save other’s life

Dari kejauhan, lampu lalu-lintas di perempatan itu masih menyala hijau. Jack segera menekan pedal gas kendaraannya. Ia tak mau terlambat. Apalagi ia tahu perempatan itu cukup padat, sehingga lampu merah biasanya menyala cukup lama. Kebetulan jalan di depannya agak lenggang. Lampu beganti kuning. Hati Jack berdebar berharap semoga ia bisa melewatinya segera. Tiga meter menjelang garis jalan, lampu merah menyala. Jack bimbang, haruskah ia berhenti atau terus saja.
From a far, the traffic light was still green. Jack stepping the gas. He’s too late. He knew that red light on that intersection was too long. It turned yellow and he hoped he can make it. 3 meters from that intersection, it turned red. He doubted, whether stopped or keep going.

 

“Ah, aku tak punya kesempatan untuk menginjak rem mendadak,”pikirnya sambil terus melaju.
“Ah, I do not have chance to step the brake,” he thougth.

 

Prit!! Di seberang jalan seorang polisi melambaikan tangan memintanya berhenti. Jack menepikan kendaraan agak menjauh sambil mengumpat dalam hati. Dari kaca spion ia melihat siapa polisi itu. Wajahnya tak terlalu asing. Hey, itu Bob, teman mainnya semasa SMA dulu. Hati Jack agak lega. Ia melompat keluar sambil membuka lengannya.
Priiiiitttt! There’s a cop a cross the street asked him to stop. He pulled over and cursed. He saw the cop from his rear view mirror, and he’s not strange for him. Hey, it’s Bob. His friend at the high school. He relieved. He outed from the car and opened his arms.

 

“Hai Bob. Senang sekali ketemu kamu lagi!”
“Hi Bob. It’s nice to meet you again!”

 

“Hai Jack.” Tanpa senyum.
“Hi Jack.” No smile.

 

“Duh, sepertinya saya kena tilang nih? Saya memang agak buru-buru. Istri saya sedang menunggu dirumah.”
“It seems that I’ll get a ticket. I was in a rush. My wife is waiting at house.”

 

“Oh ya?” Tampaknya Bob agak ragu.
“Oh yeah?” Bob doubted.

 

Nah, bagus kalau begitu. “Bob, hari ini istriku ulang tahun. Ia dan anak-anak sudah menyiapkan segala sesuatunya. Tentu aku tidak boleh terlambat, dong.”
Great. “Bob, today is my wife’s birthday. Our children and her are prepared everything. I shouldn’t be late, right?

 

“Saya mengerti. Tapi, sebenarnya kami sering memperhatikanmu melintasi lampu merah di persimpangan ini.”
“I get it. But, honestly we often watched you on this intersection.”

 

Oo, sepertinya tidak sesuai dengan harapan. Jack harus ganti strategi.
It’s not as he expected. He should change the strategy.

“Jadi, kamu hendak menilangku? Sungguh, tadi aku tidak melewati lampu merah. Sewaktu aku lewat lampu kuning masih menyala. “Aha, terkadang berdusta sedikit bisa memperlancar keadaan.
“So, you will give me a ticket? Really, I did not pass the red light. It was yellow when I passed.” Sometimes lied can help.

 

“Ayo dong Jack. Kami melihatnya dengan jelas. Tolong keluarkan SIMmu.”
“Come on, Jack. We clearly saw you. your license, please.”

 

Dengan ketus Jack menyerahkan SIM, lalu masuk ke dalam kendaraan dan menutup kaca jendelanya. Sementara Bob menulis sesuatu di buku tilangnya. Beberapa saat kemudian Bob mengetuk kaca jendela. Jack memandangi wajah Bob dengan penuh kecewa. Dibukanya kaca jendela itu sedikit. Ah, lima centi sudah cukup untuk memasukkan surat tilang. Tanpa bekata-kata Bob kembali ke posnya. Jack mengambil surat tilang yang diselipkan Bob di sela-sela kaca jendela. Tapi, hei apa ini. Ternyata SIMnya dikembalikan bersama sebuah nota. Kenapa ia tidak menilangku. Lalu nota ini apa? Semacam guyonan atau apa? Buru-buru Jack membuka nota yang berisi tulisan tangan Bob.
Jack gave his license with angry, then got inside the car and closed the window. A moment later, Bob knocked the window. Jack looked at him with disappointed and open his window for 5 centimeters. It’s enough for the ticket. Without saying anything, Bob went back to his post. Jack surprised, he has his license and a note. He was wondering why Bob did not give him a ticket but gave him a note. He opened and read:

“Dear Jack,
Tahukah kamu Jack, aku dulu mempunyai seorang anak perempuan. Sayang, ia sudah meninggal tertabrak pengemudi yang ngebut menerobos lampu merah. Pengemudi itu dihukum penjara selama 3 bulan. Begitu bebas, ia bisa bertemu dan memeluk ketiga anaknya lagi. Sedangkan anak kami satu-satunya sudah tiada. Kami terus berusaha dan berharap agar Tuhan berkenan mengaruniai seorang anak agar dapat kami peluk. Ribuan kali kami mencoba memaafkan pengemudi itu. Betapa sulitnya. Begitu juga kali ini. Maafkan aku Jack. Doakan agar permohonan kami terkabulkan. Berhati-hatilah.

Salam,

Bob

 

“Dear Jack,
Did you know that I ever had a daughter? She got hit by a driver whom passed the red light, and she passed away. The driver was in a jail for 3 months. When he free, he could met his wife and hugged his kids but we lost our daughter forever. We kept trying to ask God a child so we can hug him/her. Thousands time we tried to forgive the driver. It’s hard as this time. I’m sorry Jack. Please pray for us so what we hope come true. Take care.”

Regrets,

Bob

Jack terhenyak. Ia segera keluar dari kendaraan mencari Bob. Namun, Bob sudah meninggalkan pos jaganya entah ke mana. Sepanjang jalan pulang, Jack berharap kesalahannya dimaafkan.
Jack shocked. Soon he outed of his car to find Bob, but he already left his post anywhere. A long his way home, Jack hoped that he had been forgiven.


Source: http://hariyangbegituindah.blogspot.com/2010/10/menerobos-lampu-merah.html

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