Slice of Life Challenge Day #6
The MRT train slowly pulled into the station. I looked through my bag. I had that feeling inside. The feeling that I knew I forgot something important, but I continued to search, hoping my memory was playing a trick on me. Maybe I had forgotten that I put it in my bag. Maybe is what buried in between the papers and pens. I continued to search my bag. Nope. It definitely wasn’t there. I had left my cell phone in my classroom.
I had about 30 seconds to decide what to do. Option 1 was get on the MRT (subway) and be home in the next 45 minutes. Or, I could choose option 2, go down the stairs and walk for another 10 minutes back to school. Then walk another 10 minutes back to the station, pay for the MRT again and get home within an hour and half. I decided to stay on the platform and just take the train home.
Disconnected from my phone, I actually read my book on the train ride instead of checking my e-mails. I had time to reflect, instead of listening to music on my walk home from the station. I enjoyed the quiet and the lack of electronic disruption, even if I felt a bit bare. It actually felt nice to be disconnected.