There is a huge communication problem between men and women in India – and the issue is more prevalent amongst men and women who own trucks. It is usual for women to not feel the need to stop and for man to not feel the need to start – talking, that is. But this issue that I am going to point out has taken totally different dimension in the last 50 years or so.
OK, let me not keep the suspense any longer. Yesterday I broke into the trusted circle of Women Truck owners, and was let in on a 50-year old secret – that men and women have been communicating with each other by writing messages on the back of the trucks they owned.
I asked the Lady truck owner who had let me in on the secret, “How did it all begin?”
Thats when she narrated the whole story.
She said: ” Way back in 1960, we Indian women were a bit traditional and shy and our Truck owning husbands had one major crib – they weren’t getting enough blow jobs.”
“And then?” I enquired.
“That is when the Truck Owners Association of Men figured out a way to communicate it to their wives – they decided to write ‘Blow Horn’ behind their trucks.”
“How did that help?” I was confused.
“Back then, our trucks used to be backed up in front of our houses and all the wives could see this message aimed at them every day.”
Brilliant idea, I thought to myself. And to ensure she didn’t stop I asked her: “How did you guys respond to that?”
“We also have a Truckers Association for Women…and we decided to respond with an appropriate message – we wrote ‘Keep Distance’ behind our trucks and let them lose on the roads.”
It was interesting. The women were retaliating. To keep the story going, I asked: “And then?”
“The obnoxious creatures that men are, they responded back by writing ‘Use Dipper at Night.’ You need to understand that by now, the war of words had spilled over to our houses as well.”
“Did you guys get what the men meant by ‘Use Dipper at Night’? And did it help turn around the marital life?”
“We understood what they meant. But it made marital life worse. We women decided to not give them any sex for months.”
“Then, what….after six months, to rub it in, we got ‘Horn OK Please’ painted on our trucks…questioning them if their so called HORN was OK.”
“Wow…did this help? The men would have got angry?”
“Bullshit…they came back to us on all fours – not exactly all fours, but still. As an apology they got ‘we two ours two’ painted on their trucks. The day we saw this behind our husband’s trucks we knew that our husbands were back and wanted to raise a complete family with us.”