Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Arrogance abounds

Does being any kind of celebrity or public figure entitle a person to think that he lives in a world apart, where common courtesy, decency and humility no longer exist?
My friend Kiran of Karmic Kids put up a most distressing post today. Her young son had a very narrow escape from being run over by a person with no road sense whatsoever, who also happens to be a television actor. Thank your stars, Gaurav Chopra, that nothing happened to that child.
However big or small or famous or commonplace a person is, he is arrogant beyond belief if he thinks that only he has the right of way, and that only his time is precious.
Nothing, Mr.Chopra, nothing is more precious than a human life.
Building compounds are not motorways.
Yelling at the mother to take better care of her child and threatening to run over the child the next time- where did you learn all this, Mr. Chopra?
Apologising only when confronted by the child's well built father smacks of cowardice.
I had no opinion about you before this, but now for me your name will forever be associated with arrogance and cowardice.
Learn some manners and some road sense before it's too late.

14 comments:

Mona said...

damn right, d!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Shocking! Shame on him! Shame, shame, shame!!

Sue said...

How dare he, is all I can think. How bloody dare he!

Banno said...

Yes, it was terrible to hear of this guy. The fact that no one knows him could be a reason for him to throw his weight around. Wish he is suitably punished.

Anonymous said...

I googled this unshaven idiot up. Looks like he has no brains !

Poppy

2 B's mommy said...

I just read about it Dipali and I am shocked and disgusted. He shouldn't be able to get away with it ! What an idiot !

Indian Home Maker said...

And I watched Dev D yesterday, it also mentions the case of that BMW accident where this drunk, young driver crushed seven people sleeping on the road side.
We seem to think just because we are driving -we have the right of way.

chandni said...

agree completely!

Sounds like being a tv actor brings with it a licence to behave like an ass.

Anil P said...

When the ia 'celebrates' just about everything and 'any publicity is good publicity' there's no concept of shame left.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've written about himon my blog as wel and...

...that you've been tagged!

Indian Home Maker said...


YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED! CLICK HERE PLEASE :)

D said...

And he isn't even a full-fledged celeb yet!

Mampi said...

I guess road arrogance is not limited to half-cooked or full boiled celebrities only. It has more to do with the brashness in one's nature. It will do a world of good to oppose more proactively to such arrogance.
WELL DONE DIPALI ! WELL DONE KIRAN!

AMIT said...

Yes if you are a celebrity than your name will be rounded off with many unwanted things.

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