Monday

Whack the wrong

'sudarshanchakra'

This is my entry for 'wanna whack' contest at Blogadda.

Abuse of any nature is unacceptable – respect is the bare minimum requirement! And must be.

I am enraged when I see youngsters on the street bullying senile/old beggar people – why mistreat old people who are in such dire state and need help. Will our own parents not get old some day, wont these 13-14yr olds too? Why the need to strip another human so bare, why the need for such humiliation?

I get enraged when I see dogs (pets or strays) being mistreated- kicked, stoned, tail being pulled … at this point I don’t want to whack the offender- I want the dog to bite back! And the poor dog is too afraid of man to do any such thing- so whack whack!!

When people suck up to me, say smarmy things to covet favours from me, I absolutely feel like whacking those! Cmon guys grow up – ticket to fame and glory and prosperity comes with honesty and hard work! Not by smaarming up to people! Whack!

When I see people spitting paan laden splatter on the walls and streets and on the roads by shoving their heads out of their vehicle doors O god, whack! Whack! Whack! Must confess I use my blaring car horn (sometimes) and sometimes my vocal chords- to let them know my disapproval! And they immediately apologize but the deed is already done (and will be done again am sure!)

I am enraged when I see women/females being abused –either by the husband or by her own family! The husband is a wife beater (this is upper classes we are talking about) – her own family never comes to her rescue, instead pressurizes her to sort things and get him to love her again! She neither has the protection of her own family nor any shelter from an abusive husband! Here I want to whack the self centered family who cares more for their reputation in society than the dignity of their own daughter!

I been reading the announcement of this contest by Blogadda for many days now- I had no intentions of ever taking part in it! Till this morning when I saw an old man at Mahim Causeway being dragged by his shirt, laughed at by young boys who were barely 13-14 yrs old - something snapped in me, I pulled over, got out of the car, and seriously let the whack! happen. I pretended to call the police and played out the trumpet ring tone (used in IPL matches)- the boys scampered!

8 comments:

Hmm. said...
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Hmm. said...

Great that you got out and did that Mee. Poor man, sounds like he had a rough time.

Kavita

suzanna said...

thank god for people like you around. x

Sonu said...

Kids pulling an old man by his collar? I wanna thwack them sitting here. How dare they? Shameless idiots. I am glad you did what you did.

kay said...

Pathetic, how we are seeming to bring up kids these days.Wow such ignorance and heartlesness in these future citizens. We should bow our head in shame thats acts like these are happening in society and we just sit passively. Everybody needs to get in there and do their part of good selfless deeds to society,kudos to you to stand up for people or animals who cannot do it themselves.

Aijaz Ahmed Pitafi said...

Highly sensitive, Mee! Must be tough road in the past and unending & tiresome journey ahead! Keep doing it. This is the essence of life.

gita said...

What’s frustrating, however, is the inability to seek revenge. I can cite so many things here- the auto guy who famously cuts invariably into your driving lane a zillion times- may simply stare back or worst throw a smug look and drive on. At work a suck up type co worker gets a promotion when he may not be the most deserving.

Gandhijis concept of turning the other cheek doesn't work today I know - but equally there are so many asinine, flea-infested scoundrels around us that we may end up getting ourselves whacked for interfering!:(

Mee said...

@Hmm- he was scared stiff and shaking all over:( :(

@Suz - thank god for the rage I felt then and stopped immediately

@Sonu -:)

@Kay - I did what came instinctively to me then- perhaps more often than not we gotta stop pondering too much and jump in. We just might have a chance at a better society to live in then..

@Aijaz- like I said to another friend on another post- sometimes we are too sissy to show our courageous or gentler side very openly:)

@Gits- there's a time to grin and bear and then there's a time for action. We each have to decide this for ourselves, no?:)