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Old 4th July 2007, 14:54   #1
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This happened quite a long time back, almost a year, i think.

It was a sunday, me, wife & kids were coming back from church & to buy some veg & fruits, i parked the car outside a residential flat which also houses the Golden Homes builders' office. The security outside was very rude & asked me not to park in front of their office. Seeing that there was no obstruction for any vehicles or pedestrians & in the absence of any no parking signs, i told him to take a hike.

We finished our shopping and got back into the car & drove for a few metres when i noticed that the rear right tyre was almost flat. SO i stopped the car & went right into that office & gently complained about the attitude & action of their security wallah. All i got in return was blank stares. So i walked out & caught the chappie's collar & asked him to get down to business & swap my spare for which he resisted & claimed that he had nothing to do with it, so i was forced to place a gentle fist on his nose.

After that, since there was a little bit of air, i proceeded to the nearest petrol station to fill up the air, but within seconds while i was taking a left turn, a cop pointed out that the tyre was fully flat & i settled myself to the job of changing the spare. At this point, i also explained to the cop the situation. He coolly came over & removed the dust cap from the mouth of the tyre.

There was a small stone inside which was cleverly nudged between the cap & the nozzle by which the air has been gently let out. Immediately, the cop made a call & within seconds a qualis arrived & bundled the miserable security wallah into the van & took him away. His manager had to come & personally apologize to me & pay a hefty bakshish to the cops to secure his release. Turned out to be a good experience in the end.

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I am impressed with that policewala..
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In Bangalore it's a common problem with people putting up signs saying No Parking etc. on PUBLIC roads just because it's in front of their house (not obstructing the gate mind you - just in front of the wall). Really makes my blood boil. If you're too stingy to build a garage it really isnt anyone else's problem.
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Too good of a experience with the police E_L, envy you! And hopefully we'll be able to share the same some day all over India.
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John, you gently landed a fist on his nose, eh? Cant even imagine the scene !!

Good for you it turned out in your favour.
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So have you been cleansed of you venial sin ? Go to the church, then market and then blow some-one's nose LOL .
I wont blame you God was given advance notice.

A lesson learnt the hard way by the security chap. Good one man !!

May we have many more such fists landing on every offenders nose . We need a few like you here in bangalore too.

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Poor Security fellow didn't realize that he was messing up with Big John!
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Good going, John!

A knuckle-sandwich dished-out where one was deserved! [] And 3 cheers to the cop!!!
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I am impressed with that policewala..
As am I. Also, his knowledge of the precise problem must mean he's an experienced cop from around that area
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I once had air taken out of three of my tyres. Chennai cops must be great. In Calcutta no cop would ever touch a home builder, because they are all criminals and all the cops are on their pay roll.
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wow! a well placed knuckle sandwich. I must commend! sometimes many of these watchmen give bhav for no reason. I think since they dont have any work, they need to act like they are all important.
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Wow man, mighty impressed. Wish the gentle fist would have been an iron fist. Many a times I've faced this situation but the size of my truck and curled up moustaches of mine do the trick....

Hats off to the cop for helping out a citizen in distress and for the fast redressal.

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This happened quite a long time back, almost a year, i think.

It was a sunday, me, wife & kids were coming back from church & to buy some veg & fruits, i parked the car outside a residential flat which also houses the Golden Homes builders' office. The security outside was very rude & asked me not to park in front of their office. Seeing that there was no obstruction for any vehicles or pedestrians & in the absence of any no parking signs, i told him to take a hike.

We finished our shopping and got back into the car & drove for a few metres when i noticed that the rear right tyre was almost flat. SO i stopped the car & went right into that office & gently complained about the attitude & action of their security wallah. All i got in return was blank stares. So i walked out & caught the chappie's collar & asked him to get down to business & swap my spare for which he resisted & claimed that he had nothing to do with it, so i was forced to place a gentle fist on his nose.

After that, since there was a little bit of air, i proceeded to the nearest petrol station to fill up the air, but within seconds while i was taking a left turn, a cop pointed out that the tyre was fully flat & i settled myself to the job of changing the spare. At this point, i also explained to the cop the situation. He coolly came over & removed the dust cap from the mouth of the tyre.

There was a small stone inside which was cleverly nudged between the cap & the nozzle by which the air has been gently let out. Immediately, the cop made a call & within seconds a qualis arrived & bundled the miserable security wallah into the van & took him away. His manager had to come & personally apologize to me & pay a hefty bakshish to the cops to secure his release. Turned out to be a good experience in the end.
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Security guy deserve it. Even after seeing you with your kids & intentionally making you to suffer.

As mentioned by you earlier in a different thread, not a good thing to do when you have your family around.

Might be that police man would have been refused his share & chance to settle the old score
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I have heard a lot about Chennai cops. They are ruthless, but they are just and they protect the public. Differs a lot from the Kolkata cops, who run for their lives when they see a mob gathering and from the bengalooru cops, who start pulling their wallet out on any small incident.
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In Bangalore it's a common problem with people putting up signs saying No Parking etc. on PUBLIC roads just because it's in front of their house (not obstructing the gate mind you - just in front of the wall). Really makes my blood boil. If you're too stingy to build a garage it really isnt anyone else's problem.
It happens here too where there is an office or shop, a part of the pavement space is 'earmarked' for their own use. It no longer is a public place. And if you argue, this is what happens.

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wow! a well placed knuckle sandwich. I must commend! sometimes many of these watchmen give bhav for no reason. I think since they dont have any work, they need to act like they are all important.
You are absolutely right, madan. I hate talking to such creatures. They wait & watch until you have parked, switched off the engine & got out, then they will come & say "Park it here, park it there. MD's car will come.".
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