Saturday, April 08, 2006

To Pee Or Not To Pee

The Mayor of Hyderabad, Mr. T Krishna Reddy has come up with a simple program to discipline people who abuse roads. In an interview with TOI he said “If any one spits or attends to nature’s call on the road, the patrolling MCH vigilance squad will immediately pick them up and deport them at least 6km away from city limits!” He is ashamed and embarrassed by the disgusting habits of Indian men (yes, men…I’ve NEVER seen a woman doing that) relieving themselves everywhere possible. When he visited Singapore, he noticed that it was very clean. Hello?? Anybody caught peeing on the wall in Singapore would probably get a death sentence!!!

He adds: “It isn’t difficult to keep our dear city clean, but I have found that the amenities provided by the MCH are most often misused. And the only way is to punish those who flout the rules of civic decency. The punishment needs to be humane but lasting!” Hmmm, I wonder how lasting this punishment will be, unless of course the vigilance squad also confiscates their belongings and makes the offenders walk back home! Or how about confiscating the offender’s pants…of course, it won’t be a very pretty sight…a bunch of men walking around without their pants!!! *shudder*

On a brighter note, the vigilance squad is on alert 24/7 and has found many law-breakers, but has managed to deport only 70 to 100 people to the outskirts of the city so far.

How many times must a man be deported before he stops peeing on the wall? In this case the answer my friend, is not the only thing blowing in the wind.

13 comments:

indianpeppone said...

Ha!!! Mayb they should punish offenders by confiscating the weapon used..... can have a two tier advantage of controlling the population too :-)

Nautilus said...

@Indianpeppone: That won't be humane, you see! :-)

Aswin said...

The only way we can stop offences like these is to catch the offenders , get their details, publicly announce that he or she has been either Pi***ng or Spitting in the public road and then make the person publicy apologize for his ac. This would in some way help to eradicate the behavior of the people. But there are many other ways also. Hope our good goverment comes up with novel ways of implementing them. Thank you for the blog.

Nautilus said...

@Aswin: It might work for the "elite" who might not want their "image" tarnished! But how many people get down from their imported cars to relieve themselves against walls? The usual people, who are little or not educated, drive or travel by public transport, lives in slums, has to break their backs to earn two decent meals a day, do you think civic sense is something they care about?

MCH has quite a few pay toilets...but if you ever have the misfortune of passing one, the stench is enough to bring out your last three meals. If I weren't so duty conscious as a citizen, I'd prefer to "go" on the road! :-)

freedom said...

maybe the more appropriate "punishment" would be to require community service involving cleaning of the aforementioned stinky public loos

Aswin said...

You are right, we need more stringent and effective measures ,but most of all, we need the courage to implement our stringent measures. A strcit law which is not enforced goes useless. It is left to our goverment to think of some god strategy to employ these steps, hope they do it .:-)

Lavanya said...

If you were to do that in some parts down south, a good chunk of the mail population would be living outside city limits;-)

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more refreshing then peeing in the open. It is not good health wise to control your pee for a long time and looking for a pee station in India good luck with that. ITs a feeling I have missed and yearn a lot after coming to the US LOL.
gottaa peeeeeeee bye

astron said...

Hi anonymouse seems like you miss INdia very much, anyway happy peeeeeinh;-)

Anonymous said...

Well said , freedom. I think that the public offenders must be made to clean their own mess and in addition be made to do some hours of social service .

Nautilus said...

Sorry guys, been away for a while! Great to see some new visitors...welcome to my blog!

@freedom:Priceless! May be I should forward your suggestion to the Mayor :-)

@Aswin:Strict laws will never be enforced...there are too many people in this country to play spoilsport! Also, no politician wants to upset his votebank...thus enforcement of strict laws is out of question my friend!

@lavanya:Not just South, its the same all over the country:-)

@Anonymous: What can I say???!! I've never understood the "urge" and don't have any inclination to do so now :-)

@astron: :-)

@anonymous: Right on!!

White Magpie said...

mebbe they could publish the offendors 'pee-cture' in the papers..this is never going to stop and i would love to be proved wrong..

sabarish said...

writing on a wall in bangalore says "" do not urinate here .. "IT" will be punished ....guess we shud put up similar writings on the wall to scare the offenders...