Stares on Stairs…
I have an issue to discuss, a simple one. I’m certain all of us here have been to Spencer plaza at least once. You know how to get into the place through the main entrance. Have you seen people sit in those steps and while away their time? Yes, a common sight. No biggie from a normal perspective but….
Imagine this. A person like me, walks into spencers with a crutch and tries to do the steps. Its literally impossible even for a normal person trying to use a elbow crutch to do a few steps up the stairs without support. I have been in this situation and i have seen people like me, old people and injured/challenged people who are in need of support to do stairs. People don’t really think before they act, i assume because if they did there wont be so many sitting there in the steps. I visit isphani center often and i don’t see the same chennai folks doing it there.
Sometimes when you ask someone to move they simply move to the corner which has the hand railing/grip which is even worse! The hand railing/support is meant to be for balance and support for people who cannot do steps in a normal fashion. I often get amused how someone cannot even understand this simple concept. I’m sure this does not require post graduate education but a little bit of common sense and empathy for another person.
Some people are quite rude enough to point at people like me to walk away and i sometimes get irate and say “okkararadhukki illa padi, eraradhukku. nagurareengala konjam!” and they move and pass a sidy comment after i move on. Astonishingly the security who is supposed to ensure order in the place is comfortably lodged in the inside of the glass doors of the first phase and second phase entrances so that he gets the A/C so there are hardly folks to question this madness.
With that, i would like to open this post again for the commenter’s section. Old people, injured and physically challenged. There are many of them who use the Spencers and it so happens to be my fav spot for shopping because there is less crowd at shops here compared to the better and cheaper places like Krishna or RMKV in T Nagar or else where for anything else.
Chennai vasi’s, what dya think? Pour in, id like to hear what would be a neat way of educating people on such ettiquitte without offending them and enforcing them?