Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh Yuck!

I'm not one of those finicky environmentalists who tell their best friends that they refuse to be friends because they threw the wrapper on the road. Ok so I may tsk tsk at littering but that's because of a poem I learnt in class 3 which creatively went

"Hoot hoot
Don't pollute
Hoot hoot
Don't pollute
Save the planet earth"

Before I go further with this post, I must comment on the creativity of this poem. Why is an owl of all the creatures great and small telling us not to pollute! Could the poet not find any other word that rhymes with hoot? Boot, root, soot, dude?????

Anyway, the reason for this post is this. I have a 1 km walk from my car to my office. Yes yes, I've badgered you with that information for a while now. And the walk entails one of the filthiest walks around CP! (For the uninitated, CP is a connaught place...and if you don't know what that is...get a life....really!)

Early in the morning, when the rest of the city is clean and pure, the trees are bathed in dew and you exit from your freshly washed car, the last thing you want to do is spend your morning meandering through the corridors of CP avoiding....all sorts of muck!

So dogs...err....doing their stuff isn't something you can help but why do so many people insist on spitting just about everywhere! I just don't get it! I never feel like suddenly in the midst of a conversation opening up my mouth and spitting! Then why does anyone else? Is it because they don't keep the right company and need to gag at their conversations with these people? Do they just produce more saliva than the rest of the world and so need to dispose it every few minutes? Or do they find the sight of spit so revolting that they spit upon it themselves!!!

Or why do they need to lose control of their bladders when they see a tree? Or flick their empty gutkha packets like Rajnikant and then don't even attempt to catch it? Many more gross images are flooding my mind now.....and making me sick!

Had to unload.....

Back with a more cheerful post soon

Horrible 6 day week this one...

22 comments:

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

LOL - as they say, your pain can entertain. I liked the way you ended - "Had to unload". Better to unload on the blog than on the streets like those guys, right? :p

Cuckoo said...

1. Rajnikant sticks to ciggies. NO GUTKA!! okai??

2. The spitting drives me NUTS too. Esp when bus passengers spit on unwary car tops and walkers on the road. Ugh.

3. Finally, hey plastic littering is bad too. If you can carrying home that bit of plastic to dump in your own dustbin is an awesome conscious environmentally friendly way. The only way our grandkids get to see Ladakh or Bhutan unpolluted atleast.

4. Rajnikant sticks to ciggies. NO GUTKA!! okai?? :)

Anonymous said...

eh...
don't you whine about dirty cp
you obviously haven't walked around any station in bombay...
whiney south delhi brat

Adarsh said...

this phenomenon or so to speak, the personality trait may be due to a thing called 'induction'.
You see filth, you think filth, you tend to add up to it.

JollyRoger said...

Gr8 minds think alike!!!

http://jollyrogerrocks.blogspot.com/2008/01/its-s-life.html

Glad u unloaded here!!!!

nisha punjabi said...

i agree with u soo much... y do ppl have to throw the empty can on the way home when they have a dustbin! Indians need to be fined tooo .. guess we will never learn till we are fined!! :D

Vasanthan said...

serious fines have to be imposed to prevent littering. Take it from a Singaporean, it works!

IR said...

there is a joke , an indian on his first trip to singapore , was arrested spitting on the street, he was fined S$500, for doing so.
he told the law officer, that if such fines were to be introduced
in india, with the money collected we could one day buy out singapore!

looking forward to the cheerful post

Renovatio said...

I was dropping a friend off somewhere beyond Karol Bagh. At one point, there was a palm tree in the middle of a really narrow street, and a pile of trash on the opposite wall. My car almost got impaled on the trash pile.

Standbymind said...

Wait up.
I guess I know which part of CP are you talking about. ( I guess so)
If its the same...oh man...it sucks..there is smell..garbage...eeeehaaa!

Passed that lane recenly and still the stink is rite there in ma nose...
eeew!!

:)

Wishes!!

Anonymous said...

get perspective ppl...
the whole of bombay sticks...
get off the flite and u can smell it ..
and its not sea breeze

nutty said...

ah! such graphic descriptions took me right back to CP from my office chair 10.000 leagues away!

:)

start an andolan or something and get the CP people to clean up their mess! Approach Medha Patkar or someone.. what say?

Di said...

we...actually im one of the ones u described in ur first sentence in this post.Anyone who litters in my presence gets awarded a peircing stare which assists them in holding on to the wrapper till they find a dustbin :D

beanpole said...

references to the lord and master rajnikanth should not be made in such a loose fashion...MIND IT..

Anurag said...

he he
most of our cities do have a cleanliness problem...has been there since i can remember...20 yrs back when i was in delhi...as a 5yr old also i used to twitch my nose at the sight of ... er...dogs doing their stuff (i guess by stuff u meant gastric ablutions :D)...

not much has changed even today

A Shade of Blue said...

Hehe..so know what you mean..but the worst part is walking next to roadside dhabas where last night's leftovers haven't been cleaned up. So the dogs come and help. Right next to where little boys are doing their morning business (mostly in VK forest areas!) Ugh.

Aiswarya said...

yukk.. disgusting!!!!!!

You call sigh... a cheerful post!! babe, take a break. drink some alchol, now try again!!!

durjoy datta said...

ha!!!!
interesting......!!!
but CP is one of the cleanest places in delhi...........!!!!

anN-series said...

it happens not only in india!!!...in europe i hv seen ppl spitting on the road (i even saw pan stain!!!), someones discarded chewing gum sticking on to ur shoes..and peeing behind a tree in a park!

mayz said...

well atleast u r in delhi...

man!!! i jus cant stop cribbin abt how much i miss delhi...:((

d dirty bylanes of cp...or d beautiful central park...d bluelines...or d wide ring road...its a visual contradiction...but its still home

nasia said...

the relieving bladder thing even i dont understand.. i mean anywhere.. everywhere

Killin Time said...

Ye hindutaan hai hindutaan.. yahan pe logon pe tarah tarah ke presur hote hai.. ab presar mein aake karna padta hai.. lol..