I have become an expert now. In what?
I came to Chennai 3 months ago. I was terrified of crossing the streets. So much oncoming traffic. Trucks, cars, buses, autos, two wheelers, regular bicycles, dogs, cattle, and what else. They never stop or even slow down for people crossing the street – even at the designated crossing spots.
I come from a place where the (
) law says the
roads belong to pedestrians. Motor
vehicles MUST stop at all times when they see a pedestrian crossing the street
– even if it is not the designated
crossing spot. California
In Chennai, while crossing the streets, I used to hide behind little old 90 year old ladies. I used to keep them as human shields and cross the street. Now, after 3 months of practice/experience, I have become an expert. I no longer hide behind 90 year ladies. Nowadays, I am leading even college boys while crossing the streets. What is the trick I learnt?
Be patient at all times and wait for the right time to cross.
When your brain says cross the street, then do not hesitate. Cross the street immediately.