I was angry. Then pissed off. Then frustrated.
Now I have reached Nirvana (except occasional frustration).
I am talking about traffic in Hyderabad. If you have spent some time in Hyderabad, then you would know what I mean.
But then traffic is bad everywhere. What’s big deal? (Oh now I am smart enough to guess your question :))
Aare hero, you have fever and your neighbor has cancer. Both of you are sick. Can you compare your sickness with him? There is a vast difference in magnitude and severity between fever and cancer.
If you are smart (and I know you will agree to that :)), by now you would have realized why I gifted cancer to your neighbor – to explain you the gravity of traffic problem between your city and Hyderabad. Your city has fever and Hyderabad has cancer.
It’s not just about roads; it’s about traffic (non)sense. (Talking about roads, my morning travel is filled with tossing up in the air and crashing back on my seat – I get around 40 bumps while traveling 8km in morning – and tomorrow I have planned to count number of bump / jerks I receive. So stay tuned for the update!).
I have NEVER EVER seen such hopeless and helpless traffic police in my life!I have NEVER EVER seen so many people driving in the wrong side! Sometimes I get confused to decide which the right side is! (okay this last line is exaggeration but I want you to get my point that it’s frustrating :()
It’s routine for me to have people honking behind me while I am walking on the road. These are the folks driving in the wrong side. And yes, they honk to force you to make a way for them… After all, it’s their birth right!
So tonight, while I was coming back from the work, I got down from the cab. I was walking on the road and all sudden – phew – yeah this bulky guy driving a macho bike was driving in a direction which was warranting a collision with me – and yeah, no prize for guessing, driving in the wrong side :)
This Mr. Bulky had to balance between vehicles on one side and pedestrians on the other side. After a little bit of maneuver, he passed just couple of inches away from me..
S O R R Y…
What? Did I really hear the word “SORRY”??
Oh my my!
I can’t believe this! I want to confirm that it’s not a dream!
PINCH ME PLEASE!!
Oh Yeah! First time in last 4 years at Hyderabad, I heard someone saying sorry while driving in the wrong side!
I was sooooooooo happy that I went to the nearest mithai shop and had a bundi laddu to celebrate this occasion :)
P.S. : I was walking towards the mithai shop as my dad had asked me to have some sweets on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. “Mr. Sorry” gave me one more reason to celebrate my day :-)
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