Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Have we become hollow?

There is a small church next to my house, a very small church. Most of the evenings when I reach home there are always car parked right in front of my gate because of which I cant park my bike inside. Worst still are days when i have to go out urgently and there are always car right in front of gate. I have to go in the church and ask whose car is it and get them to move it.

I have had frequent conversations with this people and I try explaining them, how much difficulty they are causing for me and other people. They dont even listen, sometimes even accusing look because I end up spoiling their prayer time. To me it goes out of mind, why would someone want to pray when you dont care a bit about fellow people. Worst still it is not that the church does not have parking, but it is in the side lane, and it means little more time and little more time in taking out. But yups no one wants to do that.

Even when I went to Tirupati, I got the same feeling, people were pushing, fighting, shouting. No one cares if there is a old person or sick person and lets give him/her right of way first. Everyone just wants to get that one certificate of "darshan" which apparently supposedly would do whatever to your life. Makes me feel that we are just blinded by outward things, and dont even stop to think or introspect.


Recently I met this girl, she was from srilanka. Had come down to do a project for three months. She just leaving this week for once and all, with the determination that she is not going to come back to India again. She says because people are rude, people dont follow lane discipline, people dont care. Maybe she got a raw deal here, but in many ways she is right, and I did not have any answers to give her.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't you just let the air out of the tires? That'll teach them not to park in front of your gate. Then they will be really praying to god to magically fill it up again.

shalini said...

heyy.....???dude..keep it up..nic 1

Goli said...

@anonymous: Good Idea, I should do that next time.

@shalini: Thanks for the compliment

SsS said...

good one....like it!!.........

crumbs said...

It's quite sad the way we sometimes get our rights and wrongs all mixed up! Somehow most of us seem to be contend with doing the actions of suppossed "good" and actually doing good. There are a lot of foreign students in my uni, and it was almost shocking for me to learn that so many of them thought Indians to be unfriendly and distant =/ And we're suppossed to the patient race!

Anonymous said...

I have always disliked how ppl push and almost are ready to stamp over each other in temples and shrines...!!!!!!The very purpose of prayer and religion and all those principles taught in the holy books seem to get nullified!!!!
Rashmi

Alistair D'souza said...

and thee are those ppl who go to church\temples more than others and think that they are superior to others just because they do that :-)