This is a photograph of a real driving school located just opposite to my residence and I see the owner/instructor every day as also some of his students on and off.
A regular feature of this driving school is the very obvious discomfort shown by some actors that I can observe from my veranda but cannot hear.
When the instructor is punctual, the student is sometimes delayed and the former frets and fumes. There are other occasions however when the student lands up only to find that the instructor is either away instructing another student or has not yet turned up. The student in turn frets and fumes and very visibly gets agitated. Waiting for a few minutes the student inevitably leaves the vicinity and the frustration can be very visible. The dance takes place when the instructor almost always lands up no sooner than the student leaves, only to be told by the watchmen located just a few feet away from the board that the student had come and had just left, leaving the instructor much annoyed and frustrated.
Apart from this particular drama another kind also unfolds in the mornings on some days. Three of my neighbours have school going children. Each goes to a different school but the pick up point for all for their respective school buses is just near this sign board.
The drama is when the bus comes and the child has not yet come. The driver, honks his horn looks up and down to see if any signal comes from some balcony and after a few moments, moves away. Within seconds of the bus leaving, the child will appear at the spot and frantically ask the watchman if the bus has come and gone!
In the alternative, the child will wait and the bus will not come for some time after its due time. The child will go home and get one parent to take it to the school. No sooner that departure takes place, the bus will arrive!
Real life entertainment for me for which I don’t have to pay for the pleasure of viewing.
This week’s Friday LBC post topic was suggested by me. I had something else in mind when I suggested that topic but I thought that my readers will find this post more amusing. Please visit Shackman and Pravin to get their points of view on the same topic.