I am sure you must have seen TOI’s latest campaign on the Great Indian Litterbug. I for one could not help ROFLing after reading it. But when I reread it, I could not help but hang my head is shame. I could easily identify with some of the things they had mentioned because at one point of time, I had done the same! From now on, I am going to do my bit and not litter our beautiful country but I also want to spread awareness about this campaign through my blog. So here’s presenting, Munni of all Trades’ “Great Indian Railways Litterbug”.
We all have travelled in a train at least once in our life time and we have definitely experienced these 3 typical Railways Litterbugs doing their thing in front of our eyes in the Great Indian Railways. Let’s get to know them better.
The Fruit-y aunty
This aunty wants her children to be healthy and strong and in order to ensure that she makes full use of all the free time that she has at hand during the train journey. She buys dozens of oranges, apples, chikoos, bananas and all other fruits sold by hawkers at platforms. She then proceeds to peel them with her nail cutter knife and serve it lovingly to her children who have great fun throwing the orange pips and banana skins on the floor so that by the end of the journey the entire compartment has a marvellous stench.
The (W)Rapper Uncle
This uncle loves everything that comes wrapped in a shiny wrapper and he loves to decorate the entire train with silver paper. Chips, biscuits, chocolate and anything and everything; this uncle is partial to all. He will spread them evenly along with little bits of food to attract cockroaches, too. After all it will add to the decor, won’t it?
The Chikni Chameli/ Chamela
This Chameli/ Chamela loves grease and chiknayi and wants to spread it on the train seats, on the train beds, walls and everybody else. They will bring in homemade food, spill its contents wherever possible and not bother to clean up. Their plastic boxes containing the leftovers will be kept under the seats as they rest their feet with their shoes on of course on somebody’s suitcase. The train is their world and they do what they please to blacken it, dirty it and filthify it (yes, it is a word!) so that it cannot be used ever again.
So these were the three Great Indian Railway Litterbugs. Have you met some, too? I am sure you must have. Why don’t you share a few instances with me, too.
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