Sunday, November 30, 2008

Basic (Indian) Instinct

There is a chain of movie theatres in US, called Showcase cinemas. They have a ticket counter at the entrance, where you buy a ticket and then you are allowed into a corridor from where you could enter any of the movie halls. An Indian friend of ours, who resides in the US, was telling us that actually we could buy one ticket and then watch as many movies as possible in a whole day in that multiplex. There are no ticket checkers for each movie hall, as we have here in India. He added on with a smile,” Only Indians do this, though!!”.  We being an Indian gang, we too did it, we bought one ticket and went into more than one movie hall. This is the basic instinct of Indians. We won’t miss a single opportunity where we could sneak in and save money. Bargaining is also very Indian. There is a Russell Peter’s episode I saw once in YouTube about  an Indian bargaining with a Chinese guy ( Its really funny ). If there is a long queue at a freeway exit and you see a car that drives past all the cars waiting in the queue to reach the front end of the queue, he’s got to be an Indian. 

During my short trip to the US, I was really amazed about how the people there obey traffic rules, how they painstakingly yield for each and every pedestrian standing by the road, how less they honk, how polite they are. I was actually thinking of a time when people here in India (including me) be polite and obey traffic rules. But then, after thinking of what Indians do back in US, I gave up my dreams. We are very Indian, and so will we be. 

2 comments:

  1. Hi! I wanted to comment on ur first ever post on this blog. but didnot see any option there, so writing here.

    I was quite suprised to see the word 'BOLG'. what is it, I was wondering? shud i check the dictionary, i was thing? but good i read ur post and understood,it was a typo error! but u got a very original name!

    I liked to honesty with which u started it up, I think all of us who are here wanted to some vent to our thoughts.

    I shall be following ur blog.. oops.... bolg!

    tc

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