26 Oct 2007

Raddhiwalla with a business card!

A funny thing happened to me this morning. Well, not funny in the ha ha sense, just something which made me see how technology has reached everyone in India. I opened the door to accept a letter from the courier boy, when I noticed a raddhi walla taking the month's recycling from the opposite house.

I wanted to get rid of the growing pile of old newspapers from my house, but had to step out to do some errands, so asked him when he would be coming next. Immediately he whipped out his business card with the address and four different mobile numbers neatly printed on it. He told me all I had to do was to give him a call and he would come with a scale to weigh the junk and clear it all away. Now that's something I don't see everyday - a radhiwalla with a business card!


Shalini said...

Lol, yes, the raddiwala's in Bombay had business cards and cell phones too!

Enjoying your blog....a well-kept secret :-)

shilpa said...

Oh shalini, no secret. It was called an eye on nature, then I started writing about all the treks we went on and so changed the name.
Now it's like an everything blog.