Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Listen to yourself

My first trip on the Delhi Metro. The man at the ticket counter told me which platform to go to. My instinct told me he was wrong, so I asked another. He corroborated what the first guy said. The signage was ambiguous. I asked a third and got the same reply. My sense of direction could not be that wrong. The train arrived. I should have climbed on, but I chose to obey my instincts.

A train came on the other platform. I climbed in.

Had I not listed to myself, I would have ended up in the next state.

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Laura Eno said...

And this could so easily happen as well!

salarsenッ said...

Hi there. I just popped over from PK's blog. I'd never heard of drabble, before. Nice stuff.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I’ve had this happen. I wondered if they heard me correctly. Perhaps a bunch of people just asked for the other train ‘cause of some event and he/they just assumed. Instincts are good.

Pk Hrezo said...

Instinct is amazing, isn't it? The older I get the more I rely on it. It's there for a reason.

It's the Weekly Spotlight on my blog today, and it's all about you. :)

Dyche Designs said...

Great instincts. My sense of direction is appaling, who knows where I'd have ended up.

Talli Roland said...

What a great little vignette and a wonderful reminder to trust our instincts!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful story!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We should always listen to that little voice inside.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - What a great reminder! Very often that little voice inside us is right. It is so important to pay attention to it. And I like your story of the train station, too. So many people are willing to accept what station employees say without even thinking about it...

Marieke said...

So true! :D

Just popped over from PK's blog too :)

Summer Ross said...

Hey there I've come over as a new follower from Pk's blog. I really enjoyed today's post and look forward to reading more and getting to know you. :)

Ann said...

Now if that was me, my instinct would have landed me in the next state. No sense of direction whatsoever. Good for you.

Melissa said...

Way to go! Listening to yourself is a great idea!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Isn't women's intuition great?

Aleta said...

It took me too many years to learn this lesson, to listen to myself even when I didn't have all the evidence to prove me right. Good for you!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm usually much better off following someone else's instincts when it comes to direction!

Mason Canyon said...

Thatlittle voice usually knows better than anyone else.

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Julie Musil said...

Sounds like your instinct was shouting at you! I just love your drabbles.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, gut instinct works!


slommler said...

And your instinct were spot on...good for you for paying attention. I tend to second guess myself!! Ha!

Patricia Stoltey said...

As so many others commented, it's wise to pay attention to our instincts.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Laura- it could, couldn't it?

@ salarsenッ- thanks for dropping by. I am crazy busy this week and next, but I will drop by and visit you as soon as I can breathe.

@ Holly- it is the first time something like this happened to me. I am glad I didn't listen.

@ Pk Hrezo- I cannot thank you enough for spotlighting (is that even a word?) me.

@ Dyche- luckily, on a suburban rail, there is only so far that you can go.

@ Talli- totally. I always trusted my instincts, now I will even more.

@ Fiona - thank you.

@ Alex- absolutely.

@ Margot- well, if you can't trust the person in authority, who can you trust? But they are human too.

@ Marieke- thanks for dropping by. I will return the visit when my life gets back some semblence of normalcy.

@ Summer- thank you for dropping by, and I will visit as soon as I can breathe.

@ Ann- I guess I was just lucky.

@ Melissa- that voice does know.

@ Diane- the best.

@ Aleta- that voice is almost always right.

@ Jemi- normally, I check with multiple people, but in this case all of them were wrong in the same way.

@ Mason- it does, doesn't it?

@ Julie- yes, that voice was really mad at me for not listening.

@ Clarissa- it does, doesn't it?

@ SueAnn- I often do the same myself.

@ Patricia- absolutey.


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