Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Insane Tourist

I was returning back to my abode after an hour of gymming and i found two gullible looking tourist girls. They were also clearly insane because they were trying to get into public transport, ie, a bus*…in New Delhi, India. I, being the epitome of a good concerned citizen asked them to take some other less suicidal form of transport, because the bus transport system is not “safe”. “Not safe in what sense?”, asks one of them.

Umm…I dunno, but when you are travelling in one of the most crime ridden cities in India, do you really need to be asking such a question? Obviously the danger in question is not one of a natural calamity such as an earthquake. I tried to explain to these particularly dim girls (blondes) that even normal Indian girls like myself do not travel by such buses and also pointed out that the bus is at full capacity and there is not one girly in it. This did not seem to them a logical explanation (blondes) and they went ahead anyway.

What is even more annoying about this is that these are the same people who get vaccinated and only drink mineral water and hold on to hand sanitizer like it is some magical elixir. I can understand that you are lost and you are in a completely different country, but when good sound advice is being offered you must take it! The fact that I can eat anything and drink anything from anywhere in this country and still not get sick is proof of my supremacy.

The conclusion of this rant is that if you will ever find yourself in India, you must never travel by bus*.


*bus: ie, the old kind. they look tattered and battered and look like they are going to fall apart in no time. however, there is a new kind introduced recently in shades of red and green and they look beautiful -they may be safer to travel in.

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