Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Traffic cops

The disadvantage of riding a Bullet is that all cops assume that you have tons of money. What they fail to understand is that we SPENT all our money buying the thing. I tend to stand out in a crowd (for all the wrong reasons) cause ride a MH-12 registration Bullet in Hyderabad, had the exhaust changed to get a louder thump and am constantly yelling at fellow riders. My luck finally caught up with me last evening when I got pulled over by a traffic cop. I assume the havaldar was new to the force with his Inspector saab pulling people over about 15 feet away. This is how the conversation went...

Cop: License, PUC certificate, NOC. (All originals are in Pune btw)

Me: Saar, I have sent all the docs to Pune RTO for the NOC. Here is my license though.

Cop: There is a fine of Rs. 1200 for not having a NOC

Me: (Agitated) - The Pune RTO is asking me for money to give a NOC and you wanna fine me for not having one. I am new to this city and this is how you treat me? (been here for 14 months now)

The cop was taken aback returned my license and uttered the 3 words we all love to hear when pulled over...

"KUCH CHAI PAANI"

With my wallet Rs. 30 lighter I squeezed the trigger before his Saab could come over for his share.

3 comments:

Archana Narayan said...

I really don't think the bullet has anything to do with it. I do agree that the noise the thing makes could have attracted the cops attention. I think the MH registration was the biggest eye-catcher. When Rajeev rode his Yamaha RX 123, he was asked to stop every time he crossed a cop because of the AP registration.

Satyajit said...

Archie:
The Bullet is the king of the road. Plus its not "noise", its symphony. This is the second time in 14 months that I have been pulled over...:-)

shilpa said...

smart ass ! we will be new to the city after 2 years too