Saturday, June 09, 2007

Social Menace

.I usually take the metro to work....i have been traveling in it since i was a mere school girl....i always thought metro was one of the only modes of transport where people are a tad bit more decent than anywhere else....but i had my major shock when i realized how much the world has come to change and that the concept of personal hygiene has gone for a toss and so has the code of conduct on the streets.......once i punched the ticket and came out to the part of the city that was the business hub...where people are always busy...scurrying towards their destination...stopping to grab a bite...meeting business associates and conducting business meetings.....if i thought metro had people not well behaved then what i saw later was even worse....what surprises me that nowadays people stare unabashedly at ladies and that too very specifically...i had read somewhere that whenever someone is acting fresh with you one just should make an eye contact...catching a guy doing wrong or making eye contact doesn't work...guys seem to think its their moral right to leach....they i guess hope and pray that they come near the ladies so that they can shove and grope their way...and once caught they have a nerve to look surprised.....

well walking out of the metro station i make my way towards the busy streets...nooks and corners..walls and drains....people [guys] are at their best: p**ing...i refuse to believe the public loos are not there ...government has created such places for people to use not just for show...yet guys choose to destroy walls and moreover public property.....they seem to have no shame that others are seeing what should have been an extremely private affair......scratching their crotch to fixing their underwear on the streets they do it all...that too without a care in the world....buying so called mouth fresheners from the vendor round the corner...people chew like cows at work but when it comes to dispose the rappers of what they have eaten...well i guess they think roads are apt place to honor....and as for the spit??well just chuck it anywhere you please...from the window of the bus...or while walking on the streets or even corners of elevators...who cares if it lands on people walking around...and when it actually does pick a fight to show what a man you are.......feelings very bold??want to show your girl friend how committed you are??why not take her out to visit some monument in the city and when no one is looking why not scribble your and your beloved's name on the pillars and walls...i say why not do something constructive instead...write a poem or paint something....there must be trillion ways to show your feelings and not destroying public property like that....crowded bus...people are packed like a can of sardines....you are feeling a bit naughty and wicked...why don't play with that school girl who seems distracted and an apt prey since she wouldn't say anything...so just go over..stand behind her...try and caress her...use her to fulfill your cheap thrills....disregard the fact that this incident may scar her for life....forget that someday when you have a child she may go through the very same thing from another man....i wonder how men being raised by mothers and sisters themselves stoop to such perversion to just satisfy their silly whims...

You get up on a bus...a seat is left....you tell the [fat]lady sprawled beside you to shift in order to allow you to sit..she pretends to move but nothing as such happens....somehow you squeeze in and sit...rather uncomfortably.....what harm would it have done the other lady to shift just a little to allow you to sit well..after all you both are paying for the ticket....and you thought only men can be mean.....worse still... there will be these all kinds of ladies either sitting beside you or standing just in front of you...and with every turn that the bus takes she swings almost on top of you...and the odour emitting from her...arrrrrrrrggggggghhh!! could strangle you to death.....the moment you take out your wallet to pay the ticket collector....all eyes are on your wallet...you had kept aside your last 10 rupees note to take a rickshaw home and you give the conductor a 50 bucks to get the change..immediately the lady with her eyes in your wallet will point out that indeed you have a 10 bucks to spare.ufffff!!!then there are ladies who get up on the bus and demand the seats to be given for most absurd reasons,others just dump their load on you on top of your stuff [however much that is :(] and expect you to carry them for her since you have managed a seat and she hasn't...moreover when an old lady boards the bus,no one bothers to give her a seat to sit...and when a young girl offers her seat to her...people glare at her as if it was a sin that she has committed.......

the list of social menace goes on and on and to write down exactly what the social scenario is like now,is a colossal task.........and truly speaking it is quite degrading to even mention them....i wonder why people are so careless and ignorant and moreover selfish...if ones needs and desires are fulfilled them he/she stops caring for others...people forget that society and its people have a symbiotic relationship with one another and one cannot exist without the other and thus its important to do our bit to keep the place we live in and its people in proper hygiene....live and let live...and if that is not possible then don't make it tough for others to survive...

P.S this is not written to degrade any gender/people/country just my feeble attempt to make people sit up and realize the things they are doing that they shouldn't...its my protest against the degeneration of values,social codes of conduct and personal hygiene.

9 comments:

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

I hate when people do stuff like that.I am glad you wrote that post.I loved reading it:-)

Diviani said...

i second everything!! vociferously!!

ani said...

luv ya for puttin it all down so well! n I second it all too!

Dream catcher said...

Hi..pretty hard hitting post!!!

Well from men's lounge M with u..bravo..cheers .u made a point worth noticing

i remember the days when i sued to travel in DTC bus..once i saw a men trying to caress a gal..n when i said something he snapped me back"jab use problem nahi to tumhe kya hai"

I guess gal need to come out strongly in these cases..I always tell my sis bout this..its tough n sometimes problematic..but u need to help urself..with this hard fact..

a gr8 point ...I want to forward this post to everyone ..
DO I have the permission...just let me know...thanx

Lost Poet said...

You tell 'em as you see 'em. Admirable girl. And as for some of the questions, I do ask 'em to myself sometimes.

Somehow reminds me of the day we had a little chat on the ledge. Keep it up girl. :-)

Shruti said...

Well, all are very well with all the facts but then nobody cares...
Well, great that you have raised the issue..
Hope, our moral police instead of doing silly stuff do some good for our country..

Take care

Jeya Anand said...

i was abt to write my views defending the gentler class of men..and i saw ur note down in ur post atlast...so i drop it down..

wat u have put down is true and we need stronger actions to be done rather than being just in our blogs...

phoenix said...

@everyone
thank you everyone for your agreement on this topic

@dream catcher
yeah yeah sure go on...will be my pleasure