Friday, June 6, 2008

CHEWING GUM...........Urghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



It is with immense disgust, disappointment and exasperation that I feel that Indians really do lack Civic sense!! Well you might wonder what provoked this animosity!! – Well it was nothing magnanimous to be given a thought……..Just the chewing gum that got stuck to my slipper today, did it all.

I do not understand why people have to spit it out on the road! It is really gross and definitely offensive! I happened to remember Singapore where Chewing Gums are banned since 2004. The reason for the same was the disruption of train services due to the actions of vandals who used to stick chewing gum to the automatic doors, thus preventing their functioning. People including myself crib about the view that one gets to see while landing at the Mumbai Airport – the entire Dharavi area which is considered as the biggest slum of Asia and many such issues. But then what is the point in showing a very flashy picture from the top……when the actual things cannot be concealed. I do not intend to be cynical but it is more of an observation which really irked me. Our country would be so much a better place to be in if people do not dirty it by throwing things around. Anyway this is for all those who happen to read this post…….Chewing gum is not Banned in India – But PLEASE DO NOT SPIT IT ON THE ROAD. Firstly it is annoying and I am thoroughly disgusted right now to even look it, forget trying to clean my slipper. And secondly it is very UNHYGIENIC!

7 comments:

Madhan said...

nice post..seems like u had a tough time removing the gum.. [:P]

jeet said...

May be India can learn from what Chennai is doing from this June. Spitting on road of public places will incur fine. I read on times of india.

Btw, here is my blog -- http://www.bangalorebeats.com/bangaloreblog/

Do give your feedback if you like.

gayatri said...

haha Jeet - right now i am in chennai!! this happened in Chennai!! :(

Harsha said...

Well its not just abt imposing rules and fines(becoz thr r always loop holes is such systems); its a basic civic sense which evry modern Indian shud acknowledge, practice n promote.. Dont just admire foreign countries on cleanliness, and pray for our cities to become like them one fine day, it shud be a people movement, wherein we understand our responsibility to nation building and “DO” something..

gayatri said...

yup agree completely wid that!!!!

kunal said...

I agree with whatever every1 has said..but jst a different thought.. wat does a poor bloke chewing gum and moving in the sveltering heat do when he wants to spit out his gum.. yes we can talk about civic sense..but who thinks abt tht wen u hve 40 degrees belting above ur head...

I think you should write a different post titled - " Where are the dustbins " ,, maybe just maybe then d chewing gum wont find its way on d road.. or better still.. u could open your eyes and walk for a change.. :)

kbharathkumar82 said...

its not only in India.... even in US ppl do the same thing.....it so happened to me yesterday that i had a tough time in removing the chewing gum..... but alas i cud sucessfully remove it..... lol