Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Shame on me

The other day,I was driving down with my son,after buying his birthday gifts.His friends were waiting in the hotel since he had to give them a dinner treat.Crossing the Anna flyover,missed the signal switching to red entered the Embassy side.Out of the darkness suddenly a burly policeman came and stopped the car.Knowing fully well I was at fault I downed the glasses.Looking at me the policeman said you dont look a habitual offender nevertheless you have violated...Mannichudunga,Thappu en perla than,I said.Out came a photo copy of a newspaper report from his pocket which read RS 1000 penalty for traffic violations!He said Sir,Edho thappu panniteenga,Ayudha pujai varudhu patthu kodunga! Ashamed as it is,My lousy head froze and I gave him Rs100.My son sitting next to me was watching the tamasha and was silent,putting up the glasses I started moving when my son muttered..I was all these days proudly telling my friends that I was a very wonderful driver and never committed mistake and then we silently drove to the hotel..
Now it was a double for me.bribing a police guy and getting a lousy progress card from my son!One thing also bothered me..he never commented on the Tips i Gave the police guy..Has this become a no issue at all.I am totally confused
Any how
Vetkatthudan
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23 comments:

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Ayayo..Payyan kita solidunga.. Namma oora pathi teriyanu'la ;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Vaanga.Ponnana kaigalal Boni panni irukkeenga blogpost ae..Nalla pogumnu ninakkiren .Lol
Payyan namma vida killedi
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utopia said...

i can well imagine the anna flyover. bloody crowded it can get. anyways don't feel guilty about being on the wrong side of the law and sometimes all of us are made to eat our very own words heheh! about bribing well "when in rome do as the romans do".

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@utopia
Eating our own words.U said it.It happens too soon and very often.tks for dropping by
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Joy said...

ada edu sagajam namma ooril.Varuthapada avasiyam illa. But am sure son will make fun of u infront of friends.Might have to bribe him too.... lol

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi Joy,
Oru bribekku badil innumoru bribe a..ammadiyov
Mandai kodayudu .i wanna ask him straight this weekend.,.lol
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Priyamvada_K said...

What to do, bribing has become so common that it doesn't even register in your son's radar :(.

Sad thing or practical thinking?

Priya.

Usha said...

most probably he must have taken it as a lesson that if you bribe a policeman, you can get off from paying a huge fine :)

Aaarti said...

living in chennai, i can empathise with what u went thru... and its like murphy's law, only when your in a hurry you encounter most number of Red signals n the craziest traffic..

Oh,well, just tell ur son that it was an one off.. and he better not be going around bribing ppl to get his way ;)

nice blog..thanks for dropping into mine~~ :)

m.flowerr said...

Nice posting!!
Now, do you agree with the fact 'As you sow, so you reap?'.Just curious to know;))
No hard feelings plz!

Pri said...

kids are smart...he is probably waiting for the right moment to embaress u best...make sure he gets what he wants these days :p...heehee

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priyamvada_K
Looks practical thinking.Tks for dropping by
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Usha,
I know.Thats whats bothering me.Tks for dropping by
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aaarti
I hope so aarthi.Tks for dropping by
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
Looks I have no choice now but to agree,lol.Tks for dropping by
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri.
You are sending me shivers !I hope for once u r wrong..lol
Tks for dropping by
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Vanjula said...

atually neenga senchathu enakku thappa thonala. Namba oorukku especially. nana erunethena "case ellam ethuku sar?atukkum enga appa amma than panam kodukaranga. na ingaye kodukaren" nu solitu vanthuduven. traffic fines a hear panra court, magistrate, oru peon, varalena case postponed..

ethukku ethellam? oru tatkal(think so) mathri vechu govt. angaiye appove vanga arambicha!!! appo traffic proper a erukum..

illaina innum konjam munnala poi : road, signal, traffic constable..ethellam ozhunga vecha..ok..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Varugha varugha nin varughai nal varavu aaghugha.
Tatkhal arumaiyana yosanai!Government panatthai vangi thiruppi makkalukku kodukkanum..long process..adhu naalae makkal nera vangidurangalo..police makkal ulpdada.
Thanks for dropping by.First time I think.Pls keep coming
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Aarthi said...

Hmm..as u have mentioned it has b'cum a v common thing....but thankfully God didn't let me face such a situation...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Thank god.It hasnt happened to you.And if it does,God bless you with the strength to say no to it.
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Aarthi said...

ohh ya I wish to...

Raghs | இராகவன் said...

Hi CU,

Very true but unavoidable practical scenario you have described.

as utopia said, sometimes we are insisted to go behind the rule which states, "Be a roman when you are in rome".

as usha said, your son might have learnt a new philosophy by then! :)

but at the same time, pri's statement makes us think that the upcoming smarter young generations would take a chance in future?!!?

Whatsoever it is, i really appreciate you for the overall concern and reiteration you had towards your son and the activities you happened to indulge.

Applauses to you sir.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghs | இராகவன்
As usual oru alasu alasitteenga..Thanks for your words
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