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Public Transport From Hell

By Born Confused


Autos. How does this word make you feel? Does it make you feel like clawing somebody’s eyes out or just clawing at anything? Then you know what I am talking about. What was Volkswagen thinking when they said “Das Auto”? In India! They just probably travel in their little fancy cars or large fancy cars never having known the Indian auto. I know I am babbling (read the title of the blog, guys!)
God, they are the epitome of annoying! They should all be banished to Tartarus, only fit place for them. Autos I mean.
I know I said I wasn’t making a list but this isn’t just a list.
It’s a HATE list.


Top 5 WORST things about autos -
5. The way they take speed-breakers. Bumpity Bumpity Bump Bump. I can practically feel stuff rattling around inside me.


4. They will either take you round and round in circles or say that they know the way and then ask you for directions. If not either of these, the meter will be tweaked. This will probably happen in a completely unfamiliar city. Result -daylight robbery.


3. When you say where you want to go, they grimace and shake their heads and drive off into the sunset. Why? I am not asking you for a loan or something, buddy. Paying you, aren’t I? I don’t want to go to the bloody moon!


2. The way they find excuses to make you pay more. “It’s raining” or “It’s night” or “You won’t get any other autos” or “I’m an asshole”. Oops. That was mine. :-/


1. Attitude. Oh my God. And how much! This guy was so rude to me because I didn’t have change...He was all “Oh you should have asked if I have change or not before getting in, Go and get change”
Me : “Where am I supposed to go and get change ??”
Auto-jerk (raising his voice, if you please) : “I don’t know all that! Otherwise, give me the 100 bucks and go”
Me : !!!!!!!
No way was I paying him 70 bucks extra. So I went to the petrol bunk and got change. Bugger.
Somehow I calmly paid him (relatively calmly) and didn’t throw the money in his face. We Virgos are known for suppressing our feelings.:P


Yes, I suppose there are some decent auto guys but mostly only in Mumbai. Generally, they just piss me off. Like, so bad. Wait, I already said that, didn’t I?


Okay, I’m going to stop now. Blogging is really therapeutic. Take all the anger and turn it into words I say and errrr…. post it on a public forum anonymously :P That’s the ticket.

 

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