s Hard and Tough; The Life in the Street

What people say about life in the street was hard, proven yesterday, and I became one of the witnesses.

I was taking angkot to a beauty center near Ragunan from my home. It was a hot day. The street wasn’t full, nor empty, unlike work day. When the angkot approached to the Jatipadang intersection, it lapped a small bus (Kopaja). Succesfully doing that, abruptly it was hit from the back. The kopaja hit the angkot I was in.

Then, it can be predicted. The angkot driver was mad and got off the vehicle. While checking the damage, the kopaja driver shouted unpleasant words toward him which of course evoked his emotion. The angkot driver challenged the kopaja driver to get down but it was useless. Shortly they were invloved in fierce arguments. It was as hot as the day, causing people sweat alot and angry easier.
The angkot then continued the route. The driver said that he would take a revenge to the kopaja driver, which happened having the similar end terminal, accordingly Ragunan. I was terrified within the vehicle and said to him” Sabar ya, Bang. Sabar”. I suggested him to be patient. But I didn’t know if he took it. Like I was clueless if the fight would really happen after that in Ragunan.

Oh yeah, it was really hard there, life in the street.

3 thoughts on “It’s Hard and Tough; The Life in the Street

  1. begitulah kehidupan di jalanan
    begitu berat dan keras. kadang terbayang lebarnya jurang ketimpangan kehidupan ini, di jakarta apalagi
    yg bisa foya2 tiap hari banyak, tp yg harus ‘sikut-sikutan’ untuk cari makan juga ribuan

    mudah2an….hati kita masih bisa melihat dan berbagi sesama
    biar ga lebar lagi jurangnya

  2. adalah lebih mudah menyalahkan, daripada mengakui kesalahan (antara sopir angkot dan kopaja), mungkin kesabaran yang kita miliki mudah pupus ditebas golok tekanan ekonomi, itu mungkin gambaran real world, gambaran kecil yang laen tentang negeri ini

  3. betul banget, keterlaluan sekali kalo sampai kita tidak pernah merasa bersyukur atas apa yang sudah kita terima dari Allah selama ini. Memang kalo sudah sampai urusan perut, apa saja mampu dilakoni ya? bahkan yang tidak rasioanl sekalipun

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