On Refrees, TV experts and other really bad people!

I dunno – the world is really become bad now – people aint kind to their fellow men and except for childern – innocence and other nice things cannot really be expected to be seen in a human! Such is how bad things are – Reader’s Digest – that great American right wing collation of articles has just published a ranking of global cities on politeness and as usual we have come in there some where (http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=27599&pageIndex=2)last Mumbai is the rudest damn city in the world and NY is the most polite!! And yes elephants can fly and have wings!
That is how I felt when I read that but well I also knew if it came to rudeness – us Indians can really pile it on and well having lived at Mumbai when it was Bombay and all that – I know that town could be tough on the un suspecting! But then again people such as I that must as we have – query why ’tis such and not otherwise – must state that the test that they put them poor mumbaikars to was rather unfair! In their own  words…they performed 3 experiments: "door tests" (would anyone hold one open for them?); "document drops" (who would help them retrieve a pile of "accidentally" dropped papers?); and "service tests" (which salesclerks would thank them for a purchase?).For consistency, the New York tests were conducted at Starbucks coffee shops, by now almost as common in the Big Apple as streetlights. In all, 60 tests (20 of each type) were done.’
Some of that stuff don’t work at Mumbai. In 1993 they had a lot of bombs rip them apart – much before 9/11 – lot of people died (but lesser than did at NYC) and well I guess people just got a little bit untrusting and do not really pick up documents dropped – a little less courtesey maybe. There are a billion of us Indians out there and that is a lot – nearly as high as China so I guess it strains behavior a bit? The closest asian rival that we have in these sweepstakes of the low – is in fact Kuala Lumpur at Malayasia!
And then there was football and I was trying to make sense of refrees that bought countries hitherto strong and relentless down to their knees. What was that Spanish  guy thinking when he pulled a free kick on Australia for a guy tumbling on a fallen player? I don’t know what his name was and I don’t want to know it but he bought down a match. Then again there was that Russian madman that pulled 12 yellow cards in one game and some one else upped that and  pulled out 3 damn yellow cards!! That is againts the law man – 2 cards is it!

About Soumya
A technology enthusiast, forever enamored by all that it hath wrought and of course here is an attempt at making sense of it all and perhaps simplifying it!

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