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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Pehle aap!

This happened quite a few times during the whole trip. The road would be comparitively empty. I would walk up to the footpath, see a car coming, and wait for it to pass. The car would slow down, waiting for me to cross the street. At first I didn't get that the car was actually waiting for me, and I stood in my place waiting for the car to pass, creating a Lucknow-ke-Nawaab kinda situation. :)

Must say though, it is cool to be in a place where traffic discipline is soo deeply ingrained in the public psyche. Even the traffic jams in LA were orderly lane-by-lane jams, and not "Fill-in-the-blanks" jams like we see in India.