[dropcap]D[/dropcap]riving through a lonely road, a motorist had a flat tyre. He pulled up, took out his jack and extra tyre.
As soon as he started jacking up the car, he had a gentle laughter behind him. He looked back, but saw no one.
Thought he was merely imagining things, he carried on, but had a bit louder laughter.
He looked back, saw no one, but this time shouted: “Hello! Is anyone around?”
The whole place remained quiet, except for gentle breeze, making a tree to make rocking noise. He concluded that he must have been hallucinating.
But as soon as he bent down to continue with jacking up the car, he had a continuous louder and clearer laughter, this time, as of many people.
On looking back and seeing no one, he abandoned the car and took to his hills. After covering about half a mile, he sighted an old man, walking towards him. He slowed down. But the old man waved to stop him and conversation between them went thus:
Old Man: Young man, why are you running like this, is everything alright?
Motorist: Hem..Hem.(panting) ..I had.. I had to abandon my car.. hem..
Old Man: Calm down. Why should you do that?
Motorist: I had a flat tyre. I tried to jack up my car to change the tyre, but had invisible people laughing behind me. You can’t imagine sir. I’m sure, I …
Old Man: Oh! I see! I don’t blame you. I had a similar experience too, when I was still ALIVE.
If you were the motorist, at that moment, what will you do?