METRO PLUS

`Be considerate'

GITA CHANDRASEKARAN PHOTO: D. GOPALAKRISHNAN

GITA CHANDRASEKARAN PHOTO: D. GOPALAKRISHNAN  





Gita Chandrasekaran wonders how people can be so rude towards others

Why are we becoming increasingly inconsiderate? Many instances come to my mind when I think about our insensitive behaviour. I shall restrict myself to a few.We clean every corner of our house and sweep the dust out into the street. We don't think twice about the garbage bags tossed over our walls on to the street. Everyone seems to be in a hurry. When I drive my car, I slow down the vehicle to let elderly couples or children cross the road. But there are others who overtake from behind. Imagine the plight of those crossing the road.As you wait for your turn in a bank or at a busy railway booking counter, you will be surprised to see people jumping the queue. No one has the time to wait, but they don't think twice about keeping others waiting. Many don't keep their appointments. Talk about people who hold up the traffic for trivial reasons. It annoys me. I have seen traffic jams in front of shopping arcades when people slow down their cars in front of the entrance and give lengthy instructions to their drivers. How can people cause such inconvenience to others? People make loud phone conversations in public and some make a ruckus in restaurants if they are having a good time. Please, spare a thought for others. SOUND OFF! is a weekly space for you to rant, applaud or talk about anything on your mind. Write to >metro@thehindu.co.in (with address and phone number), and you may get a chance to sound off!

AS TOLD TO ASHA S. MENON





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