Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dutifully Done!

I travel to Powai everyday for work...and if its a normal working day,I have become used to facing a traffic snarl at 2-3 points on the way....but though the vehicular traffic moves slow,it at least moves.

So when one day I found myself in a deadlock kind of situation(one car couldn't move till some other moved which was stuck because of the first car and something like that),I was highly surprised and on questioning the cause for the chaos,I got the reply "Aaj mama nahi hai!!"......which actually is a local lingo to convey that "there's no traffic policeman".

That statement suddenly made me realise the importance of  policemen in our lives.

Though,I know it has become very convenient for most of us to casually assume that our system doesn't work,all policemen are corrupt,negligent towards their duties and are ready bribe-takers and so we kind of disregard them,we could spare some thought for some who might not be so....

The traffic policemen for instance,get fully drenched in the rain or continue to stand in the scorching heat of the sun because it is their duty to control the traffic...Also, the policemen whose leaves get cancelled for special bandobast duties during festivals or a high-dignitary visit,might tend to feel a little cranky at times.They too,after all,are humans.

So next time you get caught breaking signals or any other law and encounter a cop,just don't simply harbour harsh feelings for him,he might just be doing his duty or in corporate words he would be "performing the task assigned to him"....:-)

1 comment:

  1. hmmm......i really felt bad for them during OBAMA visit,u know,we all look forward towards diwali leave**since the year begins**,so ya,because of few rotten apples,u can't judge all of them..

    Deep thinking suchi,i am impressed :-)