I am good ... with a twist!
I admit I belong to the category of those curious souls who give a second look to someone's attire only to read in full those witty one-liners. I have come across many interesting ones on Tees (T-shirts), but here are a few that I noticed on vehicles during my 'journeys' in namma Bengalooru.
'Don't honk. The driver is trying to sleep.' was a Kumbhakarna's request. I still wonder in this routine of traffic jams and slow-moving traffic how that driver can afford to sleep.
'Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.' on a Tata Safari forced me to have a glimpse of the 'stupid people'. It was confirmed that it was a large group but definitely they didn't look stupid to me. Take it from me: after seeing those men laden with kilos of gold, no one would underestimate their power.
'The driver has no cash.' on a taxi was probably a message to the traffic cops to just let him go or probably a hint to start accepting debit/credit cards for traffic violations.
'Do not wash. This car is undergoing a scientific dirt test.' made me wonder who on earth was conducting that test, in the first place. I'm afraid if the owner of that Esteem continued to be so sluggish, soon even that writing wouldn't be seen.
'Insured by Mafia: You hit me, we hit you!' was a warning on a Santro. Let me tell you that it was one of those few lucky cars I got to see in Bangalore, which was scratch and dent-free. I don't know if the credit should be given to the expert driver or that writing on his windscreen.
'Hell is full. So I'm back!' - by the time I could ask him how the experience of the journey had been, he was gone! No wonder the world is turning to hell now.
'Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.' was presumably a drunkard's message. Now every time this man ventures out with that car, if the traffic cops remain alert, I am sure they would contribute considerably to the state government's revenue. What says you?
'My other car is a broom'. I doubt if this man is Sabrina's (the witch) distant cousin but how I wish I owned a broom like that.
Lastly, one face that most of the Bangaloreans seem to love is that innocent-looking puppy in all sizes and colors peeping out of every other car's backside. And it is better that I don't talk about those writings on autos and lorries, because I'm still trying to figure out what they actually mean!
Contributions from the Banjara family on Facebook (we thank each of you for making the effort to share with all of us what you've observed!)
- It's my money my car.....what's itching you! (Rekha Mahesh)
- Give respect. Take respect. (Farzana Razack)
- I'm not driving fast, I'm just flying low. (Priya Prasad saw this on a car owned by some guy in the Air Force.)
- Don't touch me. Am sensitive. (Murali Sarma)
- I'm on my own, will not change for anyone. (Murali Sarma)
- Don't kick my ass ... I have enough.
- Bure Nazar Waale Tera Muh Kaala ("The Hindi curse often accompanies India's favourite demon face glaring at us from the backs, especially of lorries. How do I translate that to English? A lousy literal translation will be: If you cast an evil eye, may your face be blackened! Not good English, sorry!", says Sreedhar MA)