Caution, you are not going to like this post.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
But it is a fact is it not? That Indians, in general, are rude travellers?
I have seen it on local and international flights. Queues are always broken. When the boarding for seats is announced for the front row, somebody in the last row always barges in, or tries to barge in? And then, once they are in, it is one mad scramble to capture all the space in the overhead bin, as it were some disputed territory or a gold rush? And take all the free newspapers available to read. And rush to the exit when the plane lands, like there is some emergency in the plane?
And no, it is not just in the planes, we are like this on trains, on buses and would be on rickshaws too, except for the fact that rickshaws really dont offer so much space. And are we any different on the roads? No.
Of course, all of us are not like that. Most of us are angels - if you look closely you can see a halo around our heads! But in a country of a billion, occasional devilish streaks can add up to quite a bit, even on each plane or train or traffic signal...But no, most of it is our ingrained habit.
More thoughts on this later...