SoCS: Switch on that damn indicator

Indicator – There is a reason that the vehicles have them but out here hardly anybody uses it. I freaking hate it when people don’t switch on their indicators before making a right turn. How much work is that going to be. It should be part of the muscle memory just like switching a gear for godsake. Especially the autorickshaws here, they sort of own the road. They twist and turn and drive in any direction they want. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with an urge to nick their vehicle just like that, especially when they turn and almost get very close to my vehicle just because I didn’t have a clue as to what they were going to do without that damn indicator. And the other worse part is when they don’t switch it off after they have turned. When will these people learn? I will end this post with one more entry. Mickey Mouse dons a new avatar. Yup. He and his folks are now in India in a brand new avatar. This new avatar was revealed on Mickey’s birthday , if I am not wrong. And guess what! He is riding an autorickshaw. Here have a look. All is well…


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

This week’s Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in-” Find a word that begins with the prefix “in” or use the word itself anywhere in your post. Easy!

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24 comments

  1. John W. Howell · November 22, 2014

    Followed a guy for 15 miles and became hypnotised by the right blinker.

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    • KG · November 22, 2014

      Ha ha 🙂 I like watching the blinkers go off and on during the traffic if was turned on. It makes for a good past time waiting in the lengthy traffic signals.

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  2. frillthrills · November 22, 2014

    Couldn’t agree more about the indicators. The roads definitely seem to belong to their “baaps” 😂😝

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    • KG · November 22, 2014

      Yeah 🙂 I get so freaked out at times.

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  3. Deborah Drucker · November 22, 2014

    I know it is so annoying when someone is driving along with their “turn signal” on. I am thinking ok do you really want to move into the right or left lane on the freeway in front of me or just blinking at me. I love the cartoon. The music in the background. What songs are those? Are they popular songs in India?

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    • KG · November 23, 2014

      Yeah that indicator always on is also very annoying 🙂
      The music is Indian, not particularly anything popular as such.

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  4. PsiFiGal · November 23, 2014

    Sounds like you have experienced a bit of “road rage” hee hee. It is frustrating to be behind someone that’s left their indicator on (here in the US we call it blinker or turnsignal.)
    I love that cute video! I grew up watching “The Mickey Mouse Club”. It’s cool to see him in different clothes and speaking a different language.

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    • KG · November 23, 2014

      Traveling daily in car through the narrow streets and encountering stupid drivers give me road rage daily 🙂 I work hard to control it and be calm.
      My nieces and nephew loves mickey mouse club house. Its one of their favorite show and game. I am yet to show them this video even though they don’t understand Hindi yet.

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  5. jetgirlcos · November 23, 2014

    Heeheehee! Love the Mickey ! Very cool to see him in India 🙂 But hate that when people buy perfectly good cars but don’t shell out the money for the “indicator option.” I can tell you that some of the worst offenders in the USA reside in my home state of New Mexico!

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    • KG · November 23, 2014

      He is cute isn’t 🙂
      I thought indicators were part of the basic accessories? If it isn’t then its worse.

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      • jetgirlcos · November 23, 2014

        Sorry, they are…I was just making a facetious remark 😉 Doesn’t come thru too well in typing!

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        • KG · November 23, 2014

          Oops 🙂 sorry ! Ain’t that sharp 😉

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          • jetgirlcos · November 23, 2014

            not a problem, it was just one of those things that sounded better than it typed 🙂 BTW, is the dialogue in the Mickey cartoon funny or anything? Could you translate it?

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            • KG · November 23, 2014

              He is being a regular auto driver rejecting the map given to him first and then after getting lost asks for the map but again to get lost and finally when he lands up in the temple and loses his auto, he says, it doesn’t matter that he lost his auto, he finally got his client to the temple for which he is rewarded a flying auto (here we call them as pushpaka vimana, even though they don’t really exist but has references in our mythological stories)

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              • jetgirlcos · November 23, 2014

                Cool! I got the idea, then, but I had no idea what the flying car was about except that it is super awesome 🙂 Thanks for that !

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                • KG · November 23, 2014

                  Sure 🙂 Am glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Doobster418 · November 23, 2014

    I’ve been around for a number of decades and I’ve never heard turn signals or blinkers referred to as “indicators.” But I do see the logic, as in indicating one’s intention to turn. Makes sense.

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    • KG · November 23, 2014

      Oh! That’s how we call them here. I am hearing the word turn signal for the first time through this post.

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      • Doobster418 · November 23, 2014

        It’s interesting how the same item is known by different names, despite in the English language, id different countries. Turn signals here, indicators where you are.

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        • KG · November 23, 2014

          Yeah, very true. And sometimes very difficult to remember too.

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  7. LindaGHill · November 25, 2014

    They’re called indicators as well as turn signals and blinkers here in Canada. 😀 And yeah, it’s very annoying when people don’t use them properly!!

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    • KG · November 25, 2014

      Yeah Linda its really very bad. One of the things I hate to see when driving.

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  8. John Holton · November 25, 2014

    That cartoon was cool!

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    • KG · November 25, 2014

      Yeah 🙂 Thanks for checking it out.

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