I don’t normally blog about unintentionally funny signboards (because where does one stop?) but had to mention this one. While waiting at a red light near ITO today, I descried the following sign, put up by the Traffic Police:
“Driving fast is not bravery,
it is false chivalry”
(Well but of course it’s false if, instead of stopping and spreading out a jacket for a lady to cross the road, you accelerate and run her over instead. Very bad chivalry.)
Incidentally ‘chivalry’ reminded me of another time on the road when I overtook a car from the left (we Delhi drivers do that a lot) and behind the wheel was this atrabilious aunty who caught up with me at the traffic light and bellowed, “You think you can take advantage because I am a mare-woman?” (I’m sure she meant “mere”.) Delhi’s roads, sigh. They supply so much material for blogs. And I’m going to miss it all, now that I’m no longer doing the daily home-to-office-and-back grind.