It is soo much beautiful for me being a young independent girl living in a place like Chennai, where you can see desi fat fat auto rickshaws everywhere. The best thing about Chennai auto rickshaw is – it has got the capacity to carry the entire population of Banglore. You better be careful when you guys are driving near them because they can burst out anytime. I was thinking, it should be like a perfect Bollywood stunt scene – all the stunters flying in eight directions because of the super hero’s heavy punch (you gotta think this in slow motion to get the real effect).
I have always been a people watcher. When I say people watcher, I don’t go behind anyone. It simple means I like seeing everything life has to offer. Seeing a happy family makes me smile. Seeing a bunch of fashion freaks makes me laugh. I find all this quite fascinating. May be because of this I prefer public transports to travel. Mostly I end up in share auto rickshaws because most of the time I will be late and so I don’t get time to wait for a bus.
Apart from fun, there are some common characters which freaks me out when I go in share auto rickshaws. Here are some.
SLEEPY-WEEPY – Yes, you got it right. They travel to sleep. Just to sleep. The rickshaw engine keeps farting gatta-gatta sound, the shouting horns got the power to tear our ear drums, the holes and the humps on the Chennai roads can make you roll down anytime but none of them going to disturb their sleep. They be so adamant on their sleep. Sometimes I wish I had a lemon so that, I could squeeze them in their eyes.
LOVE BIRDS – Exactly, the couples. They keep holding their hands together. No matter what, they don’t leave their hands even if I throw a bucket of itching insects on them. I know I should not bother them. I pretend to be normal but you know when it gets boring, I go back to being me, crazy me. I might face somewhere but then my full attention will be on them. That naughty smile on his face and her blushing eyes completes them. The most annoying part is when they call themselves cute. Ok! May be I am jealous somewhere so I better stop it here.
SCANNING MACHINES – This is somebody who stares at you for no reason. They just keep scanning us from top to bottom and then again from bottom to top. This is why I name them scanning machine. Perfect name right ? I think, girls should be knowing better what I am talking about. I don’t know what they scan at. Are they amused by our fashion sense ? Do they think we are that sexy and worth staring all day ? I don’t know. What are they looking at ? I don’t get an answer even if I ask them too. I have an advice here for all my dear girls (and boys if needed) – don’t be dumb when somebody scans you. We are not for granted. If you don’t raise your voice, then it is like you are accepting them and being ok with it. Don’t give a chance to complain yourself later.
ANGRY BIRDS – If a couple that’s in love are called love birds then why don’t I name a couple that fights as angry birds ? He he.. Well this is not only about the couples but everyone. One who is fighting with her boyfriend for not coming on time, one who is fighting with their mom for more freedom, one who is fighting with their house owner for increasing the house rent, one who is complaining about their boss and so many like that. I have seen people fighting and arguing over phone calls and wondered how come their mouth works faster than their mind. Do they really mean what they say on anger ? Dear angry birds, don’t live your life with anger, you will be hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Remember this – every minute you are angry, you are losing sixty seconds of happiness.
SANDWICH MACHINE – This is something when we get sandwiched between two fat people sitting next to you. You just have to place an egg in between them, their tight body heat is far enough to break and make an omelette. OMG!! Like asthma, they take my breath away. I will be struck and I go mad to get out of that. Should I go left ? or should I go right ? I see left and right with a confused face (I can explain you better, when two people taking a picture of you and you don’t know which camera to look at, that’s how it is). I cannot breath but I can scream and that’s how I get out of it. When I get out I feel like giving a hi-fi on their face with my bag for showing me the value of oxygen.
SOLOVEN – Are you still thinking what it means ? Don’t think too much and waste your brain, there is no word called “Soloven”. I created it. Soloven means being solo and feeling heaven. Sometimes, you don’t find anyone around you except the driver and that’s where you see you in you. I see myself playing loud songs in my mp3 player. I drum on my thighs, shake my head and sing with the song. I make funny faces and wave bye bye to the roadside kids. What you do when you are alone is what you are.
I feel like everyone brings joy in our life but then it depends. Some when they enter in our life and some when they leave :p Life is awesome. Love it and feel it.