Sunday, July 8, 2012
Fancy bridal like public buses.
Well, yeah ...some how, though we don't go in separate buses, there is a gender segregation. However you can't stop rape or any such mishaps. Shit happens everywhere.
This gender segregated is also not by any force. For this I am sure. There is no such sigh anywhere on bus "Women on front, men on back (men sit on back) Actually, here people do what they feel is right. We just don't sit together over here.Period.
We are like that, or might have become like that. Possibly when bus services started women chosen to sit in front and men at back. There is no sound document about it.
Even if you allow us to engage in co gatherings, women will naturally go and sit with women, and men will make their own group. Mostly families sit together. This is same in co-schools, collages, and universities as well as in school vans and university points/shuttle.
It's society, tradition, religion.....mixture of everything. This is in Israel too. So, don't say we are the only one, or treating women like a second class citizen.
Personally, I have no issue with this. I find it good, and safe.
Why I let a strange man sit next with me? Everyman ain't prophet Josef. And there is also no need.
And it's public transport, all women with me. No fear. It's the most safest, and suitable thing over here. Me type of gal, who don't have car can travel easily anywhere in the city with out fear. So why I make fuses about it ?
My only issue is that ladies portion is not so big____only one third of the man portion, because these buses are oldies, from the time of Quid-e-Azam when woman were meant to be in kitchen only. So since then these buses are like that. More portion to man and less to woman.
Now things are changing. More girls and women are out there on road. Fathers, and brother can not go with them everywhere all the time. Not only female population is increasing, the whole population is increasing day by day. Karachi is becoming over crowded. When these buses get packed at office collage, and hours some man climb onto the roof and hang off the sides of them.
We need more buses. Government tried to introduced green buses from Swiss or some where. They are very few in number, and not sufficient. Problem is that government don't pay proper attention to anything properly. We have to cop up with this no matter what
When papa and my bro don't go with us at night, we prefer it. So many time we have taken bus ride after wedding parties. Always safe. Nothing bad happened.
However, despite all that elites still have pain in their ass." It's so cheep."
"We will not let our gals go in public buses"...bla bla., bla , bla.
Possibly they don't wanna sit next to lower class. They are neat and clean creature coming from heaven.
Neat and clean creature coming from heaven, MY ASS!!!!
Yes, it's cheap and poor peep's way of transportation. It has flaws too, which I accept, like we witnessed the looting in bus but people can not stop travailing just because of these pretext.
If you wanna know who is rich, who is poor, who is middle class, and who is who over here, observe our roads and traffic system. It will give you a perfect picture of our society. Class thing is so visible on the road.
Peep who use big, fancy cars, like: Honda, Toyota, Corolla, Pajero.....bla bla , are ultra rich.
Normal cars. like: Suzuki, Charade, Mehran, Alto are for the upper middle and the middle class.
Then there are this middle and lower middle peeps, who use cheap cars, motor bikes, buses, auto rickshaw, cingchi and their two legs.
I'm using buses since I joined St.Patric's high school. It is in the Sader....Old Karachi. It was 45 minutes ride from my home, and I was 16 years old, living at Nagan Chorangi. My father said it will be good for me. He went with me on the first day. I was sweetening, shivering and dead scared in women section. He was in men's. A young gal who was sitting next to me said " Listen don't behave like a scared little girl. You are gonna come here almost daily. If you will shiver like that this world will find out you are week. They will eat you."
She was a medical student, going to Jinnah medical collage.
After that I have been using bus on my own.
It is under my league ( Yes, it is my only hope to going anywhere). For your information, I fall into the last category. We are middle class, we have one car_____Suzuki Mehran, which papa use for office, and the rest of us use bus and ching chi.
Auto Rickshaws and cabs fares has been raised pretty high. And when I can go to the same place with in 10 to 15 rupees then why on this earth I waste my 30 to 60 rupees for a cab or an auto ?
Pretty clever me, ain't ?
Well, this is by birth.
Now, check out the most famous fancy bridal buses of ours.
Have you ever seen such stuff anywhere in this world ?
They are buses, not trucks. However, trucks are also decorated in the same way. Even more ! I love funny statements, poems, verses at their back.
Buss drivers decorate it like his bride with painting, and other stuff. This is an art. And these peeps are doing this since ages. So, now you saw why I dubbed them Fancy bridal like buses.
They are seriously collectors item.