Saturday, June 28, 2008
Auto, Arrow & Armani
Autowallas are known to fleece money, being in Chennai i have witnessed various shades of these guys. Some are hardworking, genuine and sincere while a majority are forced by escalating oil prices, instable cost of living index to plunder from the unsuspecting traveler. I wouldn't blame them for their insensitive attitude. We are the ones to be blamed, the lot who complains.
We rarely bargain for a piece of fashion wear in a mall. We read the tag, pay the price quietly and leave! Or for that matter dinning in a fancy rest. When it comes to people who are trying to meet their daily ends, we get into an aggressive arguments for charging us a penny extra! How sarcastic and insensitive we are, blinded by our consumeristic power.
Try listening to their struggle in life, some of them are really genuine and moving. At the end of the day, if it is not their own auto they have to end up paying the owner Rs.150 as rent and they need to fill petrol for the entire day which would cost them another Rs. 250 with the going rate of petrol from OPEC countries, and then there is the house rent, family feed, school fees, unexpected functions and occasions etc. He doesn't have a blue collar job where he receives a fat pay pack at end of the month. Everyday is a struggle, just try being in his shoes, and u will understand why he fights with everyone : ) Does he have an insurance policy or is there any bank ready to lend him money in case of emergency? Does he have the luxury of owning a Credit Card?
Instead of blowing the money on mindless weekend parties boozing you can try helping a deserving soul now and then.
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