Last night we heard about a terrible accident on the highway to Agra. The fig was dense, and visibility was down to 10 metres on the road.
Yet, we Indians pray to God and believe we can defy death, and defy the odds. With visibility at 10 metres, you would think that people would drive slowly. But no. Even on Christmas Eve, people don’t believe in safety.
Soon enough, there was a collision.
The collision soon escalated to a pile up of 48 cars that had smashed into each other, and over 30 people died.
In many parts of India shop keepers deliver goods to customers. I was at the pharmacy late this evening, and the shopkeeper told his chap that some medicines needed to be delivered urgently. The delivery boy said, “I’ll have them delivered in 15 minutes, boss!”
I turned to the boy, and said, “Don’t break traffic rules”
The shopkeeper laughed and said, “Yeah, right!”
That’s when I told the delivery boy of the smash up, and I asked him if he wanted to add his name to the list of those who died.
I sensed hesitation in his eyes, and he told his boss, “Maybe I need more time to deliver – a bit more than 20 minutes.”
The question is – Did I Save Someone’s Life Tonight?