Friday, September 24, 2010

Bladder control

Today's Deccan Herald newspaper carries a photograph of a "labourer" relieving himself in front of the Commonwealth Games banner and bringing greater shame to the country. His economic status has nothing to do with his lack of bladder control. Why do Indian men and boys think that the whole world is one big urinal? How many times have we seen men park their cars, two wheelers and join the pedestrian to turn around and relieve themselves with absolutely no concern for those going behind them? Others might well be inspired to join them while the women will walk quickly past trying to pretend that these men don't exist. This outrageous display is seen quite frequently at our lake site. Men take a leak break near the fencing especially on the busy road leading to Brigade Millennium. What infuriated me even more and prompted me to write this was the recent sight of a morning walker relieving himself on our sprouting saplings! Indeed, I can see only one difference between such men and dogs - the number of legs.

4 comments:

Sheetal Bharat said...

I'm not sure about the feasibility of having a sulabh unit in/near the park, but the men in the country will continue to relieve themselves on street corners as long as there aren't pay and use toilets scattered around our cities. It's just another one of those things we need to get done at a national level, along with a million other things.

Usha Rajagopalan said...

True Sheetal. A Sulabh is in our Trust plan but will these guys use it??

Sheetal Bharat said...

the world rests on hope!

Prasanna K.V said...

It is very exasperating indeed, I have accosted many such fellas, they look more shocked and confused since they are so used to doing it all the time very comfortably..