I wonder why people suffer from an “overtaking syndrome” in all walks of life. We see motorists especially the young breed whizzing past your car from the left and the right wherever their car could get a ‘car hold’, thus leaving you gasping for breath! The auto drivers are one up having the advantage of less space to squeeze their three wheelers in and be alongside inches from your car. Once when our vehicles stopped at a signal, I smiled at a little boy seated in an auto and he spontaneously stretched out his hand for a hand shake !
Then we have customers at Banks jumping the queue, at Billing counters in shops and Supermarkets, at Railway ticket counters and so on. I thought people were afflicted by the ‘overtaking syndrome ’ only at the places mentioned above but I was wrong as a recent experience of ours proved. The meeting at a Management Association was preceded by High Tea and we were the last in the queue to be served. Even as we were trying to pick up our plates, one burly figure emerged from nowhere, literally pushed my husband aside, grabbed a plate and started liberally serving the eats himself not bothering to use the serving spoons leaving the hotel staff nonplussed!
I think such jokers are a real challenge to society.
n.meera raghavendra rao