Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sign of Futility

 

Spotted on a Baroda road. Now really, you think that any Indian driver will pay attention to this? The horn is an essential part of the driving culture; one simply cannot do without it. Get real! :) Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

pritcher said...

Yes, but perhaps they'll think twice before practicing their bugles.

Gashwin said...

Heh. Those horns used to be ubiquitous on rickshaws and before that tongas (horse-carriages). They make a loud racket that sounds like a herd of donkeys braying in heat.

Ambrose said...

I saw similar signs in China, and the futility was the same.

Gashwin said...

Yep -- East Asia, Southeast Asia, West Asia, Africa ... well, pretty much outside the northern European cultural mindset, I'm sure it's the same!

(And if this is Jen Ambrose, then I totally loved your reports from China!)

St. Izzy said...

I'm glad pritcher got there wih the OL before I did (although mine involved reveille).

Ambrose said...

Gashwin...dude, I was inspired by your own poetic reports from China last year. :-)

Gashwin said...

Thanks Jen Ambrose! Not sure I've been accused of being poetical before :-) ... but I do appreciate the compliment! :)