Saturday, January 22, 2011

The City Of Horns

Hi all...am back in my favourite city, and am going to write about my favourite grouse, first, prior to writing on my usual fun flight experiences. So here goes, having experienced it since 3 days:


But let's begin with a gem from The Secret, at Thought For The Day:

Every single relationship you have is a reflection of how you feel inside about you. You are a magnet attracting to you all things, via the signal you are emitting through your thoughts and feelings. Every relationship you have and every interaction with every person, is a reflection of your own thoughts and feelings in that very moment.
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On to the post:


Who invented the automobile horn? I'm sure it was invented for the purpose of making pedestrians and other menagerie move away so that they don't get hurt when crossing a road incorrectly. So why do people use it for:

a.Honking at vehicles ahead, when they know it's a traffic jam and no-one's sitting there in the midst of a busy street waiting for a Pizza Hut order to be road delivered or because they want to imbibe the bright rays of the wintry sun?

b.Honking on an empty road, probably feeling so happy that their hands have to do something, so why not honk?

c.Honking at passing pulchritude because they don't know how to whistle?

d.Honking if some poor driver's vehicle is not moving ahead, giving him dirty looks, as if it's his fault and not the mechanical monster's.

I wish they'd ban all vehicles on city streets from 6 AM to 10 PM- let everyone travel via bicycles or walking or other horn-less vehicles like cows...a lot of good health will prevail, as an added bonus. What do you say?


(Of course,I no longer get bugged with this- I look at these clowns as just a few more inmates of the worldwide circus)


PS:Wikipedia to the rescue: Here's the history of horns:


Definition:
vehicle horn is a sound-making device used to warn others of the approach of the vehicle or of its presence...(You see, I was right..hahaha)

Oliver Lucas of Birmingham, England developed a standard electric car horn in 1910. Automobile horns are usually electric, driven by a flat circular steel diaphragm that has anelectromagnet acting upon it and is attached to a contactor that repeatedly interrupts the current to the electromagnet. This arrangement works like a buzzer or electric bell and is commonly known as "sounding" or "honking" one's horn.

Till the next post, cheerio and take care!!:)

2 comments:

shooting star said...

honking...thats like a disease there in delhi!!!..and after driving for three years now, even my hubby got it!!!
btw, i have added captions to all the travel pics as u had asked me to....
and oh!!...today we had delhi bloggers meet, kind of made at a short notice kind of thing but total of six people made it and one poor soul almost made it.....it was fun!!!
why dont you try something similar..either in DXB or baroda :)

all that matters said...

How I wish that your wish is granted :)