Pchh. Tsk. *disappointed shake of head*
India is a highly inefficient nation. You know that, if you've ever dealt with anything remotely related to the government. You know that since you have seen the dirty streets and the indisposed garbage.
But most of you dont know why it is so. We blame the government for our failures and we blame politicians for their corruption and we blame dogs for the smell near lampposts and we blame the sun for why we stay irritable and heated up all the time.
Bah, I say. Bah!
That is not where the issues are or where the solution is to be found from. It isnt because of them, or any other people or things. The problem lies in us.
We dont throw garbage in dumps, we dont have economy flush in our toilets to save water, and we dont all pay taxes. We dont usually cheat, but if we think we can get away with it, we are pretty much okay with doing anything. The noblest-minded person would sink to any depths if he believed no one would find out. Shame shame, puppy shame...
The problem lies in us. We are lazy. Unnecessarily lethargic. No wait. Thats not entirely true. You are lazy. You are unnecessarily lethargic. More specifically, the problem lies in you. *points a mighty, quivering finger at you through your monitor, as you pull back your intent eyes in horror and disbelief, that such a thing could actually happen and its not just a pseudo-humorous line to write under asterisks and entitle oneself to feel we're matching Wodehouse in some way, when it actually does occur and you are, as I have already stated above in the same sentence and consciousness-stream, horrified and disbelieving*
Just a simple question it was. Nothing more. Do this for me please, I asked. I offered incentive too. How many times have I asked you for anything huh? The one time that I come to you for help - not much unlike Amitabh Bachchan in which-movie-was-it where he rings mandir ka ghanta and asks God if he's doing alright - it just gets to your head, doesnt it?
Not one realistic contribution. Thats the problem with us. We just shift the blame on others. And this time I have suffered the brunt of your blows, oh you insufferably lethargic passing-the-parcel-of-the-little-task-of-kindness players!
Dhruv says: ...and I really doubt there's a widely accepted continuation to that bit. And he also insists its donkeys and not doggies.
Revealed & Rimi maintain that its neither doggies nor donkeys. Its monkeys!
Anushka does not recall there being any form of life at all, aside from the puppy in the first line.
We cant find the answer, you feel no doubt. So lets just cast aspersions on the questioner. While we, ridiculous not-to-be-bothered questionees, just claim ignorance of the existence of any answer in the first place. You smile at your mind's quick dismissal of this conundrum demanding exercise from it and type away quickly and inconsiderately at your keyboard.
Hence are we left with no answers. No winning entries.
But the lines exist. And one day they will be found. That I maintain.
Note: went for campus rock idols held here tonight. absolutely blown away by some of the bands. in case its aired on tv sometime, do keep track of this band called public issue. the vocalist was good, the drumming seemed to be done with a firm and knowledgeable hand, and the bass guitarist smiled on and on like a colgate ad. the lead guitarist is heavenly.