(I was walking under the burning sun without covering an umbrella or sunglasses!, they shouted me; why I was not afraid of ultraviolet rays!)
Our weather here is so hot and a hardful warning from weather report makes us sick. We should have more careful if we go out under the sun. Ultraviolet rays have now high radiation….Yes, I know. That’s why we say the rays are dangerous radiation. Between 11am and 2pm; going outside was dangerous to the people. I learnt that nature protects us from the rays with the Ozone layer, but now its layers are thinning because of high emission gas. So, UV rays touch us directly now. For our country, in the hottest month of the year we are now, we have to be more careful when we go outside, protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays of risk skin cancer, weakened vision. As readings on the index, eight, nine and 10 indicate that UV radiation is strong enough to damage skin and eyes; while readings of 13 and 14 indicate that the radiation can cause sterility; as for now, which classifies UV rays from 0 to 13+, rise they show higher risks of sunburn and other health threats.
When I go to the market before 10AM, I thought I should have to return home before 11AM. Yes, Ultraviolet rays are dangerous. I should have to avoid the very afternoon. But unfortunately, I could not finish my shopping in time. I saw many people walking, shopping, going, working outside. They seemed never care the ultraviolet rays. I also saw Taxi Drivers are waiting for their passengers under the shelters, but their empty conveyances are standing under the burning sun. I looked at my watch; it showed 11:30AM. All the buses are full, the people outside are still busy, the fruits-sellers are still selling their goods, all seemed normal. I remembered many trees cut off just a few months ago by the reason of building a bridge. That’s why I never felt cool wind around me.
I heard “Ultraviolet rays have very high radiation … that’s why we say the rays are dangerous radiation…. UV rays are strongest at noon and advised that people who go outdoors between 11am and 2pm cover up…..” I was so afraid of it when I went out this morning. I know; I should have to return home before 11 AM. But now I was still outside in the middle of the afternoon. I saw people were still busy. They never wore thick clothes or sunglasses. They even did not cover their body with umbrella. As for me, I wore a thin T-Shirt but covered with thick jacket and wore sunglasses, covered my body with umbrella. Yes! I was afraid of ultraviolet rays. But they seemed did not afraid of it! Am I a fool before their eyes; I who wore thick clothes under this hot weather?
I returned home by taxi. Taxi driver also did not wear thick clothes or sunglasses. My long covered jacket made me hotter and sweater. I put off my jacket; I felt more comfortable with thin T-Shirt alone. When I reached in front of my gate, I descended from taxi. I saw our garden was now so hot and no shade under the sun. I walked in without wearing sunglasses or covered by an umbrella. When my parents and my uncle, my aunty saw me; I was walking under the burning sun without covering with an umbrella or sunglasses!, they shouted me why I was not afraid of ultraviolet rays! They blamed me a lot and reminded me ‘…..we have to be more careful when we go outside, protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays of risk skin cancer, weakened vision, etc….’ I smiled alone, and replied them I will explain later…