Today I grabbed a bicycle from a friend and went on a jolly ride around our building. I love the bicycle. It is sad that Sharjah roads are not friendly towards cyclists.
When I returned the cycle, I remembered an incident.
I was covering a news report long ago for our paper about a new, long bridge connecting Mumbai with Navi Mumbai over the sea. I requested GD, a famous photographer of The Times of India, to click a snap. He told me to meet him at the site and asked, “Do you have your own vehicle?”
“Yes,” I replied.
When I reached the spot, he had already finished taking the photos and told me, “Let’s go. Where’s your vehicle?”
I pointed at my bicycle carrier and told him, “Sit.”
I still remember his furious face and the way he screamed, “Whattt? This is a vehicle for you?”
Obviously, he had thought I would be reaching in a car or motorbike.
Have you heard this joke?
A cyclist dashed against a pedestrian and instantly said: “You are lucky.”
“Nonsense, why am I lucky?” asked the injured guy.
“Yesterday I was riding a truck.”