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Saturday, February 21, 2009

the non-violent taxi driver

the ahimsa-vaadi taxi driver is one who:
1. honks not
2. keeps within speed limits
3. gives way to others
4. does not indulge in brinkmanship
5. treats pedestrians as equal rights partners
6. keeps a respectful distance from the previous car.
7. respects the 3 lights thing usually found at intersections.

was in one such taxi yesterday. and i was one frustrated passenger!!
barked couple of times during the trip, and sometime towards the end of the journey, i recognised the true value of the taxi driver.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

You must've found 1 in a million kind of driver. We SO BADLY need good drivers on our roads.
I value it a 1000 times more since we are back from a horrid experience in Pune.
I'll spare you the details, but the need for sensible driving, good infrastructure and more importanty DISCIPLINE just cannot be stressed enough.

kbpm said...

:-)

men make horrid passengers by the way.

csm said...

v - while we need more such drivers, we need much better passengers.

kenny - there is some truth to your statement, i concede :-)

Vanessa said...

The passenger can mouth of stuff he/she likes, only the person with the brakes matters.