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Old 2nd August 2017, 14:10   #646
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I'm sure I too have been guilty of being that shallow, but I hope I'm more aware of that now and have changed.
Don't beat yourself up- we were all young once.

Around 2002 when I had just moved to Bangalore to start my IT Marketing career, a bunch of us including our-then boss drove Accents (the closest thing to affordable luxury around the early noughties!) One day my boss pulled up in a bright red Maruti 800 and I laughed and asked why on earth he was driving that?

He glared at me and said it was his first car and he still used it occasionally. I continued grinning in spite of myself. A decade and a half later, still attached to my 2006 Swift (the Accent is long gone!) I can finally appreciate the sentiment
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Please wash your car more often. We need the rains in Chennai. If possible, wash twice a day. I am sure you would get a lot of goodwill!
Be careful what you wish for. The last time I washed my car two times the same day, Chennai had the mega floods in 2015. I cleaned the interiors of my car with a Vacuum cleaner and Chennai had the Vardha cyclone.

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Do you have any children or siblings buddy
I have an elder brother and he doesn't have special powers, but he got good grades and is now in Germany with a future better than mine.
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I would like to share an incidence which happened to me a couple of years back, while I was at my hometown. I was at a petrol pump and asked the attendant to fill petrol worth Rs. 200 in my motorcycle. Simultaneously, I handed him over two notes of Rs. 100 each. He didn't use the preset option and started filling the tank. There was a very pretty girl standing behind me on a scooty. The attendant was staring at her and filling the tank simultaneously. I was watching the machine's metre and it went all the way to Rs. 430 when he realised and came out of his dream world. I laughed and said Bhaiya it's your fault, I have already paid for it .

It made my day and I still laugh upon it and share the same with my friends and family.

Drive safe!
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Be careful what you wish for. The last time I washed my car two times the same day, Chennai had the mega floods in 2015. I cleaned the interiors of my car with a Vacuum cleaner and Chennai had the Vardha cyclone.
I am sure the people of Chennai are now aware of all the do's and don'ts for such situations. Bring 'em on : ) We sure have space now for a lot of water!
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Don't beat yourself up- we were all young once.
Really? Now where did I put that Benjamin Button movie?!


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I have an elder brother and he doesn't have special powers, but he got good grades and is now in Germany with a future better than mine.
Well, you never know how things work. Lets watch out for heat waves in Germany this winter.
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Well, you never know how things work. Lets watch out for heat waves in Germany this winter.

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I am sure the people of Chennai are now aware of all the do's and don'ts for such situations. Bring 'em on : ) We sure have space now for a lot of water!
Well, I don't mean to brag, but I did wash my car yesterday and look at the awesome rains that lashed Chennai! Every single weather app predicted no rains yesterday, but still it rained, and the only reason is me washing my car.
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Well, I don't mean to brag, but I did wash my car yesterday and look at the awesome rains that lashed Chennai! Every single weather app predicted no rains yesterday, but still it rained, and the only reason is me washing my car.
Did you wash your car today by any chance? Chennai seems to have a pretty decent shower today!
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Hello, Everyone.

I would like to share an incident which happened to me in June this year.

We all know about the traffic and road manners people follow in Bangalore city. If one needs to get an idea about the situation, you can get all the information here (Rants on Bangalore's traffic situation).

I was staying in ISRO layout in a friend's home. I had an exam to give in Yelanka and as my leg was still recovering from a fracture and a ligament tear (to the doctors on Team-BHP, Right knee Patellar chip Fracture, with Medial Condyle of Femur chip fracture and ACL tear), I had decided it was best to book a cab and reach my destination. For the people who don't know much about Bangalore, the distance between these areas are quite a bit (around 30-40kms) as they are at opposite ends of the city. I had booked an Uber in the morning and had reached my destination, uneventfully.

On the return leg, which was in the afternoon, I had booked an Uber. On the way, there was heavy rain and heavy traffic. As I reached halfway through my journey, the Uber cab I was in wasn't pulling properly, and many of the times the cab would violently jerk while moving forward (this was in MEL ring road towards. Outer Ring road). This kept happening throughout the journey until we reached 3kms before my destination, where the cab wouldn't move forward at all. (There's only so long how much a bad clutch can work. Also, for the general info of Team-BHPians, car was a Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Tour, not sure of the model year, but the ODO was around 36,500 km)

So, the cab driver, who knew that is car needs immediate repair before a breakdown, told me that his car needed repairs and that he would be dropping me off around the place, where his car refused to move forward. He dropped me off around Ayodhya Upachar, on 50 feet road, Banashankari near a granite shop. So, I booked the next Uber, and he had arrived, but on the other side of the road. Now came the tedious part of crossing the road, with a limb and a crutch, while the road was wet and slippery and it was drizzling. The reason I brought up the rants thread on Bangalore cause, on that thread, it says how all the people on cars and motorbikes are impatient and drives through any free space to move forward. This particular day, on both sides of the road, everyone (including cars, motorbikes, and buses) stopped for me and waited patiently for me to cross the road.

It really felt different (on a positive note), because, in various other areas of the city, people always kept moving around me (especially motorcyclists) like I was an island in a river. Hence, I named the locality of the incident. The Rants on Bangalore's Traffic is a proof on how much traffic sense is present in the city. It just goes on to show that there are people with traffic sense, manners, and courtesy around the city.

PS: I am not a Bangalorean nor I stay in Bangalore, and my knowledge of the city and its roads keep getting updated with every visit. but I am a regular visitor of the city. Also, this is the only time I experienced this. In the next few days, while I was roaming in bangalore, everyone just kept honking at me to move faster and some people had taken some time to pass comments. Also, I have no complaints on the Uber driver or the cab. We have a thread for that on Team-BHP too, on the work hours that both the driver and the car has to go through every day.

My intention on sharing this is not to make this a rants thread, but to let people know that people are changing and that there are good people out there.

A funny moment: The uber driver had asked me if I knew any good Maruti Workshops around or any good mechanic. Since I was new to that area, I had no clue and I started checking Google Maps. He saw this and said, it's okay; as he too was about to do the same thing after dropping me. We both had a smile on our faces.
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