Monday, December 08, 2008

Hitting the nail on the tyre

"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??
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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
you FART?"
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5 comments:

austere said...

Horrible about the nail.
Did you see those ghastly malls grown from the ground?

Keshi said...

This same thing happened to my cuzn's husband car few weeks ago! Someone left a nail under his back tyre when it was parked. So annoying!

btw Amit Im bak :)

LOL @ preg joke! ewwwww wut kinda girl is that!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Amit ty for taking part even tho it was a lil late! I was forced to put up the winners today cos ppl were getting tired of waiting lol!

Btw I really loved ur captions...too good Amit! So I included ur best one in the post...hv a look :)

Hope u reached home safe n sound.


Keshi.

Cynic in Wonderland said...

True.

Where do u get the jokes of the day from btw?

shooting star said...

im laughinh out loud on your joke!!!!
and you know its true..cleanliness is a habit..but then..as someone who tries to be clean and tidy in public..i shall say this...there rare not nough bins /waste baskets in our public places..and im speaking of metropolis..so the situation in smaller cities and twns must be more worse.....