Traffic update from my wife

Wonder if there were traffic policewomen 40 years back. Coz, if they were …I can be sure that in her previous birth Rekha was a traffic policewoman.

From the moment she sits on my Yamaha at 8.30 a.m. till the time I drop her (at 8.50 a.m.) at her office, she gives live commentary on the prevailing traffic. And this commentary of hers changes each day of the week. There is no pattern and no logic.

Here is the yapping reproduced as I get it from her, with my comments in italics.

Looks like everybody has had a good weekend and now wants to get back to work. That is why as early as 8.30 a.m. you can see so much traffic. I am sure most of these people have something pending from the previous week…which they want to get over with before their bosses enter the office.

I have this feeling that Rekha`s boss needs to speak to her about managing tasks. Leaving previous week`s tasks undone is not a healthy habit.

Do you notice that the road is full of two-wheelers and not many cars at 8.30 a.m. I am sure the seniors are taking it easy after initiating the work-flow on Monday itself.

Since Rekha and I are the lift-woman and tea-boy in our respective offices, we go to office on a Yamaha.

It is 8.30 a.m. and there are too few vehicles on the road. Do you think we are late? Actually, I think everybody is going through a mid-week crisis. Why would anybody want to be in office at 9.00 a.m. on a Wednesday? The composition of the traffic, in terms of cars and bikes, is as expected…so one can safely assume that this mid-week crisis affects all levels of executives.

I still wonder how she is able to see the composition of the traffic, sitting on my Yamaha, which is at its tallest place only 76 cms tall.

It is just 8.30 a.m. and the whole road is clogged. Guess, everybody wants to finish their pending assignments today itself, so that they can enjoy their Friday…. perhaps, even leave early. Today there are more of cars and less of bikes. Naturally so, because the bosses want to be in office so that they can finish delegating and leave for weekend trips on Thursday evening itself.

My guess is, Rekha`s boss leaves on Thursday and returns only on Monday. My other guess is, in her company they don`t work on Fridays but just hang around in the office. But what the heck…hanging around in office is always better (esp. in summer) because we don`t have air conditioning in our house.

Why is the road so full? Doesn`t anybody realize that it is Friday? Don`t tell me they failed to organize their work on Thursday itself. I can see very few cars…guess the bosses are off. If they want to just hang around the office on Fridays…can`t these people go late? Or do you think they have limited parking space in their office building and hence everybody wants to be there early?

Rekha thinks everybody in Chennai (and everywhere else in the World) work in MNCs.

Rajan, I was thinking there are too many cars on the road for a Saturday ….ho shucks…I am in an auto…..

Thank God for small mercies…on Saturdays I stay at home and Rekha brings back the daily bread.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

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