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|21st April 2009, 18:15||#46|
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it's the technology. Imagine they ban SMS and then apple comes up with a phone which can interpret your gestures and dance as messages or dance tune for that matter, then we will need new regulations to stop people from dancing when driving
|21st April 2009, 18:21||#47|
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Follow the rules and know the local language! That helps, seriously .
When I was new to Bengaluru, I was caught by a cop (aged) trying to force myself through a 'No Entry'. I did not know this.
He stood right in my path with both his hands extended.
I stopped and argued.
He told me this is a no entry.
Please take the 'U' turn and ..
He did not fine me coz it was an honest mistake. I was impressed.
Next time I was riding a bike, with a out of state number plate (friends).
(Road tax, NOC ..all clear)
He caught me and I said 'Yen Saar, helu' (what sir tell me)!
He started talking to me in full blown Kannada, and I was baffled due to my limited ability to speak the local language.
I said 'Kannada Illa sir' (Don't know Kannada).
He is like 'Aap abhi to bola Kannada'. I said I was learning the local language. You won't believe, he was all smiles and all impressed.
He asked me not to drive this without papers, NOC, road tax..
These are the 2 experiences in Blr. Uptill now all pleasant.
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