The travel in Bangalore in my second week here was really tiring. I have traveled from Electronic City to Embassy Tech Square(to InMobi) to Kormangala (for Airtel Office) to Marathalli(Brand Factory) changing literally 7 BMTC buses. YES I am new here and here’s an advice to the new comers –> Don’t rely on bus drivers, conductors and public because Google is trying hard to make maps more efficient and you should use it. Also roam around with a power bank so that your battery won’t drain off when you need to navigate.
While moving to Airtel Office by bus I found one cobbler sitting with his daughter asking questions. I suddenly asked my conductor to stop there itself and luckily it was traffic so I jumped off. I asked him to repair my shoe and meanwhile getting my shoes repaired I had this conversation with the man who was half engineer (The Cobbler I meant). He knew how to paint, wooden carving, also some sort of electrical repairing. On asking why he does this job, he came up with a very heartening impressive line in a expressive manner that doing this gives him a complete sense of satisfaction. Getting his voice in my eardrums just reminded of me one quote I read somewhere –
You will never be happy if you constantly look for what others have
He made his daughter study commerce in primary and now she is preparing for civil services. One thing I should say about south Indian girls that they have expressive eyes and beautiful smiles and they WORK really hard unlike more of the rural girls in Rajasthan do. After the whole journey when I was back to my hostel room I realized noticing one single thing about the conversation I had with different people outside whether it was a conductor, security guard, service man, baker and even that cobbler PLUS this reminds me of a few friends of mine who are working in IT companies working long 12 hours a day, travelling 30 kms regularly and frustrated with life. So what satisfaction means exactly to them? Is that the account credited SMS with xxx amount on 7th of every month?