Thursday, January 12, 2012

Life in a metro

In ernakulam the service roads can be busier than the main roads. To top it, there will be some idiots parking his car and totally blocking the traffic. It's completely a no parking zone. But while in India we flaunt the rules and glorify the disciplined Europeans.

Me and my friend were returning from dinner when we saw a commotion and got out to check. A couple , apparently a new A-star, parked their car blocking the traffic. A bike-man returning from work allegedly retaliated by scratching the side with the key.

The people took sides and the crude auto wallahs claimed they saw the biker scratching. Things heated up and the girl in the car had more nerves then her husband. She was giving gaalis with a vengeance driving the stupified crowd to silence. Things nearly went to fisticuffs.

If people behaved with a little understanding and compassion, we.could have very well avoided these incidents. Our metros are very fast degenerating to violence and anarchy. The underlying factor is poor quality of life in proportion to the income

3 comments:

1900CL. said...

They are only diciplaned in Northern Europe not in Southern Europe,I dared hardly take the risk of dashing across the street in Rome when I was there.

Rachna said...

Yes, the streets are filled with rowdies and situations going out of hand quickly. You are right about flouting rules. Most of us do it and then cry about the lack of discipline or road sense.

Happy Kitten said...

Tit for tat?

not sure who learned the lesson...

and this happens everywhere.. out here, if one parks not in the vicinity of your flat, then for sure there will be no air in the car tires. One may also find scratches from keys...