Monday, November 2

Up goes the finger.. in the tune of "pop goes the weasel"

Nothing for 2 months and then 2 posts in a week .. i surprise myself at times..i have wanted to count the number of times i felt like showing the middle finger at a unnecessarily honking vehicle and i did it yesterday !! ..I actually showed the "famed finger " at a few guys and got mobbed... read on ,if you want to know about my life threatening escape !!.. there's a lot of analysis and pseudo-intellectual stuff(not to mention a few sad attempts to sound funny ) .. read at your own risk !

Agenda: Count the number of times Self felt like showing the Middle finger at really irritating motorists

Anti-social behavior pointers and analysis"

1. "I have a million deals to sign in the next one second guys"- Honking commences right the same second the signal turns green.. Losers!!!.. Million deals, my foot ! All they want to actually do is to go home and watch "kyun ki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi".

2. "You Cant overtake me - I have more wheels!"- These guys (typically tourist vehicle drivers) cant stand a two-wheeler that overtakes them .. they have to create a cacophony that will leave you deaf..

3." I got the flags - Gimme way " - Another irritating ilk. These jokers think just because they have a flag that has slight political overtones fluttering on their cars , people have to give way.. Guess what losers?? .. i don't care 2 hoots about your stupid party that has just 2 members and a pink flag to boot.. Try honking at the Lok sabha and they'll throw u out !.. or maybe they wont...Sad state of the country !

4. " Zip,zap,zoom.. machaan ,that babe looked at me!"- stop zipping in and out of the roads trying to impress women on bustands , buses and assorted places where coy women can be seen giggling with their girl cronies ...Losers !!! get a life.. better still, a date !

The Count begins ..

The route : Distance of 8 kilometer on relatively crowded main roads.

The Machine: A poor, worn out Dio , that is waiting to be euthanized.

The Observer: Me

The journey : The observer had just pulled out of her garage when a speeding bike cut her off forcing her to almost ram into an old couple .. She got cussed at and promptly uttered the first set of expletives...along with a show of the famed middle finger .. Count 1

The next 2 minutes were uneventful as she was caught in bumper to bumper traffic leading to a main arterial road. She was starting to wonder how civilized her city had become.. Lo !!! the jeep behind her started honking.. The signal was red and she was reminded of the cornetto ad that was aired not-so long ago where a car keeps honking at a red signal and people around imitate the motion of a bird .. She however ,showed her middle finger and used tamil cuss words. The driver almost got out to bash her up. Thankfully the signal turned green and she fled for her life !! - count 2

She had to take short cuts to avoid running into the jeep guy.5 more minutes passed in blissful panic and she realised that she was being followed ..

.. To be continued.. hee hee ;-) ..

on a slightly different note, i discovered quite accidentally that someone who used to work in my team has actually starred in a movie...and is regularly appearing on film shows giving rehearsed speeches on how he got into the industry and spouting trivia like favorite food, hangout,what colour he liked and stuff like that .. thinking about the times i have hollered at him for not doing his numbers/ not wearing a tie, i can feel the unpredictability of life .. so surreal !!! This guy is a local celebrity now ..(ok i exaggerated ,a little.. he was the hero's friend in the movie.. but still , the movies!!!).. I should ask him for an autograph right away !!!;-)

9 comments:

Renu said...

Traffic is really bothersome sometimes, but still I feel Chennai is better than Banglore.

Smita said...

These Idiots deserve it!!! Most irritating is blowing horn in an under bridge!!! I dunno what they expect us to do, fly oveR?

Waiting for part 2 to see how u dodged the idiot ;-)

And lol @ the local celebrity. Try embarrassing him by reminding these things when he is talking about his movies ;-)

Tarun Goel said...

Middle Finger :D :P
Flag~ists should be flagged ;)
Lol@ the local celebrity.

In himachal, these overtaking and undertaking game is very dangerous because of tourists and to make it look even more beautiful, we have local buses who will stop anywhere for the passengers who would never come :D

Bedazzled said...

Renu.. yeah chennai is def better that blore !!!

Smita.. hee hee ..fly over a bridge !!! jerks nah ? .. i wouldnt dare embarass the celebrity .. maybe he could get me a chance to act in teh movies .. a didi or sis in law role ;-)

Tarun ..it would be too dangerous to do overtake there.. with the hilly terrain and all !!

Bedazzled said...

Renu.. yeah chennai is def better that blore !!!

Smita.. hee hee ..fly over a bridge !!! jerks nah ? .. i wouldnt dare embarass the celebrity .. maybe he could get me a chance to act in teh movies .. a didi or sis in law role ;-)

Tarun ..it would be too dangerous to do overtake there.. with the hilly terrain and all !!

myheadtrip said...

You know what? I did that twice over the last month. Told Aaarti each time with the comment, I did that and yet the thought was that the goddamn guy would not even understand the gesture!!! was more irritated with that!!!!

Anyways how is you? You is alive!! yaay!!

Bedazzled said...

Aparna.. that would be frustrating.. wats fun in showing the finger ,if the guy didnt understand what it meant..yeah,alive... trying to write..!

Ketan said...

Funny post! You showed tin middle finger, and you only fled away? How ironic! :P

Deeps said...

Oh yes such people are galore here too. Its as though they own the road while driving! Its so annoying!!

So now you're a friend of a celebrity?? Wah wah! wah wah!