Be a Madrasi, enjoy the sundal
When a Madrasi wants to spend sometime catching up with friends or go out as a gumbal, he should go to the beach or to the temples for a divine atmosphere. Thats the hypotheses. Why do I say that?
Number One: Public places like beaches and temples provide ample entertainment. People watching is something you could indulge in, the panoply of people is wide and amusing.
Number Two: Its cheap! You could buy yourself a plate of bajji or sundal and enjoy your evening watching the sun set or that maami who thinks she will be purified if she does the sit ups in the temple.
Number Three: You can sit there for hours on end for FREE. Unlike places like Ashvita – The coffee shop which charges obnoxious ‘cover charges’. Their idea goes like this. If four people go together and only two dishes are ordered, then, the bill will contain cover charges for the two other people who did not order. Sacrilege. And the cover charge is not a trivial amount, it is Rs.25! You could buy yourself a plate of garlic bread for that same money instead of paying cover charges.
Number Four: You are not expected to behave yourself at a beach. You can express yourself without inhibitions. Everybody there is in his own world. At least nobody in particular owns the beach to kick you out of the beach because you were laughing aloud. But the temple authorities could, it is better to maintain a low profile at temples.
Number Five: You don’t have to strain much to communicate. In coffee shops and pubs alike music is too loud, the why is something I have been trying to understand. What could the logical reason behind the loud music culture in pubs and coffee shops be?!
Anyway, I rest my case.