You are the writer of your own story. Your life unfolds according to the decisions you make, the people you interact with, the challenges you win or lose. However, sometimes your decisions may affect other people’s stories too. That kind of responsibility can be overwhelming because of which making the right decision becomes very critical.
Satbir Arora is a taxi driver in the county of Oxfordshire. On a fine Tuesday afternoon, he was on his way to pick up his first passenger of the day. What he didn’t know was that the passenger will turn out to be a 13-year-old girl. From the moment she stepped in the car, Arora could tell something was off about her.
Satbir Arora came to England with a worn-out rucksack and a 10-pound note in his pocket 11 years ago. And since then he has created a life for himself here. He found the love of his life, set up a taxi business with her and now, after years of hard work and hustle, their business is thriving. Of course, they didn’t reach here in one day.
It didn’t take him too long to decide where he wants to stay in England. Coming from a populated city like Mumbai, he knew he wanted to stay away from streets overflowing with people and vehicles. The county of Oxfordshire lies in southeast England. Its lush scenery, rivers, and green belt make it a serene place to live.
Building A Life
Arora knew struggle like the back of his hand. His journey in England has been nothing short of remarkable. He began his journey by doing all kinds of odd jobs, waiting tables at a restaurant, delivery boy, car washer, driving taxis for other businesses, to finally owning a taxi business with his wife. He went from struggling to pay rent for his one tiny room to owning a well-furnished apartment.
One Day Success
His business did not see success overnight. After all driving taxis is hardly unique in a place like England. But he aimed to be the best service provider there is, and that took a lot of effort. It started with buying one taxi from his savings and driving it for 12 hours a day sometimes even 15. Now he has many employees who work for him, but Arora drives one himself even now. He believes it keeps him grounded.
Casual Work Day
It was a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Arora was in his taxi, driving around looking for his first passenger. He had a late start to his day, which means he left the house past noon. He hated starting the day late because by this point his usual office going clients are already at their destinations. This means he will have to expand his circle and look for passengers elsewhere.
Looking For Passengers
Arora decided to drive to the neighboring areas of the county to get passengers now. His best hope is to catch a fellow traveler. He found himself driving towards the Gloucestershire county, which falls to the west of Oxfordshire and as fate would have it, he spotted his first passenger almost immediately.