Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wake up and smell...err hear the garbage truck

Day: Saturday morningu
Place: Bengaluru
Time: 5:59 am
Status: Total silence'u!

Tis the morning of a Saturday and all throughout Bengaluru not a creature is stirring not even a mouse except for the Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Garbage’u Vehiclesu.

Day: Saturday morningu
Place: Bengaluru
Time: 6 am

Recorded Message: Namaskara!!!! Greetings from the Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike!!!! This is a public service message intended to wake you up on a Saturday. Do not throw garbage on the roadsu, empty plotsu, neighbours house’u etc. Please segregate wastu and hand it over to our friendly and ever helpful satffsu who will mix it all together back again and throw it into a lake’u. We know that none of you are listening to this messagu. For your listening pleasure'u this message'u will be repeated againu and againu till you tear your hair out in frustrtaionsu. Please do not forget to dispose the hair with other biodegradable materialsu. For more information please contact your local clueless Health Officeru. He is of course heh heh the healthiest person in your neighbourhoodu. Please help us to help you. We love you all! Namaskara!!!!


^%$&$*^&**#!&@+* I swear I will contribute one can of Kerosene Oil to the people here who are planning to burn down that vehicle!!!


Alexis said...

Niceu postu. ROFLu

Mosilager said...

Is Bengaluru turning into the land of Ceaucescu? Definitely most tough-u on Saturday morning-u.

rebel said...

lol... Good start for a boring tuesday! :)

Neihal said...


only one can ;)
I thought you'd personally burn it down. :D

Lalit Singh said...

If some vehicle woke me up with that kinda sound on a sat morn I would personally see to it they werent around to do the same the next week

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

Very goodu postu. I liked it very much-u.

How much-u of it is true?


Unknown said...

Oh yeah... they have been doing that every morning, not just Saturday morning. That too at 7 o'clock... Sheesh we never irdered garbage wake up call. I can't make out a single word they say.
Me too will contribute Kerosene ... :D

dharmabum said...

ur sense of humour or sarcasm or whatever else u might call seems to have been packed off, along with the garbageu, i am sorry to say :)

Pratish Menon said...

Sheesh, really? Am so lucky I got back to Mumbai! ;)

mathew said...

hehehe..nice way to start of a day..times are very much garb-age and you cant expectu any better dealu!!

silverine said...

Alexis: :p

mosilager: It happens every blessed day *groan*

s-currently a cynic: Thank you :)

neihal: I will personally burn down the vehicle very soon dear :)

lalit: Thankfully now it is 7 am...even Saturdays :(

sandeep: Very much true, see the comment of Ashley another fellow Bengalurean :)

ashley: Thank you dearie, every can counts :p

dharmabum: In other words you didnt understand this post? Then you should have refrained from commenting instead of making a royal meal fo your foot :p

prats: You are soooo lucky I tell you!!!

mathew: Garb-age it is!!! LOL Man that raucous message is so maddening!! grr

Lazith Aziz said...
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Lazith Aziz said...

sakkath "postu" magha!! :-)

but I really cannot believe we have these things out here. I have been in blore for sometime , have never heard something like this. or may be its some really glorified part of the city you are put up! :-) cant help it.love it or leave it .

wierd ! is this haunted ?
i have no clue why my name is like that hence another post to this toast! :-)

Anonymous said...

Why don't yu try and take a trashfer to another part of town? :P

dharmabum said...

i think i did understand the post. oh, and yes, i do make a fool o myself every now and then, but i don't think it was that way this time.

Hyde said...

My garbage truck-u very quiet-u.

Anonymous said...

Very true!!!! just let me know where we have to give that CAN of petrol(getting kerosene is difficult)...


Anonymous said...

$#@* I will sponsor a whole tanker of petrol!!!

Anonymous said...

@ jk- a whole tanker of petrol, whoa u must be a rich bugger. where do u live :P

Sanjay said...

oh good fer you folks!! Now you know when to get home once your done partying. Always a tricky thing.

Must reccomend to the Mumbai muncipal corporation.

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

Boy, that's super funny.
You're a funny girl!

I think Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has reasons to be happy.
You wont believe this: Last night I was walking home pretty late, and then there is this guy who stops his bike by the road, walks towards the wall and aims.
Then he changes mind, walks up to this garbage pile further down the road, and relieves himself there. Helmet and all.
Atleast someone seems to be taking advice seriously..
no roadsu, empty plotsu, neighbours house’u etc - only do it in the garbage heapu..

