Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Road sense...

...rather the lack of it. Feeling for others..rather the lack of it.

Everyday I see people who are either walking or driving with zero road sense. Everyone is trying to outdo the other in driving like crazy or the pedestrians walking or crossing the roads as if they are the only ones using the road. But over the time I've also kind of gotten immune to this. But what I will never get immune to when people do not give way to an Ambulance or Firetruck and sometimes even a Police car when their siren is on.

For police car they give way out of fear but for Ambulance and Firetruck I have seen it almost next to never. Today also I witnessed this scene while driving to work in the morning when a Firetruck had the siren on and was trying to weave through the traffic. No one was giving way to the truck. Everyone was literally ignoring it except a few sane ones. And forget about giving way, they were trying to use it to their advantage when any sane person was giving way to the truck by butting in front of the firetruck.

Seeing such nonchalance to things of such importance shows again and again how the people are so selfish and self centered. All they think about is for themselves. Did the thought of the people stuck or hurt in the fire where the firetruck was headed towards ever strike them? No. If it had they would have given the way. And they call themselves as literate people. The illiterate people will have more sense than these people for sure.

And above all after behaving like this people complain that help never arrives on time.

I prayed to God that may these people be stuck in a situation when they need the help of ambulance or firetruck and may it never reach on time. And then they will realise what they had done for others has happened with them too.

And I also pray that the people realise and learn sooner than later and start to value the lives of others too.

14 comments:

  1. Once again - lessors learned in moral science in school are lost in the real world. Children ape the adults so humanizing our future means sensitizing the adults Today...

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  2. its soo true.. ppl just dont care anymore..

    love the new header pic btw..

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  3. arre yaar.. such a wonderful outburst. i just loved it. Sahi hai. Keep them coming.

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  4. tried in the morning but your blog was not accepting comments.

    glad it's sorted out now.

    liked your post. so true all of this.

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  5. really.
    i have no sense of traffic. which is why i don't drive. wonder why it's so difficult for ppl to know and acknowledge...?

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  6. its depressing1 :(


    love the header image...really perked me up!

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  7. its crazy!! even i egt so worried and mad when i see an ambulance stuck and curse and pray so much under my breath!! wish people understood such basic stuff... its really not too much to expect...

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  9. I can understand this outburst. Bangalore has some of the worst drivers and I see this happening with ambulances all the time and it gets my BP up.
    We are becoming more selfish by the day. The only thing that can deter these people is strict fines if they do not give way to firetrucks and ambulances.

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  10. My sentiments exactly. We notice this insensitivity all the times in Bangalore especially. Incidentally, I have seen this happening a lot lesser
    (zero till date) in Calcutta, cant say about other places.
    As mentioned in the comment above, we have to be more strict with such people. Fines, punishment whatever works needs to imposed..

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  11. Happens in all cities. I've witnessed this is in Delhi and Mumbai too. I once saw a car tailing an ambulance very closely in order to gain advantage of the way being cleared for it. Disgusting, I say!!

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  12. please come on over and collect your compliments:)

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  13. May all your prayers come true. :D

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  14. Hmmm, we see this everywhere and everytime.. and if you try to help in a small possible way, by honking and asking ppl to move aside.. they look at u as a wierdo...anyways.. as u rightly said..it shall come back to them...and they d surely realise the day they experience it... like "do unto others wat u want them to do unto u....."

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