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Pushers

Pushers

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We were in Vienna on a holiday, visiting the Royal Palace. It was a hot day and the place was crowded with tourists from all over the world. Some tour groups were breaking the queues to purchase the entrance tickets. And they were not Indians. I just couldn't resist raising my voice objecting to their breaking the rules. No one paid heed or perhaps chose to ignore me. Not going to be beaten by the system, I walked up to the counter, pushing my way through to the lady manning it and complained about the irregularities observed.  


She asked to identify the persons who had overtaken us standing in the queue. I was surprised by her response. She not only gave them a mouthful but sent them back at the end of the line that had already built up. That day made me feel proud to be an Indian, to set an example to others about following rules. I saw a lot of smiles on the faces of tourists who appreciated that I had the courage to speak up and stop.


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