Sometimes i think, i do not have anything else to talk about other than the damn traffic in Bangalore. 🙂
Again, my post today also talks about it, but a different one altogether.
In India, since a long time (trust me i do not know how long but yes very very long) there has been a concept called as “Please honk and come forward”
This i am sure, everyone in India will know, this will be written as a special sign on the trucks which hover around the city limits as if they are the gods of the city. Anyways, what i was saying was the concept of honking in the traffic has been there since a very long time. Some of the Funny things that i have noticed in traffic are –
– when a vehicle is waiting in the traffic signal, once the traffic light turns green, no matter how far this fellow is standing from the signal, he needs to honk – honk so badly that the person in front of him will have a heart attack..!
– whenever a person sees a smaller vehicle in front of him, he has to act as if he is the president of India who is in a major urgency – has to come very near to the vehicle ahead of him, honk and keep honking till he gets little space to move ahead..! Phew…!
– then there is another honking called as continuous honking till he/she reaches the destination – the person has to keep honking for each and everything he/she comes across on road for example a vehicle 100mts from him who is taking a left turn or a guy walking pretty far from the road, or a man on a cycle few mts ahead, or a huge trailer parked on the left hand side or just two women gossiping on the footpath – no matter what moving or non moving thing passing by him, he needs to honk. Sorry to say, this guy i am talking about here is my dad and every time i go with him i almost fight with him and then i decide not to go with him the next time(but ofcourse i end up going with him). My dad is NOT the only guy who does this, almost every one of the man or woman who are on road does this.
Let alone the last case, i can assume he or she is scared of riding or driving on road but the other cases that i mentioned aren’t the simple ones as it seems.
And look at this scenario where – people on road will not move no matter what happens till a vechicle honks behind them(for example: if a vehicle hits them by chance – they will complain that they did not hear the honking so that they could move or they will make a big issue that we did not honk but they will not make sure they take care while walking – PLEASE DO NOT THINK I AM JOKING HERE – an experience that i am sharing :P)
Any how, this is the real-life story people honking their way out in Bangalore city… 🙂
And next time before you honk, please keep in mind – people like me are out there who hate noise and a big thank you for understanding my plead not to honk unnecessarily.
Happy riding/driving, and pls make driving/riding your vehicle as a pleasure for yourself as well as for others.