You spot this written at the back of all the trucks and tempos. The purpose behind it is very simple – if one wants to overtake that truck/tempo; they need to honk properly as an overtaking intention indicator!
But most of the people in Mumbai are way too amazing when it comes to assuming things! Be it for breaking rules; or contributing towards anti – Save the environment and our planet from the Global Warming. Actually most of the Indians are amazing at these things. But, I am not going to write about how we are and hurt a few more egos; especially when we all are in high spirits thanks to our Master Blaster. His inning was a treat to watch – 200 not out – phew! He didn’t even use any runner throughout his inning! Since he could make a double century he is brave. (Otherwise!?!)
And the best thing was that for the first time I watched the match live and still Sachin managed to score and India won. Those regular here will know what I mean; and for the rest of you, click here.
I had to mention this as this man has the power to create that stand still moment in the whole country.
Back to my topic now; we take this Horn ok Please slogan way too seriously; for, most of the times you see those behind the wheels honking even when it is not required. We all are in hurry to reach at some place; and the traffic plays its part; but does the unnecessary honking really help?
I don’t drive myself so I don’t know what must be going on in the mind of the driver; maybe he/she thinks that honking will help them move faster; or it will clear those hundred cars ahead of them the moment signal turns green; or maybe some fly button is installed somewhere at their car horns! Please help me with the valid logic.
And those frustrated heads that come out of car windows after the hands attached to their torso are tired of honking; their efforts of making non-stop noise is futile thanks to the stand still traffic; they take out their head and shout their lungs out asking cars to move fast! If the jam is due to a broken car; then God bless the poor soul behind those wheels. For, he gets so many curses and abuses by those stranded because of him; but very few help him.
Honking – a sign of getting late, an outcome of frustration or just a habit – it is for sure irritating for others if used consistently. But I guess no point in writing or blogging about it as we are not going to change. We will wake up tomorrow and start it all over again even in case of slow moving traffic in the silence zone; or our head will again pop out to abuse when we will see the cause of the jam.
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