By Dharmadasa Siriwardene
A conductor who is in the habit of feeling the back of women boarding the bus and sometimes giving them a gentle squeeze has been taught an unforgettable lesson by one of his own bosom pals.
This story is related from a village down south. The conductor though confirmed as a bachelor was a Romeo in actual context. He had a great passion in helping young women board the bus he was serving. He used to give a mild touch on the back of these women under the pretext of assisting them in getting into the bus. One day a pretty young woman boarded the bus and the conductor attracted by her beauty was at his usual act. While she was alighting from the bus which was crowded the conductor extended his helping hand for the woman to wade through the passengers to arrive at the exit door while squeezing the woman’s back tenderly.
In her anger, she briefed her husband about the Romeo in the bus and asked him to teach the conductor a good lesson. The husband making inquiries had found out all details about the conductor and was waiting at the bus stand to apprehend him. In the meantime the conductor having come to know through one of his friends the dangerous situation he is to face had pleaded with them to help him sort out the matter. The husband had waited for the bus to arrive and calling the conductor to the roadside and accompanied him to the house of the woman. The husband then pointing at the conductor asked the wife “is this person who squeezed you” and no sooner the wife replied in the affirmative, the husband losing no time quickly delivered thundering slaps on the conductor’s face with a severe warning “find somebody and get married without indulging in this type of dirty things”.
The thoroughly disturbed conductor made a quick exit promising to his own self that this type of ugly behaviour would never be repeated.