Second Class Unreserved!!
Who would have thought it?
Me on that living nightmare!
Don’t get me wrong.
I liked Indian trains. Didn’t need First Class or Tourist Class or anything like that.
Second Class was fine.
I mean, Second Class Reserved.
Not Un – Reserved.
Here’s the deal for Second Class Unreserved: an unlimited number of tickets are sold. Once you have a ticket, you get on the train anyway you can. Your options are: being crammed inside a carriage like sardines in a tin or sitting on top of the roof or hanging off the side of the train along with hundreds of others.
Second Class Unreserved is for poor Indians.
I got on that train because I didn’t have any choice. Like, none.
How did I end up on it?