Amey said...

What a nice way to wake up. But remember that almost most Bangloreans have to work on Saturdays too.

Are the elections nearby? Come to think of it, since it is early Saturday morning, have the elections just concluded?

Jeseem said...

and I want to donate an extra large/huge loudspeaker system to nagarpallika, if they agree to use it near silverline's house on Saturday and Sunday mornings :P

hope and love said...

typical silverine stuff...

If I tell ya, I'll have to kill ya said...

reminds me of when i lived in chennai at the tender age of 6. jayalalitha was campaigning, or some over-the-top southie politician...and every sunday morning at 6 am, they hired and sent this truck to our colony, with a huge rooster cut-out (party sign I think), and then they would blare these rooster crow noise from the loudspeakers...i kid u not. till date, i cannot stand roosters.

If I tell ya, I'll have to kill ya said...

reminds me of when i lived in chennai at the tender age of 6. jayalalitha was campaigning, or some over-the-top southie politician...and every sunday morning at 6 am, they hired and sent this truck to our colony, with a huge rooster cut-out (party sign I think), and then they would blare these rooster crow noise from the loudspeakers...i kid u not. till date, i cannot stand roosters.

Cruel Intentions said...

Hilarous-a! The Tamil-a waya.

Anonymous said...

you never dissapoint your readers :)

silverine said...

lazith: Wait..it is coming to all parts of Bengaluru soon :p

G: "trashfer" good one! :))

dharmabum: Frankly speaking, it really doesn't matter what you think.

hyde: Where'u do you live'u? :)

AP: Thanks girl, every CAN counts :))

JK: Looks like you are a sonic victim too :))

sanjay: You are absolutely right, now we know when to get home once we are done partying!

toothless wonder: ewwww I pity the garbage collectorsu :p

fleiger: Good one!!! That might be a possible explanation why selective areas are getting bombarded :))

jeseem: And why I am not surprised..again?!! :p

HnL: Thank you doc :)

IfITellYa girl: he he that sounds soo funny, imagine rooster noise over loudspeakers, atrocious!!!! :))

cruel intentions: Thank you :)

lash: Thanks buddy!!

dharmabum said...

hey, this isn't some ego clash or something alright!

i just think garbage disposal is a serious issue to reckong with, especially in the cities. more so with the increasing concumerist element creeping into our society. and i also feel we must empathise with the poor garbage collectors - they do the dirty job so we can have a clean place to live in.

but yeah, it doesn't matter what i think :)

Arthur Quiller Couch said...

You could frustrate them by waking at 5:30. And making faces at them and yelling 'I was up before you were here and I'll be asleep as soon as you're gone!'

Sujit said...

still happensuuu?

shruti said...

ha ha ...thts bad ..very bad ..how can they disturb people's sleep liek that ... vaise I cant really complain ..why ? a small story ..my landlady has 2 big dogs.. a golden ret and a labrador..every morning they start howling and screaming at 6 ( I share a 2 bhk with her ) ... and what abt me ? Well I sleep as if dead to this world...

silverine said...

dharmabum: Give your feet a break dear!

AQC: Wake up at 5:30? brrr

Sujit: Havudhu :(

Annie: :p

shruti: Nowadays it is 8 am :)

How do we know said...

They did not really say that?! What did they really say?

The Common Man | പ്രാരബ്ധം said...

Nice one Silverine ;-)

We have sometng similar in Kerala, remember what?... eah , the same old Lottery annonuncement... " naaleyanu..naaleyanu".... but they are not soo cruel to turn up at 7 am atleast!

Sachin R K said...

Heh heh heh

Theres one coming to my locality too. Woke up at 6am yesterday ( Gasp!!!)

crocodile said...

Goodu, Goodu postulu ( oops thats Gultu !!)

Amooma said...

very funny indeedu. lovedu the 'u' idea. GOTS ( grinning on the seat ) :D

silverine said...

how do we know: Who cares what they say!

the common man: Yes this is exactly the same except for the timing :)

sachin: They started off with 6 am and now due to protests have made it to 8 am :)

crocodile: lol guess we can all speak vernacular now :))

amooma: Thank you :)

random said...

ROFL - very nice.