Why did you beat him?To understand rustic mentality is not easy. It seems to be on extreme, rather complicated. If they love you or hate you, they do it beyond proper limit. Someone who owns two private buses told me an incident to show their mentality. His buses run on a short route. Several villages lie between two towns. A young boy who was a student of high school in an Intermediate College located in a town was going to his village by his bus. When the conductor asked him to pay the fare he told him that he was a student, then the conductor asked him to pay half amount of the fare but he did not pay even half fare. They began to talk harshly and the conductor slapped him for quarrelling and not paying the fare. When the bus reached his village the boy got down and warned the conductor to teach him a lesson. Next day when he was coming back, almost whole of the village was standing at the road and they stopped the bus. The boy was also among them, his eyes were searching the bus conductor . Seeing the crowd the conductor sat with the passengers to hide himself. The bus owner and bus driver came down and tried to calm down them but they wanted the bus conductor at any cost. Eventually, the poor man had to come down before them and stood as if he were a criminal. The man standing with the boy asked the bus conductor why he beat his boy.
The bus conductor explained what happened on that day. The man again asked him," Why did you beat him?"
Bus conductor," I beat him because he did not give fare and started quarreling with me?'
The man," O.K. I understand it but why did you beat him?'
Bus conductor," I have told you the reason instead of giving me fare...."
The man (Interupted)," You asked him to pay fare, he did not give any fare, instead he started quarelling with you"
The bus conductor,"Yes"
The man," But why did you beat him?"
The bus conductor," As I have told you he was not..."
The man,"I have understood your story. Don't repeat it. Tell me, why did you beat him?"
Then somehow the bus owner and passengers tried to reconcile the issue and eventually, the bus conductor had to apologise to the boy then the dispute was settled.