An Indian Porter
A porter is an important person of the society. He is seen at railway stations and bus stands. He carries the luggage of passengers on his back and shoulder from one place to another. He renders his services in all types of weather. Whether it is rain or shine he is always at his work. He earns his livelihood with the sweat of his brow.
A porter wears a red uniform at the station and a blue uniform at the bus-stand. He ties his badge number on his arm. His charges for carrying luggage are fixed but sometimes he over charges the passengers. Sometimes he is rude in his behavior. He has no fixed income. As soon as the train steams in, he rushes towards the train compartments.
A porter knows no rest. He has to work during day time as well as at night. Whenever any train is due to arrive, he becomes alert. He hardly gets any time to go home so most of the time he sleeps on the benches of railway platform. In free time he likes to smoke and play cards with his fellow porters.
A porter is very helpful to passengers. He knows the timings of the trains. He also knows which train will arrive at which platform. He guides passengers in little matters. When the train stops he is the first to enter the compartment. He occupies the vacant seats by placing the luggage of his passengers there. He charges his fare after his passengers have counted their articles of luggage. We should be sympathetic towards him.