Wednesday, October 23, 2013

An unprecedented ego ride

I know that people do have ego, but never came to know that it is a very powerful driver of human behavior. I just was leaving my workplace with my colleagues at Tirora, a 30 km far of place from Gondia district. We all were waiting for a ride to take off. There came our ride which in here's local language fondly said a KAALI-PILLI. We were 13, and the ride had sufficient space to accommodate us all. As we filled in the space and were rack and tag tight spaced together 4 in front seat including driver himself, 4 in the middle and 5+1 at the back side including some of my seniors, that last person was driver's helper cum conductor. The driver announced that we can still sufficiently accommodate one in the middle and one in the front. After a word battle, that we cannot accommodate any further. We are able to convince the fellow to leave for our destination. It was a drive of a minute that, the driver again reiterated that we can still manage to have two more people. To which we decline. We have thought that we had won the battle but it was our mistake. He was frothing with anger to a response when his part two said to go to Gondia unstopped, he said that whether you will pay the rest amount? Meanwhile we moved further... But due to his ego problem, his ball were itching and he suddenly stopped at a place and seat a fellow in his seat and adjusted in his side ways. With 5 more minutes passed we saw a lady standing by the side of the road for a ride. He tried to pursue her to ride with us which she declined. Then he stopped by a beautiful young college girl to come and sit with four men in the middle seat. He was very desperate to prove us wrong. EGO is such a factoring in his mind that he could think any further. A live example, may be too simple to elaborate but still I cannot resist writing it.

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