Thursday, June 15, 2006

The loud n long honk

It was 7-45 in the morning and I'm waiting for green at a signal, on my bike. This was when I got [subject title]. I turn back to see what it was and the first thing that met my eye was the huge bumper. It was a BMTC bus. And the driver is mouthing the choicest of expletives - Why?! I've stopped in front of the bus in an empty road (Ok, this was what he said). I did not bother to open my mouth and silently pointed him to the red signal light. He was still shouting away to glory. I saw a policeman at the post. Sheesh - public vehicles violate traffic rules (even in presence of traffic police), no surprise people do that as well. I parked my bike in the middle of the road, still in front of the bus and went to the policeman and gave him a piece of my mind. After a lenghty debate, he seemed to agree with me and also had a stern word with the bus driver.

Its small things like this that can help make Bangalore a better place. Also, I'm keeping up my rep of being a strict follower of traffic rules.

12 comments:

  1. Tell me you had a smile on your face all the time....

    Cos the feeling of being right and true to yourself, is an unbeatable one....

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  2. Tell me about it yappa. well i wouldn't entirely say i follow em completely considering ripping on an RX definitely will strip most of em. but atleast at the traffice halt.

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  3. Bravo :) Good job :D Bus number nodkondya?!?! nim mane kade barbuodu sadya ;)

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  4. Am seeing a lot of our folks standing up and giving others a piece of their mind...(in the workplace as well)...
    :)

    SHOUT IT OUT!!!

    btw did ya see the gerrard strike.. absolute beauty

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  5. Murali - You bet man! Its about time...

    Life?? - Thanks

    Petrax - Inna RX agatta?! Ond thara - petrol Rs.55.15 per liter. You need more smiles per hour :P

    Naren - Bus number nodi naanu yenu madli?! Its all about awareness man!

    Chaos - Yes, shout out! Oh ya Gerrard is GOD! But England were still not convincing!

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  6. Lo dabba.. awareness gotho... nan heliddu, bus number note madkobekittu, yake andre aa driver ninna sadya hudukkond barthane antha :P yappa! ella explaing madbeku!!!
    and Eng bagge... Gerrard goal was too cool.. but it was like they needed some 5 practice shots each to get it targetted on goal :P

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  7. Srini
    Good going...
    believe it or not, I was searching for an answer recently to the question (due to circumstances beyond this discussion) 'What kind of difference can we make BEING in India? Why not I continue staying and working here in the US?' Your blog proves back to me, that BEING in india makes you available and willing to make a difference.
    Madhu

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  8. Good Going Srini... :)

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  9. Madhu - You said it Madhu... :)

    Arathis - Thanks :)

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  10. Honking for cms of space is a daily routine ...... was fodder for a couple of my posts. Frens were not amused though. :(
    Its like "Fear Factor" scenario .... stopping in front of a bus whose driver is rearing to go................worse if the vehicle is a lorry.

    I can really go on and on ........... :o

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  11. hu lo !! keLbeDa ..... mileage woes!!
    GSS: ah allamma park al yen nimmappa amma kootidar ? uhah hahahah

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