Grin and Bear It September 14, 2007Posted by astralwicks in Attitude, Economy, Grin and Bear It, Ideology, india, Life, Money, People, Personal, traffic, Tree, Urban.
Money grows on trees. Yes. You have pots and pans at home. In the market there are shops that sell plants, shrubs and trees. Buy the plants, bury them in proper nutritious earth, nurture it with water and light and bingo…open your eyes after a tiring night’s repast and what do you see…money, currency. So easy, so desirable and so…unreal.
This is the stuff of dreams. Everyman and everywoman since eternity have dreamt of this tree of money. Alas, all scientific evolution has fallen short of achieving this deep rooted fantasy. But that’s not the case with certain people. They believe that money grows on tree. Ask them if they have such a tree at home and you will get a vigorous shake of the head for an answer. Are you crazy, the headshake seems to indicate. That’s not possible, you fool it says silently.
But the same people are over-confident that ‘others’ have money trees at their place, be it apartment, mansion or a palace. Of course they have such trees. How else do they have the house, the bike, the car, the boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s all because of the money tree, you fool they assert this time round, with an accompanying shake of the head of course.
So the weights are rigged, the auto meters are rigged, the food is adulterated, the roads come undone, the attitude is unstuck, the curse at hand, service is second hand etc etc. The answer is simple – they deserve it because they can afford it. It’s asking your co-traveler on the BEST bus to remove his feet from TOP of your feet. He (could be she also) will say, ‘why don’t you take an auto if you want more space’? Take the auto and your 6th sense immediately proclaims the exact degree to which the meter has been rigged. 10% fast is what people have got used to. But that’s soon getting out of style. You ask, ‘sir, isn’t your meter a bit faster than normal’? The reply, ‘why don’t you buy a car’ and then comes the rejoinder, ‘I don’t think you can, you can’t even pay the auto fare’.
Can we be a bit gentle with each other?