This happened in Bangalore. This conversation happened between the auto driver and myself.
Me: Bhaiyya, Jayanagar chalega?
Him: Haan madam. Meter mein 10 rupees extra.
(so i’am half way through my ride)
Me: jayanagar mein woh bus stand ke pass, woh u turn lena hai.
Him: Madam, i know english. U can speak in english.
Me: huh…. yes thank you, so what is ur name? How long have u been riding an auto?
Him: My name is Sunil Gawda Madam, riding auto for 1.5 years.
Me: Oh that is good, what were you doing before that?
Him: Im a graduate. I was working with a IT company as a call center executive madam.
Me: Oh why did u quit?
Him: Its a dog job madam. I was earning only 8000 madam but that boss was asking me to do his work and i did not like so left.
Me: oh that is good for you.
Him: What good madam. I had girl friend that time once i quit and buy a auto, she left me.
Me: Oh, sorry, that is bad.
Him: No sad madam. I earn 17000 now when i was earning 8000 she was with me. I ask her why and she says i worked with a good company. Because i ride auto, she left me but im earning double now but she does not see it.
Him: Girls today do not know how to select boys madam. They see one tag around the neck which they dont realise is like a belt around a dog’s neck. They fall for boys working for big companies, but inside office he may be a office boy. Girls today are very bad in choosing madam thats why marriages don’t work today.
Me: ( felt a slap on my face with a Frisbee) oh……hmmmm…. my place is come.
Him: Ok bye madam.
Well, i have nothing more to add to this, the conversation talks for itself. The price for the journey was 76/- but the lesson learnt was priceless 🙂