Thursday, November 02, 2006

Back from home.....

My blog has been silent for a long time, but had such a good vacation back home.... that did not find time to blog.

Nothing interesting, except that when i was taking an auto to station, I happened to talk to this auto guy (this has now become my habit, as soon as i get in to auto, I ask "Bhaiya aap kahan se ho?" and then it goes on...). This fellow studies in college and autos in the evenings to get his finances. He did not even charge me for extra luggage, and his attitude was amazing. Inspiring. I wish I could have got his phone number.

I really feel sad when I hear people cribbing about autowallas. Most of the autowallas I have come across have been really nice poeple. I think we completely miss the point that it is very easy to be good mannered and nice to people when you earn 30k a month sitting in AC office, but I guess it would difficult to be nice and cool when you are earning harldy 10k a month and driving all day on bangalore roads, getting harrassed by traffic police man and what not.

Give them a break yaar..Smile..Talk and the auto'ing experience would be nice..

Cheers

3 comments:

PritS said...

Nice one...
Once I had similar experience where the autowala told me so many things about bangalore; things that have changed over time. He was like the speaking tree...
I have made it a point to say thanks to the autowala while getting off. Thats the minimum we can do.

Chander Dogra said...

& then there is a talk of autowallah's charging a huge amount, and same thing if a grocery guy will do you call it buisness

satyajit said...

I hvent sat in an auto in a long long time..what you say is very true..unless we make an effort its very wrong to just crib