We Indians are a funny breed. Give us any task and be assured that we will find the cheapest and the most no-nonsense way of completing it and more often than not, we rely on this one term which is our favourite, jugaad. And while this way of doing things makes us feel like class-topping engineers, this ‘almost okay’ way of doing things, will sooner or later come back and hit us right in the gut.
So, here are 7 typically Indian things we do that come back to bite us in the ass!
1. We buy everything from the grocery store coz we need everything and nothing expires. Right? /
2. ‘Coz we know that constantly hitting an electronic appliance will make it work. We are all engineers after all.
3. The beautiful and much-needed dresses that we buy during the sale, finally become of use to us. They become poochas.
4. The not-so-durable screen guard you bought for your bezel-less phone. We know what happened the first time it fell.
5. Leaky plastic glasses meant that much-awaited family picnic was a total disaster.
6. That watch that you got for really cheap? Guess what? It was not expensive, to begin with.
7. ‘Coz we are best at tapping things up whenever something breaks. Chargers, anyone?
Well, what can we say? It really does show that although we are pretty freakin’ good at doing things, our way of cutting corners often leads us to the exact same spot where we started. And the thing is, when we end up taking shortcuts, things often come back to bite us in the rear. Take, for instance, the case of buying ply for furniture. We all just love resorting to cheap ones now, don’t we? But have you ever thought what happens when you buy a sasta ply just to save a few bucks? Well, Greenply has the answer: