Saturday, August 2, 2008

Murky trails...

While travelling to work the other day, Skeety saw this Ogre of a car swoosh past the water-clogged roads, as also an old man and other pedestrians walking down the footpath. This old man that Skeety writes of, was wearing a white Kurta Pyjama(an Indian dress). And as the owner of the Ogre car whizzed by, the colour of the white spotless Kurta Pyjama of the old man turned brown.
BASTARD!!! Skeets muttered.
The old man gazed at the car with little anger, and then carried on trudging in the same manner as he was previous to this incident. His gait reflected his unperturbed state of mind. As if this was a daily occurence. As if he had forgiven...
No preaching this, but requesting all car owners to mind their wheel. Owning a car doesn't buy you a license to be rude to others.

25 comments:

AlterinG Abhishek said...

we-rd r de wayz of the wurld

dRoZzY!!! said...

social cause....
*applause*

ab agar "babaji" car ke itna paas aur itni baarish mein surf excel safedi waala kurta pyjama pehen ke road ke beech mein 'company garden' ka mazaa lenge toh ab gareeb aadmi kta karega....?

AlterinG Abhishek said...

sahee jawab!!

Shubhodeep said...

Hello

Been awhile that I've been here. Hope all is well and your memory serves you well enough to remember who I am. :)

Take care, keep writing and see you on my blog sometime.

ancientmariner said...

skeeker should have taken a stone and then a nice big shot at the car!! :-)..

I am said...

too bad...skeety should have shown a fist to the nasty driver :-)

Lakshmi said...

great post..such arrogance..these guys need to be stripped off their licences immediately

gunj said...

if only Delhi-tes or fo that matter Indians could change!

Yoga Gal said...

Loved your last line, in L.A. people feel driving does give them a license to be rude and crazy!

Solitaire said...

Some people believe that owning a car is owning the world.

Renovatio said...

Happens to me everytime it rains here. Then again Bombay roads aren't like the roads at home, everyone's in a rush, and forget splashing you, they'll run you over if you get in the way here. I've almost been hit by a bus twice here, and they don't apologize, they curse at you.

Reeta Skeeter said...

AA: hmm
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dRoZzY: haanji social cauuse...dikkat? tere jaise log hi karte hain aise mahaan kaam.
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AA: Mazak hai kya?===================================
shubhodeep: :) haha weird but true..I remember you...how have you been? thanks
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ancientmariner: It is Skeeter not Skeeker :P and I was in a car and hence to the mercy of my driver...
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tanu blotter: He had passed by, by the time I could do anything...
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lakshmi: Indeed! Alas!
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gunj: hmm
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yoga gal :) hmm sad indeed!
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solitaire: yeah..exactly my point
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Renovatio: Exactly. They believe that just because they own a big fat vehicle, all wrongs that they do are right...

Cuckoo said...

I remember once we got stuck in a similar fashion on a rainy day and had to leave the vehicle to go ahead.

Cuckoo

lavender tulips【ツ】 said...

I got splashed majorly by a guy last week. It was bad enough that the English weather sucks and I was completely drowned with the ridiculous rain anyway!! But when this guy drove past and this wave of water attacked me I just stood there spluttering. I didn't know what to say, there was no way I could have ever expected that, or reacted to it. I wish I'd gotten his license plate. Ugh.

Rusty said...

what were you doing as a wise citizen ?

looking !!!!

B. O'Hemian said...

We don't think enough about others. Even the basic courtesies are not shown on Indian roads. Hope that changes.

Reeta Skeeter said...

cuckoo: hmmmm
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lavender tulips: Yeah...exactly...we are just left wondering "what" just happened....
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rusty: Do u think, if I would have had a chance to so something I would sit and look?
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b'ohemian: Amen to that!
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monsoon-dreams said...

true.indian drivers r lacking in manners.not everyone,but most of them.hope it will change,someday.

Cyberkitty said...

The roads are quite bumpy and filled with potholes these days...btw, ur blog just won an award!!

crasiezt said...

Aise logon ke mu pe potti maarni chahiye:P

Scribblers Inc said...

skeeeetaz...wuz appenin?

Scribblers Inc.

I am said...

long time no see skeety....

Reeta Skeeter said...

monsoon-dreams: :) yep..agree and wish...
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cyberkitty: yeah they are...thank you..putting it on my blog :)
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Crazy: :P
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Scribblers Inc: :)
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tanu: me ees back!

Raaga said...

I think people take it as their birth right!

Reeta Skeeter said...

Raaga: true!