Stressing me out as I drive.
Cutting into my lane,
Driving around like a maniac,
What are you, a stuntman?
Where are you really heading?
‘Cos I’m curious to know.
What did you achieve by overtaking me,
Well, you are still here in front of me,
Stuck in the traffic, same as me.
Then why the uncouth, barbaric behaviour?
Why make it so hard,
When I need to switch lanes
– mind you, with the Indicator On!
I’m following the rules.
I’m accommodating you..
Then why do you need to give me,
Your random angry stares,
While sitting on your throne of threats.
Did you derive some pleasure?
By ill-treating me?
Why is the world going berserk?
Some calmness, a little harmony,
Humanity, respect and some manners.
Did I ask for too much?
Silly of me!
4 thoughts on “Traffic in Bangalore”
What is it about that area that is so contested with people traffic? It’s like the human equivalent of the old TV “snow” between channels, those little black and white “ants” clashing left and right, non-stop. If it’s not the trains, it’s also the cars and roads?
Even as bad as I’ve seen in Chicago, it doesn’t sound as hazardous or unsettling as (parts of) India (Bengaluru). From footage I’ve seen, I’d feel the need to carry a baseball bat and stiffen up everywhere I go just in case some dark-skinned man snuck up on me. [It’s not a racist thing…I just have nerves around men with tan/dark skin. Women I wouldn’t mind as much, though I’ve seen some sneaky thieves and others who wear so much jewelry that it makes me cringe.]
I don’t think anyone takes any pleasure from doing what they do in that traffic. It sounds more like everyone who gets into it is aching to get somewhere and/or achieve something with little regard for others…which sounds like a disaster movie in which everyone is scrambling to get out of the city before the meteor hits. That’s what I picture over there; a daily meteor panic. That or a Black Friday shopping spree. 😛
I wanted to add something poetic but decided to just state some thoughts this time.
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I have been thinking about writing about traffic a lot lately. Your post brought a smile.
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Haha. Traffic just keeps getting worse and we remain helpless. It was on my mind too, hence the post. Nice to know it brought a smile, thank you Akarsh! 🙂
Being bangalorean.. I’m happy someone writes.. about it.. traffic is something couldn’t do anything about it..
Keep writing 😊😊