Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Ek Shaukeen Bangalorean Auto Driver



Yesterday I went to collect my Asus Zenfone 6 from the service center. I purchased it from Amazon some four to five months back. Right from day one I had a feeling that they sent me a defective piece. The battery drained off super fast, generating tremendous heat. The service center was pretty far from my office and the route is also quite confusing. Instead of driving I thought to take an auto. I got my phone without much wait. Except for the touch screen it seemed they replaced everything inside the phone. Well, Amazon indeed sent me a defective piece. Now my phone is working absolutely fine. 

The auto ride back to my office was pretty interesting.

"What's the time?" the auto driver asked.

"3:30 pm" I responded.

"Accha, isiliye mereko bhukh lag raha hai,"  my answer only made him realize he was  starving.

We chatted for a while and then he asked for a help. Actually he recently purchased a LED TV with the option of ten interest free installments. The dealer asked him to submit ten post dated cheques, The guy was very confused and worried to give duly signed post dated cheques without even mentioning the amount. Being a veteran EMI wala, I took the privilege to clear his doubts, and felt contented as well.

"It's a general procedure, no need to worry." I said.

The auto guy was happy but he had one more doubt. As soon as I reached my destination the guy showed me the bill, together with his confusions.

I tried to clear his doubts. In the meantime  I was pretty amused, kind of embarrassed as well. The auto guy had purchased a TV worth Rs 70,000.

"Iiitna megenga TV?" Expressing my shock was simply inevitable.

"Ab, shaukh hai, to kya karein?" smiled the auto guy. He was kind of obsessed with modern day big screen trendy TV's, build with latest technologies. The guy said he had already sold his previous TV for Rs 2000/-, which he had bought for 10,000/- just a couple of years back.

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24 comments:

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    1. Hehe Archana Ji :) thanks for dropping by!!

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    1. Yes, I also like his attitude :) Thanks for dropping by, Ravish!!

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    1. Yes, shauk badi cheez hai :) thanks for dropping by!!

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    1. Yes, shauk badi cheez hai :) Thanks for visiting out here, Akanksha!!

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  5. Well, that's indeed a great 'shauk' and was enough to give me a shock. My latest Asus laptop and a new wall-mounted Samsung TV together do not cost that much.

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    1. Haha Abhijit :) that's the reason I was also shocked. Great shauk indeed!!

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  6. I am reading you after along time.Interesting post as always.
    I am floored by this fellow's shauk-just imagine i still have my old 29" LG TV.

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    1. Thanks Indu ji :) glad you liked the post. Shauk is a big thing, thanks for dropping by!!

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  7. Interesting conversation, must say that.. 70,000 sounds expensive to me too..

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, 70,000 is too much :) thanks a lot for visiting out here, Parul :)

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  8. ha ha...a very interesting person you came across :)

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    1. Haha glad you found the person interesting :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here, Purba :)

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  9. Pretty interesting conversation, makes me feel so poor :)

    Anyway, God bless him...who knows it could be his hard-earned money!

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    1. Hehe Alok :) glad you found the conversation interesting. It is hard-earned money only, even if they charge little extra :)

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  10. Well Well Well. Knowing auto drivers in Bangalore, I am not surprised. They really loot us with the fares.

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    1. Hehe :) that is also correct dude. They loot us a lot. Thanks for dropping by!!

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  11. After a while I came in here only to see, I'm shocked too!! But he seems to be an interesting person! :)
    A Rat's Nibble

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    1. Welcome back Meera :) Yes, he seemed to be very interesting!!

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  12. Good one....even i had such an incident when the autowala had an iphone5s and me a xiaomi phone :P

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    1. Haha 'shonk" badi cheez hai :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a ,ot for dropping by, Sumil!!

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