I feel Chennai is following the footsteps of Mumbai, remarked my friend who had come down to attend a function here.
You mean there has been a considerable increase in high rise complexes? I said.
Well, yes but in other respects also I feel so, she observed.
What other respects? I said.
Well, for instance people here seem to mind their own business. They don’t seem to ask any personal questions as they used to, she said. From her tone I could see she was not happy about the change she noticed.
That means you find them well mannered, I said laughing.
You can say so but I am not happy about the change in their attitude, they seemed to have lost that important personal touch, she observed.
But you Mumbaiites always criticized us for being nose pokers, gossip mongers haven’t you? I reminded.
May be, but that doesn’t mean you people should become so impersonal, almost to the point of being disinterested in the other person, she complained.
You know as it is said you should be a Roman in Rome and a Chennaiite in Chennai, probably you are missing all the gossip and back biting which you were used to earlier, I quipped!