Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Breaking Traffic rules: A different perspective
On a visit to India, she was caught in a traffic jam. She noticed a rider on a motorcycle waiting impatiently in the jam. When the rider realized the entire exercise would mean an indefinite wait, he rode over the divider to the reverse lane. In order to ride over the divider, he had to find a few brick pieces since the divider was of a different height. In addition, he also had to let other people blocking his way to use the same technique.
My friend, the management consultant, has a different take on this incident which broke all rules and also should have astonished her. Indians are able to find a way out of tricky situation. They do not wait for things to happen. They make things happen.
Personally, I differ. You will find these characteristics regardless of race and creed. But what I learnt from the conversation is what many people often repeat. Keep your eyes. There is always a different perspective. It is indeed a fresh view of an issue which usually ends up driving up my blood pressure to the roof.