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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

On the way to home

Came home for a one week mid term break. The journey by train was by and large uneventful this time as the train was bang on time.
There was this gentleman, however, who was on constant suspicion that the catering staff are not giving him his due. He deserved better food but the railways was stealing from him. Why was the railways overcharging him?
Mr. Gentleman, suppose you work in a government office. The office starts at 1000 hours and ends at 1830 hours. You go to office at 1130 hours and leave for home at 1700 hours. (Note that I am not, in the least, exaggerating.) You steal 3 hours of public time every day. 5 days a week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months in a year makes it 720 hours stolen in a year. If you can steal from the government without any scruples, can the government not steal from you?


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  2. Yes, sure it can. But it could have been better if the Government could differentiate between those who steal from it and those who don't. Unfortunately, my parents had to feel the pang of literally inedible food (during their journey to Trivandrum). FYI, my mom is a housewife and my father is a diligent central Govt. employee (as far as I know).