A bike ride through the wrong lanes
Itake my bike everywhere I go. The trains are always crowded and cannot afford a taxi every day. Yes, my one goal in life is to squeeze through the dense traffic and race ahead. I know that my bike sometimes scratches the car ahead or invariably I hit on the car’s rear view mirrors but what do I do, I’m in a hurry too. In Mumbai, time is money.
Once on Andheri Kurla road, I was stuck in a jam. The car ahead was also stuck and so were some 50 other cars ahead of me. But I was already late. So I took my bike ahead and reversed till I managed to find a small gap on the left side where a car was also waiting. I took the bike through and realised I had scratched the car. The driver of the car had also noticed. Before he could say something, I smiled, apologised and moved ahead. Luckily, the traffic had also eased by then and I was able to maintain some distance.
I was stuck in another jam in Bandra once. There was a car which was parked on the side and creating a bit of a jam. I moved towards the car and seeing an opportunity to go ahead, I did. I also scratched the car but I did not feel bad since it had caused us so much problems. I know I caused a heartburn to the car owners. However, I neede to reach my destination on time and will do whatever I have to for that.”