Taking an interview of a little boy at sylhet rail station…
Posted September 2, 2008on:
Today, I met this little boy at Sylhet rail station around at 2:30pm. I came 15 minutes earlier at the station and I had this following conversation with this small kid. He came to me and he just laid his hand in front of me….
Me: what do you want?
Boy: I want to eat…
Me: what did you eat in the morning?
Me: what?! You haven’t eaten anything till now?
Me: are you not hungry?
Boy: hmm…. [He was just looking at my hand when I put that in the pocket]
Me: So you haven’t eaten anything yet?
Boy: I ate chips from train [passenger that leave with the ships packet]
Me: you lied! You said you didn’t eat anything till now!
Boy: I said, I didn’t eat anything in the morning, but I ate chips few moments ago
Me: Oh! I see, so what you gonna eat now?
Boy: I don’t know, when train comes, I will look for chips packet and coke cane
Me: hmm…this is how you eat everyday?
Me: where is your parent? What do they do …?
Boy: they do nothing!
Me: your dad even doesn’t do anything?
Boy: hmm…. give me money! I want to eat … [I know he was losing his patience]
Me: ok, let me take a picture of you …
Boy: [he was looking at my mobile camera…]
Me: Take this money, go eat something…..
He didn’t stop for a second once he got some money in his hand. When he left, I was looking at his back….was thinking if there was anything I could do for him….but he saved me leaving like that! Maybe that was all I could do for him ……