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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.


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.

Preeti Aghalayam aka 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.