Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Most people are Decent

It took me 20 minutes to hail an auto-rickshaw today.
"Are you going to office?", the driver asked me after I had settled down.
"You do know there will be no auto-rickshaws after 12, don't you?", he asked.
Public transportation is almost non-existent where my office is. Had I got stuck there, I would have had to walk home. I didn't hesitate a moment. "In that case, can you drop me off at home?"

It would have been a long ride, but he went out of the way to help me. Most people are decent if you let them.

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Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - How nice that that driver let you know about the service. And how nice that you listened to him and were polite yourself. You're right that most people are decent if you let them. But you have to let them and people respond when one is polite oneself.

Shalet Jimmy said...

I think it is a rare case...

Anonymous said...

I agree - most people are kind! I don't believe we are born bad.

LTM said...

you are so right. It's rare that I encounter anyone just truly awful. And glad you got a ride! :o) <3

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes they are!

Jen Chandler said...

Such a simple truth. Most people ARE decent IF we let them :D I'm glad the driver was honest with you and helped you out.

Hope you're having a great week!


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot - it was really nice of him, wasn't it? He was actually losing out on quite a bit of money.

@ Shalet- I seem to meet many more of these people than most people.

@ Fiona - so true. Most people are decent, if you let them.

@ Leigh - I do meet some obnoxious people, sometimes, but the nice ones are much more common.

@ Alex - they are, aren't they?

@ Jen - people are decent, aren't they. Most of the time, at least. And yes, thanks. Hope you are well too- haven't been around for a long time.


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