Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The incident happened today

I was on my way towards the road near my house. I found, couple of foreigners got down from an auto rickshaw. As I was nearing them one of fellow asked me about some nearby place address on that road. By the time I finished saying the way to the place, what I saw another girl from the group how was carrying some empty bottles trying to put those in a big letter box located opposite side of the road thinking that’s a dustbin. And all of a sudden she discovered that it was a letter box and started wondering where to dispose those bottles. It wasn't funny but serious. She told that they couldn't find a dustbin anywhere on of this long road and started assuming that they found one.

As far as I know there is not a single dustbin on the road and the whole road solve this purpose. Now you can imagine the situation of the poor girl searching for a dustbin again …

4 comments:

Jigar Mehta said...

I would like to add something here. Its india, we dont have system of dustbins at roads so frequently like US. And even if government put them on the road, people dont seem to use it properly, even I have heard of stealing those dustbins (selling them for money!!!!).. So, I think it will be a while when we can still get dustbins on the road. We dont have those kind of people around!!

Just my 2c.

alok said...

Thanks Jigar for sharing your thoughts here.

Anil Umachigi said...

Well i guess most of us have experienced that kind of situation before. Iam Optimistic that day will come when our cities will get better gradually.

Anil

Himanshu Sheth said...

I guess the situation is the same in most of the places in India but what is funny about this incident is that the lady thought that the letter box is a dustbin is quite funny :)

I see no resemblance between the dustbin and the letter box...

-Himanshu