Why are Indian passengers in such a hurry to exit the plane ?
Where are they even going ?
Yes many of us have wondered about this too.
Perhaps it’s to do with our history of shortages & being very aware that we are simply too many.
We know the value of getting there before the shutter is pulled down on our face. ~Sorry! Finished !~
Or sometimes found that there is a chance, a minuscule chance on boarding that train because we were just in time to get on the waiting list.
We learnt the value of getting there first & we never forgot to remind our child repeatedly, thus reinforcing the ‘tradition’.
~Lunch! 3 baje aana.~
~Thodi jaldi hai~
Yes, God might too have quota of whom He can bless today.
Who wants to be at the end of a serpentine queue when there’s duty free to buy & worse, the trolleys at the baggage carousel may all get taken,
Three generations post Independence have honed this skill.
It’s in our DNA & it will take some time for us to realise (with some enforcing of strict rules) that pushing, shoving, impatience & getting there first only exposes our insecurity