Saturday, January 17, 2009

OMR Highway and the ego

Two months back:
I saw the toll plaza being completed here. The ticket was priced at 17 Rs.
[To myself] This is not going to work. The price is such that people will be: handing over 20, 50 or 100 Rs notes and there is going to be a change crunch in the plaza. Why can't they price it in round numbers? (15 or 20)

Very recently:
We were crossing the toll plaza. My dad handed over a 20 Rs note
[Toll attendant] Sir, there is no change. Do you have 2 Rs?
[To myself] This is soo dumb. I could foresee this even when the board was being put up. Don't they think about these things before hand?

Much more recently:
I pointed this out to Radha [yeah, a little proudly :)]
[Radha] May be they want to force people to buy the monthly card considering the headache people go through every time trying to pay cash!

Moral:
[bulb breaking] When your ego is puffed up like a balloon, perception is blind sided. Other possibilities that exist don't exist for us anymore!

3 comments:

Deepak Kumar Vasudevan said...

It is another strategy that T.R. Baalu and his unscrupulous team are letting out. The unaccounted change gathered in that way, would then go for everyday night sharing as booty. Every month or so, a fixed percentage might also be reaching 'one of homes' of the minister. Who knows?

Deepak said...

Deepak,
It's a little too much for me to comment. Theoretically possible - but can they get away from the public without tendering the required change?

Deepak Kumar Vasudevan said...

It is another strategy that T.R. Baalu and his unscrupulous team are letting out. The unaccounted change gathered in that way, would then go for everyday night sharing as booty. Every month or so, a fixed percentage might also be reaching 'one of homes' of the minister. Who knows?

 
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