Well it’s not just the computer processors like core duo from Intel are doing multi-tasking. We human beings also do that. But the most powerful computer up there has been doing that since beginning of the world, if there was any. It is not just limited to a single human P(ie)C(e) but works on multiple and today I got a proof of that.
Today morning was a rainy one and I was completely against driving in Pune’s traffic. So I decided to catch an auto-rickshaw (a three seater cab – speciality of India). As usual the Puneri autowalah was very choosy and two of then refused to go the way I wanted to. Finally the third one accepted to take me to my office, which is just behind Pune railway station.
As soon as we started, this guy told me that he also wanted to go to station, cos he wanted to visit a relative in hospital nearby. He was worried that he will not get a passenger in that direction and will have to travel without a fare. So he was very happy when I asked him to take me there.
Typically, I get an auto in quick time. Many times my father calls me to help him get one due to my reputation. 🙂 But today I got this proof that God not only helps me, but also the auto-rickshaw drivers in one single stroke. Two tasks done at same real time and not like the single core processors who fake multi-tasking.
Thank you God for reminding me that You are there with me and also with all other people to help.
Last week my Puneri friend Mahesh, who is now in Delhi, visited the city. Someone in Delhi commented about the Puneri public breaking traffic signals.
Mahesh’s reply to that was in his classic style. He said, “You guys don’t understand. Democracy is in the roots of Puneri public. When the traffic signal is Red, a whole lot of people decide that it is not Red and other people accept it. You can’t find a better example of democracy in blood of people anywhere in the world.”
Well I never looked at it this way. Going forward, I am enjoying this democracy everyday now. What a stress-buster!
Today morning I went to drop my daughter to her school. There was lot of rush and traffic jam. As I was coming to the main road from the lane, there were these two special puneri items. They dropped their kids just at the end of the lane as the kids were old enough to go the remaining 100 meters. These guys although knowing that there are lot of vehicles waiting behind them, tried to save their petrol and turned on the main roan bang opposite to the traffic direction. This jammed the traffic on both the main road as well as in the lane. It took us complete 5 minutes to come out of this whole mess.
My simple maths says, to save about 2 minutes extra round trip if I am spending 5 minutes in traffic jam wasting not only my fuel but also of 10 more cars. I am causing more harm to the society.
Moral of the story: Don’t just think about how much petrol YOU are saving. Think about how much you are saving PLUS how much others are wasting because of you. If the net effect is saving, then only take those short cuts.
Since theday I have logged on to Todoist I am hooked to it. Everyday it is getting better. It supports hierarchicla projects as well as tasks, allows formatting of text and the UI is minimalistic in style, very pleasing to eye due to its simplicity and helps you focus where you need… your tasks in hand.
Add to this a little bit of style using stylish or greasemonkey in Firefox and it just rocks.
Amix… you helped change my life. Thanks a ton.