This happen several years ago when I start working. My company send me to training. I am very glad. Since the training cost is already much, I don’t want to bother more to ask company car and take public transport instead to go to the training place.
This is a new bus for me to use. A new route too, I just try once the day before and I think this bus is the most effective one, so I take it.
It’s a very busy morning, and the bus is very full. I don’t get a chair to sit so I stand with several other men and women. It’s almost my destination when the bus suddenly stop. Although it’s stop suddenly, it’s not that sudden actually, but some men is overdo it. Like they are getting unbalance and fall into me. I see there are 2 or 3 of them fall into me and I almost fall too. I get out the bus after that since I already arrive at my destination.
I always check my pocket every time I get out of public bus. And this time it turn to be a very good habit. I find that I lose my mobile phone that I put in a pocket in my belt. I am very angry. It must be them who are pretending fall into me just now.
Luckily the bus is in the middle of traffic jam, so it’s not move that far. I run into it and get in. I remember face one of man who fall into me and I grab his hand. I shout “Sir where is my mobile phone, give me back my mobile phone!!!”. It’s surely make all passenger put their attention to us. He is surprised and somehow look afraid. He is bubbling “What are you talking about” but I don’t free his hand. Finally one of his friend point my mobile phone on the bus floor. “It must be fall from your pocket” he says. But I know for sure that it’s not. They already pickpocket it. But thanks God I get it back.
After double check everything I get out of this bus. I am angry but somehow I feel I win. I almost lose but with bravery everything can turn.
The lesson that I learn:
1. In a bus full of persons, you should be focus. Put everything down and just pay attention, because anything can happen around you. But it’s even better if you choose the other bus which is not full.
2. Check your pocket regularly after several minutes just to make sure your things is still with you.
3. It’s very recommended to shout if you are being pick pocket in the middle of many people. The criminals will be afraid of it.
4. I stop using a belt pocket after that, it’s made so that the phone is easily being picked when there is incoming call. But it also make the criminal has an easy job.