I had been to City Centre mall in Mylapore recently to see a movie. The show timing was at 7.10 and it got over at around 10. We decided to take the lift because our 67-year-old grandmother was rather scared to take the escalator. It seemed to be an endless wait. I am a person who doesn’t mind taking the stairs than waiting endlessly. But I did wait as per my mothers instructions. I did insist that I and my sister should take the stairs instead of waiting. But my mother wanted all of us to go together. At long last the lift came but alas! It was full of people. There were a bunch of people who were waiting near the lift. The were like a pack of hyenas guarding the lift entrance. The did not even let people from the lift get out. It was a pitiable sight. I thought that man was evolving to be more civilized and here we are fighting to get into a lift? Are we going to die if we wait for another 5 minutes? I know money is time but I also know that manners make a man humane.
It is not where all this rubbish stops. I am a kind of observer of the man kind I love to spend time to see the different types among our own species. Well the ones I was observing were of the category ‘annoying’. The whole bunch of hooligans (I don’t generally use offensive words until the deserve it). The lift was on excess load. The operator asked anyone to get down. But no one was ready to all of them kept staring at each other till the operator pointed out two people. Why such insensitivity? Why such lack of etiquette?
What has this world come to? Where are the manners? I end this article with hope that ill meet more sensitive people in the near future. After all it is hopes that drive us through life.
U.MADHUMITHA, B.Tech-Information Techonlogy, II year, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering
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