Indian Bus Plunges Off My KarmaPosted: March 15, 2010
It may be that I am writing a check out of my karma account by discussing this. After all, people die, have died for years, and apparently will continue to die in buses that plunge down mountains and the like in India. I’ve got to talk about it anyway.
Have you ever considered how many times you have read the headline “Indian bus plunges off/into…”? Is there a bus driver in that nation that can control his bus anywhere near a precipitous drop?
I decided to Google the words “India bus plunge”. I just started copying down dates from the bylines I could see in the previews.
Given the rate of buses plunging, what on earth would persuade anyone to take public transportation in that nation?
How does one nation get all the bad bus drivers in the world? If a bus driver is fired somewhere else, say, Wales, are they given the option to remain employed by taking a job in India?
If I visited a friend in India, woke up in the morning and they said “we’re taking a bus to Mumbai”, I would immediately call a cab and go to the airport.
I am going to run for Prime Minister of India. I will adopt a platform based on no bus plunges. My opponents approval ratings will plummet like a bus. There, I said it.
If I had a falling out with someone and a few days later they told me they wanted to make it up to me by giving me an all expense paid trip to India for a bus tour, I would know they were not really sorry. If they were sorry, they would not be trying to kill me.
India is one of the worlds oldest civilizations. A country full of intelligent people.
You know what works? Guard rails. Driving tests.
The list goes on and on, I didn’t even work hard to find that many dates.
For God’s sake, India, you need to try something else. Buy yourselves some bikes.
STOP GETTING ON THE BUS!