Thrill to drive a car for the first time in our livesDuring my childhood, I was fascinated by cars, jeeps, and buses and always thought whether I would be able to drive them one day. You can say that was a childhood dream or ambition deep in my mind. When I got admission in class IX, I saw some boys riding cycles but it was beyond our reach and I used to see them with awe and desire. Near my house there was a dry-cleaning shop whose owner used to go from 1 PM to 5 PM for lunch and wanted some helping hand to sit on the counter during that period. He also had a cycle hiring shop attached to it and he managed both of them. During my long summer holidays I told him that for some time I could help him by sitting on the counter. He was very happy and told me that I should also manage the cycle hiring by the customers during that time. I started to go to his shop during that time and in the evening he told me that if I wanted I can have a free cycle riding for an hour or so. This was a great thing for me and I started to learn cycling and soon could run it nicely. So, frankly speaking that was my first job in my life where I got some remuneration of course not in cash but kind.
Later when I got a job my first purchase was a cycle and after a few years I bought one scooter and was much excited and drove it for quite some years. Then, there was a long gap and nothing happened but ultimately I could save some money to buy a second hand car and the day I bought it that was the happiest moment in my life as I told myself that I am going to drive it now. It was a long cherished dream. Driving a car was easy but to pay for the fuel and to pay for the maintenance was a difficult thing in those times especially for low income group people. I still remember the thrill of driving a car for the first time in my life.
This is my entry for the month end TOW contest on the topic 'drive'.