Near the metro station a woman of uncertain age sits with a two year old baby.
A man who saw the young woman with the baby almost every day of that week noticed that the baby was asleep all the time and it made him feel curious so he started to ask her why the baby slept that much.
According to the man the woman pretended not to hear his questions and lowered her eyes and hid her face in the collar of her shabby jacket.
The man was really concerned about what was going on with the child so he repeated the question.
This time the woman told him F *** off, but he repeat again Why is he asleep?!
In that moment an old man put his hand on his shoulder and told him:
“What do you want from her? Can’t you see how hard she’s got it in her life… Eh …”
He gets some coins from his pocket and throws them in the beggar’s bag.
He felt disappointed and left, but the next day he called a friend who is a Gypsy and asked him if he knew about this baby.
The man told him with calm voice, almost like he was talking about weather report: “they are on dr*gs, or vodka”
He found out a terrible truth. In order to keep the baby asleep the whole day, their parents pumped them up with vodka or dr*gs.
Children’s bodies are not able to cope with such a shock. And children often die.