9 December 2006
SPEED 12 - ENVIRONMENT - THE MANAGER
WHO IS THE MANAGER HERE ?
I tried to understand but couldn't come to any conclusion.
Would you please explain what is happening here ?
Took these quick shots while crossing them in another boat. I told the husband in English and in broken Malayalam to let his wife sit.
I had to yell at him as mine was a noisy motor boat.
'Bhaari' is wife, 'Irikki' is sit down in Malayalam. He mumbled something back which I couldn't hear as my boat was faster.
Half a mile away I kept looking back at the boat, the wife was still standing holding the baby. I lost sight of them after that.
When I came back home after a few days I kept staring at these two pictures trying to understand what was happening.
This was not crossing the river or a short ride, they were still in the boat when I kept looking back and they were moving away.
There is little room where the husband is sitting. The wife has to cross the husband and sit behind him which would rock the boat.
There is more sense in wife standing. She wants to hold the baby and that is fine. Husband is managing the other kid. but why and how this happened ?
Husband gets in to the boat first and takes the older kid, then wife gets in holding the baby ? Why is she still holding the baby ?
There is room behind the husband, but he did not have the commonsense to occupy that seat and allow the wife to sit where he is sitting now.
Is it too late to adjust now ?
Is the wife too confident to take such a risk ?
Or the wife thought let me sacrifice my comfort for the safety of my family ?
We humans committed a monumental blunder on the page one. Page one is the first page of the last four pages of the fourteenth volume of the history of the universe. We clicked on a wrong link opening a wrong page and the subsequent pages, links and all the pop up windows were all wrong ones.
I'll conclude this series on environment in my next post SPEED 13 which is not a good number and will not make a pleasant reading.
This post is an introduction to that huge blunder we committed on page one.
I am fine healthwise, please do not worry about me. Things are going fine, a bit chaotic but under control. Thank you so much for your response and concern. I am just overwhelmed.
I love you all so much.