Thursday, April 9, 2009

Measure for measure

On Erabalu Chetty Street, life is all about trading. If it means taking up a part of the road to transact the business of life, so be it.

It doesn't look like much, but those steel strips being weighed are really heavy - you could sense it when they were being lifted on to the scale and later, when they were taken off. I did not get to see the reading, but I'm sure they represented a significant number for the traders taking the weight in the picture.

Significant enough for them to not bother about the lady trying to walk past or the school kid who is hurrying back home. And if I had to hop over the strips to go my way, it is no skin off their back!


3 comments:

Jacob said...

Hey, it's business, right? Nothing personal...just walk in the street!

Very interesting...

Steffe said...

Just another day on the street. A bit different from I might see on a walk.

Shantaram said...

@ Jacob: Hunh? Oh, okay, right boss!

@ Steffe: You bet! Haven't been to Sweden, but I'm sure you won't have steel strips spilling on the street!