And so they caught a thief.
I was tending(more like spacing out in, TBH) our store this morning when all of a sudden, I heard people shouting from somewhere. While I don’t really enjoy watching humans acting like primitive people, shouting in broad daylight, I tried to look where it came from. I haven’t even stood up my chair when someone passed by in front of the store like a blur. My mind was still kind of dazed from being woken up from my usual day dreams so I didn’t really notice what it was. A couple of moments after that, a man came running after the blur shouting “Magnanakaw! Magnanakaw!(A Thief! A thief!)” so loudly that I seriously believed the next town could hear him. After that, I don’t know whether it was their natural sense of responsibility or they’re all just idle busybodies, all of my neighborhood’s men started running after the thief. They were all topless by the way, which made the whole ruckus a sight. There were even women chasing after(they weren’t topless, of course) them.
The scene caused some traffic jam in front of the store since everyone was trying to get a good look on the thief. They were in the middle of the road so tricycles had to stop, which in turn made the cars stop, too. Then soon enough they caught him… her. It was a her.
I didn’t get a good look at her at first but they called in a tricycle and while she was getting pushed inside it, I saw her. She was….. nothing out of the ordinary. But her face looked extremely pitiful to the point that it was Stockholm Syndrome-inducing. Seriously, it was as if all of the world’s weight was upon her, which I would understand since everybody’s eyes were at her. Getting caught red-handed, being chased, and getting caught… If you’re a normal person and you’re able to maintain a poker face after that, I’ll give you an award.
The scene didn’t last for more than 5 minutes. People started dispersing as thoughts filled in my mind. The whole scene made me think about so many things. What did she do? Did she really steal something? Why did she do it? Was it justifiable? Were her actions just a natural phenomenon within a society? What’s going to happen to her? Her children? And her face, is everyone capable of doing that kind of face? If so, then God(if he does exist) must have known these kind of things would happen since He/She made us able to do that kind of face. If that’s the case, then what’s the point of Judgement? If He/She knew we’d end up like this, then what’s the point of getting angry at us in the end for doing these things? Why not just prevent them right from the start?
These thoughts swirled within that dark, empty space inside my head called my mind for some time until I realized something. Yes, that must be it. Yes, yes. I was…
just really bored.
Seeing a scene then streaming your thoughts into Existence and God? One must be extremely bored to pull out something like that. If you aren’t bored and you’re still able to do that, then you must have too much free time— which is relatively just about the same as being bored so it doesn’t really matter. Sigh.
This week sure is lethargic. Busy but lethargic. And now all my commissions are done, the busy part gets dropped off so it’s just lethargic now. I feel… purposeless. Even my occasional Japanese self-study sessions, which are usually exciting, are boring today. What’s worse is it would last until tomorrow. That’s at least 33 hours more of boredom to endure. Haha. FML.
If any of you guys know the way to a happy life, please, guide me. Bring me to the light. Today’s really boring that I feel I’m going to slam my face into the keyboard after typing this post. So as to check whether my feelings are true(They’re feelings after all so they might be inaccurate), I’ll leave you guys here.
Tata. And err…don’t steal.