"What misbegotten madman would do that?"...now,don't worry- I wasn't soo annoyed, but, the thought did come to my mind. What happened is, two days back, I was returning home from station side, on my trusty 2- wheeler Kinetic which has given more than ten years of service now, and, I suddenly felt a nudge on the backside- the scooter's backside, I mean, obviously!! I turned around, and there was no-one there. So, I continued going, and after five minutes or so, the scooter suddenly wobbled left-right and stopped. Thankfully, there was not much traffic around, otherwise I can well imagine the 'damaging' consequences.
So, I noticed it was a puncture. And, dragged the heavy thingie (now, that's one time I regret having a kinetic!) for 1/2 an hour to the nearest petrol pump which also has a puncture repairer. The guy took out the back tyre, and burst out laughing!! On asking why, he took a pair of pliers, and pulled out, and pulled out, yes!!A nail nearly 7 inches long! And, it had made mincemeat of the tube, totally!!And, that's what made me think ' What misbegotten madman would do that?' i.e. throw such a big nail on the middle of a busy road?
And, that's what bugs me each time I'm here- people never change, they don't want to change!Even if the Municipality does it's best to keep the city clean. How can it, when you have cows/dogs,et al shitting around, people spitting cough/ beetle juice around, people throwing cans and plastic bags around, etc etc?? I read once that 'cleanliness is a habit'! So, when will this habit get inculcated here? When someone announces a reward for the person who proves that he/she threw the minimum rubbish? Or, when someone collects the maximum rubbish?Sigh!!
Heyy...my caption did get printed, alongwith the others in the Xpress issue of the week I came here.. What do you think? Could it have been the winning one??
Joke of the day:
A very popular girl went to her doctor and found out that she was pr*gnant. The doctor says, "I know that you are not married! Do you know who the father of this baby is?" The girl thought and then asked, "Doc, if you ate a can of Baked Beans, would you know which bean made