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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Get Over It!

I have lost count of the number of times people have referred to the Reader's Digest survey in the past two days, asking "So who's the rudest now?".

People, get over it! It was a stupid, flawed survey based on some highly questionable parameters decided by some clueless bozo who thinks holding doors open is a sign of niceness. Up theirs, I say. Why dignify such a survey by referring to it, time and again, especially when admiring what the people of Mumbai have displayed over the last couple of days? Mentioning the RD survey in the same breath, even if to rebut it, as the exemplary display by Mumbaikars in times of crises, is extremely insulting to the latter. We don't need RD's validation to know what we are.

Who still reads RD anyway? Didn't the 80s get over 17 years back?