Posted by: cochinblogger | September 9, 2010

Bar Pickup Service to the Rescue!

We’ve all been to parties where someone or the other is forced to deny himself the pleasure of drinking alcohol because he has to drive back home. The police in Cochin have become aggressive about drunk driving, and rightly so; they probably have monthly targets to fulfill. Now, if only the powers that be were equally strong-willed about tackling corruption, or the state of our roads, or …

Necessity is the mother of invention, and invention is the motor of enterprise. This is clearly brought out in the photo below, where a budding entrepreneur offers a necessary service. I was toying with the idea of using this service when a friend from the U.S. and I were to meet for dinner in a local bar, but it turned out he had already engaged a taxi for the occasion.

I’m not deleting the telephone numbers (contrary to my usual privacy protection policy) in the public interest, not only to help combat drunk driving but also as a hat tip to my fellow tipplers. 🙂

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