Punekars don’t stop telling me that I’ve chosen to live in a ‘backward’, ‘Hot’ city. ‘So….how do you feel after leaving Pune?”, a new Punekar asked me yesterday. My answer, “Awesome”, was enough to put him in silence mode for few seconds.
I’ve often wondered why Punekars think that World = Pune and the rest of the world is nothing but junkyard. Not one – but almost every Punekar seems to have that opinion. Well, I’d have been happier if they kept their emotions about Pune to themselves. But they seem to have this nasty habit of bragging about everything ‘Pune’. I was totally floored when someone called the big gutter in the Pune city as ‘River’. 😐
Why I didn’t keep my word of not touching the topic again? Because Punekar’s don’t want me to. I’ve made my mind that in future when my company will be very big – I’ll reject job applicants from Pune with a clear message, “Punekar, huh?”.
PS: Note to Punekars: Don’t brag about your malls, for Heaven’s sake. We’ve a mall 3 times as big as your central & SGS combined. It’s just that we don’t go on boasting about it everywhere.