Thursday, August 23, 2007

It is better that he remain nameless, this Mr Shah from Parla W.
Read this morning in yesterday’s Mumbai Mirror (which is appropriate to read only in that mad morning rush), about a motorist samaritan. He commutes from Parle to town, yes all that distance, everyday.
And while he drives into town in the morning he hands traffic police constables on duty, chocolate bars.
When he returns home in the evening, he hands out snack packets.
Each signal, each man on the way. As a gesture for keeping the city safe, snarl free.
BRAVO!

13 comments:

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,

There are two kinds of traffic police.

One kind who brave the rains, and monitor the signals so that we could get back home without traffic hiccups...


Others who wait on a bike, and catch you for the most inane of the inane traffic offences, and make a quick buck...


The first ones deserve all that you said and more... but the second ones....
Sathya

mystic rose said...

indeed, amazing! a wonderful person. :)

AmitL said...

Amazing-but,I believe it-Mumbai is one of the few rare places where such good samaritans exist.:)..btw,I just posted a special post...no CCP job.

Portia said...

no doubt he is the highlight of those officers' days:)

CRUSTYBEEF said...

how wonderful for you to witness this. It reminds me of those insurance commercials out here in the US about how when you see one person doing something nice, it goes forward from there.
Paying it Forward..
after witnessing this, did it make you seek out helping a random stranger?
Always,
Crusty~

Proxima Blue said...

How nice. I wish we would here more positive stories in the media, so that people knew the world is not always cruel and unwielding, there is kindness too. But I estimate here, that our local news channel only has about two or three "feel good" stories a month.

-P

austere said...

sathya- which is why the first kind are so special, isnt it? the second kind are called 'pandu'and rightly so.


mystic- true :)

amit- :) 'not a ccp' maybe that's a good tag.

crusty- hmm. small gestures, yes. I do that. But not too sure about doing something as warmhearted as all this. One wonders how it wd be interpreted.

proxima- we'd have a similar ratio as well, but it is memorable because it is rare, without that it wouldn't be!

mago said...

:)

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,,
two posts long ago...my blog is waiting for a hit from you and a comment so that the next post can appear...

And did you install firefox?

mago said...

Hello? All right?

austere said...

sathya- :) did!

mago - thank you. sort of.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

austere: if you'd feel good doing it, and you're helping someone..that's all that matters.
Screw what anyone else thinks..
Always,
crusty~ :)

austere said...

crusty :) eh..