Friday, July 14, 2006

TAKE ME TO WHERE-YOU-WANT-TO-GO

Read in Vijay TV's Grandmaster style, thamizh mixed with malayalam..
"Yaare manasele yaare
Autokkaaran manasele yaare
Avan poradhu endha oore!"


Autorickshaw drivers are a very frustrating lot. They have a destination point in mind when they drive by, and if you correctly guess the place they have in mind, you win an all-expenses paid (by you of course) ride.

My spiritual guide Koundamani once made fun of this behaviour in a movie by asking auto drivers to display a board (mentioning destination point) outside their vehicles akin to buses, so people would not waste their time.

This is how I rid myself of this frustration (translated from thamizh):

Me: I want to go to Ayanavaram
Autodriver: Auto won't come! *shaking his head* *vrrrooom*
Me: Wait wait, I want to go to Anna Nagar!!
Autodriver: *stops vehicle and gestures me to step inside auto*
Me: I won't come! *shaking my head* *walking away*

At least I have the satisfaction of having said no to him! :-)

28 comments:

Archana said...

LOL! I am curious now - what choice wonderful Tami words did the autodriver use on you after that ;-)?

Anonymous said...

yenga BASHA BAI unnna summma vida maataru ...

bye,
hurry.

maha said...

hahaha.. i know.. automen can be very irritating!!!

Astrologer said...

Hi Vinesh,

I agree that Auto guys in Chennai are a menace - looters to be precise. Would you join hands to solve the auto menace at least in Chennai?

vasanthi said...

pazhiki pazhi-good one.

prithz said...

good shot!!!

V N said...

LOL... thats one tiff that most of us r familiar with, arent we??

:)

Jo said...

Hahaha... very true boss!! Am facing this situation almost everyday! Will try using your way of tricking them! ;-))

யாத்திரீகன் said...

escape ?! :-)

Rose said...

Ennaaaaa... ithu sinna pullakarathanma irukku.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vinesh, why dont you create a RSS url for your site so that we can read your blogs without having to open your site everytime. Dont ask me how to do it, i dont know how to do it, but know how to use Feed readers.

Anonymous said...

hey....why dint u tell us the entire story??

dont tell me he dint SAY anything, if u know what i mean...

Kishore

Jeevan said...

Repeat’a:)

Neelu said...

Hahahahah LOL Very nice...I dont know why rickshaw walas in india r so rude I myself have been through this many times .....They just say it so rudely I feel like kicking htem hard but :( U did a good job !!!!

Vinesh said...

Thanks for your replies..
For all those folks who wanted to know what the auto driver responded..

I have no clue because like comedy scenes in thamizh movies, I said what I said, and disappeared the next second..

"Escaapee" :-P

Arjuna_Speaks said...

he he that was funny :D LOL

vipin said...

remember the day when u, ar, her frend and me had to com back from music academy after the quiz competition.... not all auto drivers are that bad... heheheheheh!

Random Access said...

Oorukku pudhusa irundhu ippadi panradhu konjum risky maamu.. Auto Drivers are like Dinosaurs, once you rub them the wrong side, they never forget you..

But that sure is the kinda reply we are all used to giving.. I just love it.. But this was hilarious :)

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

HAhah...tht was funny....i have heard the auto guys say similar things n I would get really angry as it makes me late for wht ever I am supposed to go for!!!!!! SOme of them say, its coz they wont get a return trip n thus wont come but its not good for us..U have a fantastic approach...Istlye! :)

Shankari said...

Lol! Good one...

Anonymous said...

glad that you saved you rear bud....

Kishore

Murali said...

sema nakkals !

Badri said...

Indiavilayae rendae pudhisallinga... Onnuu G.D. Naidu, innuonnu intha auto driveringa:))
nakal pudicha alu pa...

visithra said...

i have auto drivers who remember us ;) eventhough they dont see me for years so cant use this tactic u know ;) but hillarious ;p

Aravind Raghu said...

ha ha..that was good....u have a good style of wrting..all short adn crisp

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