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  • #32936

    Cayle
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    #56469

    Opinvu
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    Need I ask? The poor Mrs that does not equal enough of a person to receive a helmet? Is that it?

    No wait… what the hell is with that PINK shirt! No real man on a motorcycle would wear a pink shirt…

    #56470

    BeyondThePale
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    Not unless it was a pink MESH shirt, and assless chaps.

    #56471

    G_kinkaid
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    good guesses Opi, but WRONG.

    You took for granted that the bikes were moving. They were not, yet somehow they were upright even though they all had their feet on the pegs.

    #56472

    Opinvu
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    Good point! Good point, I didn’t notice that.

    ThoughI clearly saw the date and some numbers inscribed on the sidewalk.

    #56473

    Corgano
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    No, you’re all wrong!

    It’s the guy in the upper left corner with the greenish shirt and blue/gray pants that’s just standing there…

    #56474

    Cayle
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    Don’t forget the crosswalk to nowhere that you can’t even reach because there is a fence in the way and the Rickshaw driver waiting for a fare, but you can’t even reach him.

    So much in one photograph…

    BTW – the “Mrs has no helmet” thing is VERY common.

    #56475

    Voran Falcona
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    I feel silly for not having noticed that the fence was completely blocking the crosswalk.

    #56476

    Opinvu
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    That is not a crosswalk!? Only in US that is used as a crosswalk. I think that is the stop line, is it not?

    #56477
    Thrym
    Thrym
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    @opinvu wrote:

    I think that is the stop line, is it not?

    A stop LINE would run perpendicular to the road. A set of stop BARS would run parallel as depicted.

    But then it’s somewhere “o’er there” … *waves his hand in a general direction of somewhere else* … I mean, they drive on the wrong side of the road in many of those there places. What could they possibly get right in terms of road safety painting.

    #56478

    Cayle
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    @thrym wrote:

    @opinvu wrote:

    I think that is the stop line, is it not?

    A stop LINE would run perpendicular to the road. A set of stop BARS would run parallel as depicted.

    But then it’s somewhere “o’er there” … *waves his hand in a general direction of somewhere else* … I mean, they drive on the wrong side of the road in many of those there places. What could they possibly get right in terms of road safety painting.

    In Germany, crosswalks are taken VERY seriously and cars will stop if there is a pedestrian at the crosswalk. Think Vermont here.

    In India, there are rules to the road and given that this is India, I’m sure there is an encyclopedic book of road rules… that nobody pays attention to. Think Mad Max without the guns and crossbows.

    Food for thought, my employer gave me a company car (@T – no more French minivan. Now I ride around in a strange Toyota 4×4/Minivan thingy), but I am not allowed to drive it. They also gave us a budget for a driver.

    #56479

    Opinvu
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    Budget for a driver!? …… *coughs, shakes head, moves along to the fence and waves the free driver at the corner to meet me at the end of the fence*

    So la ve…(??) 😉

    #56480

    Cayle
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    @opinvu wrote:

    Budget for a driver!? …… *coughs, shakes head, moves along to the fence and waves the free driver at the corner to meet me at the end of the fence*

    So la ve…(??) 😉

    You probably spent more on beer last month than his salary. However if a foreigner is one of the drivers in an accident, they are always at fault and since foreigners are “rich”, the settlement is for an obscene amount. Therefore, they force you to hire a local driver as a risk reduction (read money saving) measure. This is pretty much standard operating procedure for how big companies handle expats in the third world.

    Let me be clear, this is risk reduction for my employer, not luxury. It is also annoying as you can’t just hop in your car and go somewhere, you have to plan all travel ahead and if you plan to do something outside of working hours, you have to plan that with the driver. Other expats in Bangalore that I have talked to often share drivers. E.g. At my daughter’s school the other day, I talked to an American who worked for Target. His family and his wife’s boss live on the same street. They carpool to the office together, leaving the second driver available for use by the two families.

    #56481

    Opinvu
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    I had a feeliing of such. But hey, nice to have a chaufer.

    #56482

    domf
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    Thats good Cayle….one thing i learned in all my years…never start your own car…and beware of pig farmers

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