Nov 17, 2005

Day-to-day happenings

A severe headache trying to break my head into pieces. Not sure which incident had caused me this pain. Rather I should say, several incidents that are happening in day-to-day life are disturbing me for the fact that things are not in my hand.

Traffic jams - Is there a way to control them? Why can't people follow traffic rules? I feel like slapping every person driving a 2-wheeler and rushing through the traffic taking the pavement. Idiots, why you guys are in such a hurry? Is there any Formula-1 race happening everyday on Bangalore roads? I really support the message that Anniyan movie portrays. Only when there is a severe punishment like life sentence, people will obey the rules.

Yesterday while travelling by bus, an old woman aged about 50 years was spitting paan all over the road. The government has not asked her to paint the road in red. With no regrets whatsover, she was happily doing that. I felt like blasting her but controlled my temper. I got down the bus when I noticed a young college girl dropping the bus ticket on the road and walking towards her college. Why don't people think that our country is also our home and it's our duty to keep it clean?

Today, the government bus didn't come at the right time and I had to take the next bus. Thank God ,my stop is the starting point and I got a seat. With each and every bus stop, people were thronging into the bus. I was worried that the bus might topple. An old man got inside the bus. There was hardly any place to stand and he was standing in the footsteps. Why don't the buses come at the proper time? Even if the bus is stuck at traffic, one would expect the bus to arrive atmost 30 minutes late. But the bus didn't turn up at all.

I face such situations everyday and feel that I couldn't do anything to sort out things. And on top of all that, a Desi from US comes to me and complains that the country is polluted and how people come to work everyday etc etc. Hey, you were also once a part of this country. Don't forget that. Why do such people ever come to our country?

The problem with me is that I become emotional, I'm not able to think peacefully about what I need to do. I get very angry at such people. Anyone facing the same problem like me? Any suggestions on what I should be doing? Please don't tell me that I should just go on with life with all the bad things happening around. I cannot.

3 comments:

Skely said...

reading this article my headache has reduced. I don't know why..

What can we/you do?

1) Cultivate the habit atleast among the people whom we know about the driving sense, littering the place etc.. If anyone who we know does it really slap them..

2) About the desi guy from US.They are always like that. We too when we went to US would have cribbed about US and they are just returning it back. Don't ignore them, but instead give it back to them in pure desi style..Talk to them about US generally whenever they speak about India and soon they not talk about any country.

3)You could do a great favor if you could let people know about the grievance boxes/mail ids available for every Govt Department. You could also take photos of these stuff and can send it to newspapers. (like The Hindu and not Times of India).Nice Time pass taking snaps on the roads.

All the Best for your efforts to make this place a better one...

Anu said...

Thanks, Skely. Yours suggestions made me feel a little better. We should propagate these messages to our near and dear and every individual in this country should realize that it's their duty to keep their country clean.

Anonymous said...

read and follow the principles in:
"7 habits of highly effective people".
Once you have intenalized them, you
won't be so affected by negative
environments and people.
Let's also not generalize. Some things
are good in India, some are horrible.
Some desis are bitchy, some are simply
great.

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