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Thursday, October 06 2022
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People’s apathy towards public assets vs Babudom’s disdain

Arthika Rajesh Shetty Babudom's disdain
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During this holiday, we waited at the railway station for the train to embark on our journey. Once the train arrived, we happily got onto the train. On reaching our seats, we were shocked.

There was a pile of garbage on the floor. Empty bottles, paper covers, paper cups and sundry. The train staff eagerly offered to help and clean the place. On enquiry, the staff told us that the mess was left behind by the earlier passengers. And he told us that it was the 4th time that he was cleaning the place. We could later on hear our neighbouring passengers asking their kids to throw the used bottles and paper cups on to the floors as it would be cleaned up later on (not by them but by the staff). We expect the train to be sparkling clean when we get into it. But we mess it whenever we want to. And it is not only in trains but all public places.

Would we litter in the similar way in our homes? Would we do it a foreign country where we will be heavily fined? Then why do we do it in public places.

I would also like to direct your attention towards the behaviour of the government officials. With this line itself you’ll would have guessed what I mean to say.

While entering the government office, we have to guess if the official’s mood is okay, if he/she will be having lunch/tea break?, will he/she be in a chatting mood with the colleagues?, did they have a bad day at home or did we pray to God (properly) before leaving home? All this after they are very well compensated for their work.  And if you mention that you are in a hurry, the stare that you will get God will only have to save you.

Wonder what happens to an ordinary good man when he/she gets a government job. Will he/she be fine only until then?

I would like to add that not all of them but most of the government officials are same.

Our country would definitely improve to a large extent if the work speed increased in the government offices. Fingers crossed.

Image by vkhima

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Arthika Rajesh Shetty

The author, a homemaker identifies herself to be much more than that. A firm endorser of cherishing one's life, it's the idea of penning her thoughts and opportunity to be voice of people like her is what has made her plunge into writing.

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