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Old 19th February 2010, 09:31   #1
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Default Faceboook/Twitter Status' From Journey/Commutes

Given that my horrible 10km/60minute commute in Mumbai every morning gives me enough time to stand, stare and think, I realized that a fair amount of facebook status updates on reaching work were traffic themed.

Putting a few of them out there to start with.

1> BMW X5 standing next to a tata nano. You can probably buy 40 of these for one of that...

2> Just dawned on me that I now use hand signals and head nods while driving...

3> Brown Xylo next to me looks like the offspring of a Wagon R and a giant cockroach... (adapted quote)

4> BMW decal on an auto rickshaw. Aspiration was never in short supply in India....


Hope others will join in...
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:34   #2
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My feelings while driving are anything but printable. If anything - I'd love to shame those Altis/Accord etc owners who can spend many lakhs on a car but flash their UN badges/ministry/etc to go for free in the "no exempt tag" lane and waste everyone's time - or those who intentionally pay cash in tag lanes on the delhi gurgaon expressway.

I think I need to start a honking movement to make life miserable for such losers who disregard the rules!!
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LOL at your post, waiting for more ...
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I have seen a scene and it was shocking/hilarious or was it a Indian love I don't know.
Once I was waiting for the signal to turn green near Rajajinagar junction-Bangalore(before the flyover started). A white BMW came and halted next to me. The window rolled down(around 3-4 inches) and smoke came out. I thought this big shot might be having a big cigar and things like that. But I was into rude shock. The windows rolled down fully and I see a guy with blazer( a big guy atleast to look at) suddenly threw the cigarette outside. I just saw the cigarette piece. It was a GANESHA BEEDI(Ganesh beedies are hand rolled in tendu leaf).
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Status updates please. No rants
Taking the liberty to paraphrase

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My feelings while driving are anything but printable. If anything - I'd love to shame those Altis/Accord etc owners who can spend many lakhs on a car but flash their UN badges/ministry/etc to go for free in the "no exempt tag" lane and waste everyone's time - or those who intentionally pay cash in tag lanes on the delhi gurgaon expressway.

I think I need to start a honking movement to make life miserable for such losers who disregard the rules!!
phamilymans status in this could have been:

1> People paying cash in tag lanes should be tagged as losers.


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I have seen a scene and it was shocking/hilarious or was it a Indian love I don't know.
Once I was waiting for the signal to turn green near Rajajinagar junction-Bangalore(before the flyover started). A white BMW came and halted next to me. The window rolled down(around 3-4 inches) and smoke came out. I thought this big shot might be having a big cigar and things like that. But I was into rude shock. The windows rolled down fully and I see a guy with blazer( a big guy atleast to look at) suddenly threw the cigarette outside. I just saw the cigarette piece. It was a GANESHA BEEDI(Ganesh beedies are hand rolled in tendu leaf).

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2> Wishes that the guy driving the BMW could afford more than a beedi after his EMI is paid


Another one from my experiences:

3> Wonder who buys the large stetsons from the guy selling cowboy hats at the traffic signal

More entries invited...
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I recently started taking company transport to work and back. So now i have a lot of time to observe. Here is my observation:
"There are too many ugly people on the roads"
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Wonder why the guy at the tollbooth who gives eclairs as change doesnt accept eclairs as change...
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Great ones Genesis!

Really intelligent and witty, in the simple twitter packaging.

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Came across this one from a friend in Toronto.
'Nice looking convertible parked next to my rotten Pathfinder.*&%^%$!! Its a Pontiac Solstice with a Z4 Body kit?? '
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Two for today:

1> Maharashtra seems to be driven by Pawar steering

2> The policemen wearing green masks look like surgeons going to a fancy dress party
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Wonder why the guy at the tollbooth who gives eclairs as change doesnt accept eclairs as change...
On NH4, I gave back. They took it in the next toll booth too! May be I was lucky that day.
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1> Who needs an OTR on weekends when the daily commute is an OTR

2> Wonder if the cop pays the random guy directing traffic along with him
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Read this somewhere.
You don't drink and Putt. Then why drink and drive?
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On the fuel tank of a truck crawling alongside on Andheri-Kurla rd - "Iraq ka pani, kam pee rani"
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On the back side of a truck on Manali - Rohtang road - Fright Carrier!
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