People get bored and they want some excitement. Normally, those who are good wage earners and have weekends to enjoy and relax, want to make routine life get a shake-up.
Western or developed world has advanced in many ways, they have accomplished the stages in development that, better life sparks are about ” being different”. They do make daring trips to our part of the world.
Here, survival is for the fittest . You must use all part of your brains , a bullet may come or a brick may break your head..perhaps a fire trapped inside a cracker may get your finger burned..everything can happen..so when you step into our part of the world ..where getting home in one piece is a challenge..you forget the other sophisticated themes..that life should actually revolve around.
Why ? is a question that many ask for this kind of jungle rule. Some blame it to culture, others to politics, few bring in religion and so finger pointing succeeds and development of system retards.
Technological advancement, is not real progress. Technology, gives us efficiency but a transplant from the cultured society of any gadget, doesn’t change our thinking or approach. We, as a nation did not develop to attain a system..we simply adopted it and it remains alien or mystery..we want to use it but never think it’s important to understand, its functionality. Trial and errors are normal, learning is not really important for no one earns while they learn.
This is year 2013 , and we at Dhaka have now started to use flyovers. Drivers decide to enter it almost in the last minute..so they give an indication stop everyone , yes, all three lanes and enter the free way..but what if this was a wrong decision..they apply brakes and now are rolling back..yes.traffic is coming towards them..but ..you can not hit any car at the back!! it will be your fault..some sneak and take the entrance as exit 😉 they believe where there is a will there is way :)) hey ! hey! yell at top of voice..blare horns and flick lights..why are people trying to use their lanes..no. they must never use their right of way..it is a free country and free way ..is it not?
No wonder..traffic tells how a nation is..if its trying to follow or ditch you..force you to smash onto the car..make you get into an accident and smile cynically..you start to think..life is journey..we are sure chasing it with skills..if you can endure the thrills you will escape to get killed.
Sounds promising , as a philosophy and out look in life..but what if the traffic takes it literally 🙂
Chaos ..yessssssssssssssss ..But here we all seem to be enjoying this every moment adventure. Who uses roads ? Pedestrains, cyclist, three wheelers, cars, vans, trucks and buses. What type of people drive or ride..type eh 😉 Well..all are drivers..some just drive you crazy..The first thing they learn is the three wheeler..very innocent looking vehicle no air pollution, except bad odour emitting time to time due to pressure and gas 😉 It has a 2.5 inches in the front wheel..so thin and slim, it can block anyone..just a nudge and there..you can not go further ..as the rickshaw puller (three wheeler) has tricked you..just when the traffic police signalled that it was your turn. You can not yell at him..ask me..why!! because he is poor..with that reason..he can get away with murder..Poverty , is the root of all miseries..and you sitting behind a poewered wheel, with humming a/c don’t know how the heat makes you grind..SO, all this in your head..you press your lips and let him sway in and paddle..slowly..after all he is human remember..
Fine..next time the traffic police signals, you are so sure you get your chance but..no..a pedestrain decides to cross your car..and oops got a call on her mobile..she tells you to stay put..this call is very important ..you are about to faint..but she is cool in this heat..so why can’t you be tolerant atleast 🙂
Finally, your turn comes and you cross the road..as you are driving, on a road originally designed for four lanes ..but people are so improvising..and innovative.they make five lanes..so each one is really close ..and traffic crawls..the person in front of you is Mr Perfect, so he wants to clean his dash board right now..he slows his car to almost dead stop and the guy beside you gives you a side with his head turned facing the opposite direction..daring you to reveal your driving skills..not so easy eh..The traffic moves..and suddenly, the bus driver wants to drop off the passengers in the middle of the road..he just stops!! eeee ..you too stop the passengers jumps down and gives you a mean look..were you trying to run over them !! You let them cross and jump over the barricade.. The traffic department has constructed all along the road a divider to keep trafiic flowing easily..but since sports is not really cheap so pedestrain do this jumping the hurdels daily..yes they jump over the divider and lands in front of your car and ask you rudely..” Don’t you see me ?” But..you are jumping from the divider..so what !! I am poor..nobody can fight that…traffic stops again..as drivers change lanes in hopes of going fast, but as they change lanes they stop all those coming from behind to a halt..Now the important people can not and must not be delayed with all this fuss..so they drive towards the oncoming traffic with a siren like horn..blaring and glaring..well the glaring part is with the head lights that flickers..if by chance anyone comes from the opposite side..they will be accused of blocking them 🙂 finally we reach and the cars ont he wrong side also reaches the crossing..but..we get stopped and they are allowed to go first !! but they were breaking the traffic rules..no..they had risked enough by venturing into the wrong side of the traffic flow..so you must let them go..after all they are the true followers of “Where there is a will there is a way “
Driving a left hand car on a road where all other cars are right hand, has its advantages and disadvantages.
My husband who actually drives.is safe.but me I am sitting on the side that the cars are coming..unsafe.
Other drivers think..a woman is driving let us over take her..but my man’s ego get bloated and he doesn’t let this happen..I am floating..
When any bumper to bumper or brushing happens..I somehow get the heat..not my fault at least
Police flag down and asked me to produce license to drive..but its my husband who is driving !
Alone..my husband is waiting for the in front cars to move ..the policeman comes and ask..where is the driver of this car..he is not suppose to park it here..but..says, my husband I am the driver and cars in front not moving..well he can also see that..doesn’t he?