Time is (not) precious..
Kerala Law Minister M Vijakumar had to cancel his trip to Kochi on Sunday as the Indian flight on which he was scheduled to travel allegedly took off slightly earlier than the scheduled departure time.
A spokesman at the Minister’s office said he had lodged a complaint with the authorities of Indian about the matter.
Vijayakumar had reached the airport at 0600 hrs to catch the Thiruvananthapuram-Kochi-Delhi flight, scheduled to leave at 0615 hrs. The flight, however, had taken off by the time he reached the airport, the spokesman said.
Airline authorities, however, denied the charge and said Vijaykumar reached the airport only by 0610 hrs by which time check in formalities had been completed and the counters closed.
The airline sources said that there was no prior information about the time the minister would be reaching the airport.
Isn’t it better that I opt not to make a rant on this..Afterall,they are ‘politicians’ and it is our duty to wait for the people who serve us,no matter even if it is an airplane or a bullock cart..We should wait for them.Period..How arrogant we are to forget that we are only aam aadmi and are obliged to wait for those ‘great’ people who serve us..Never mind that the law minister doen’t obey the law of cheking in atleast half an hour earlier..They are more important than those people who need to reach the destination,as to pick another connection flight.Never mind that such persons will miss their flight then,the person here is more important..
I remember waiting in a jammed traffic,waiting for a ‘busy’ VIP to pass by..Nevermind,afterall my time is never worth any importance..But i pity that old man who was in a nearby rikshaw,on his way to hospital due to asthma.Again,never mind,time is more valuable to a VIP than to a sick old man.