Went to cast my vote at Bain School, Kilpauk at about 10:30am found my booth and was waiting in a queue to exercise my right in this democracy. An old man and his wife tried to move past my place in the queue and I informed them that they need to stand in a queue and they excused themselves and went and took their place in line.
I had an Amit family standing in front of me waiting to exercise their right. Apparently one of their family members a guy named AMIT joined them much later and a guy from their family who was standing in front of me asked him to come join them in front.
Annoyed me: Should we not follow a queue especially since we are voting in a democracy.
amit: This is not a Democracy man.
AMIT: This is not a democracy. You are a joker.
Annoyed Me: Shut up man. You guys don’t even know what you are talking about.
amit and AMIT: you must be an illiterate joker.
Annoyed me: Mr. Booth officer please ask the police to come and regulate this queue.
AMIT : you must be a joker
Annoyed me: Dude, I am not even talking to you.
amit: AMIT was standing in the queue and he had gone out on some important work.
Angry me: Mr. Booth officer policekaranga enga sir? (Where are the policemen?)
two police men turn up asking in Kovai Sarala’s voice ” Enna inga prechanai Enna inga prechanai??? (What’s the problem here? What’s the problem here?)
So the booth officer tells them that AMIT has jumped the queue and that I had questioned them and there was some argument and I had requested for the policemen
Police to me: Saar Konjam adjust pannikonga.
Angry me: Naan en Saar adjust pannanum. Queue system simple vishayam ingayavidhu follow panalamla. ( why should I adjust sir? Queue is a simple system we should atleast follow it here.
AMIT: you must be illiterate. Are you trying to show of?
Angry me: dude, I am not even talking to you so please shut up.
Police officer to me: Saar prechanai pannama vote podunga Saar. (Sir, please vote without causing any trouble)
Angry me: Saar prechanai naan panala. Kelvi ketta prechanai Dhan pola Namma naatula. (Sir, I am not the one causing the problem. Looks like questioning causes problems in this country. )
Booth officer: Saar adjust pannunga saar.
Some lessons I learnt after today’s incident
1.) If you question anything or anybody in the Indian democracy you will end up being called an illiterate joker.
2.) We Indians are assholes.
3.) The truth in the old Tamil saying “dushtanai kandal dhoora vilagu” Keep away from the bad guy.
4.) amit and AMIT think that India is not a Democracy.
5.) We need someone to overlook our actions. We cannot function in an disciplined manner by ourselves.
6.) We Indians have a solution for all the problems in this world ADJUST.
Hope you folks have cast your votes. But remember whoever comes to power never,NEVER ever question them. Because just as amit and AMIT pointed out this is not a democracy.
Sadly this incident happened with an Amit. But some Indians on a whole don’t like following the queue system. We love to beat the man in front of us.
If a government can regulate a simple queue, I think we as a country will be the best. This is precisely the reason why you need to go and vote. Vote for change. Vote for a better India.
P.S.: Someone needs to do a cartoon series on amit and AMIT. It will be very popular. Especially in the south.