Caring and sharing, Railway employees' style!!It is always interesting to observe how people behave. Their socialization patterns. Their jokes, their concerns, and their thought patterns. Thanks to the very extensive EMU train network in Chennai, it is interesting to note that a massive number of Railway employees happily live at Arakkonam, a small town, a neat 69 kilometers from the prestigious DR. MGR Chennai Central Station.
What is so special among them? This author was aghast to find, at least on six recent occasions, so much of caring and sharing among themselves. They way they share their breakfast and eat in the EMU trains is a big lesson by itself. As a rule, all of them are headed to a place called Perambur, that houses the Integral Coach Factory. Or sometimes they are employed in the lower administrative positions in the Southern Railway office at Chennai. Each guy gets food that can suffice for at least one more. The dishes are mostly the typical South Indian items. The jokes that get shared are so lively. The sharing of experiences of those who cook their own food is so interesting. They just chat aloud and are often seen occupying at least fifteen seats at a stretch. When their "comrades" join in the other stations, the fat fellows are allowed to sit down.
Their life is a real lesson in caring and sharing. No difference based on caste or religion. Have members seen something similar in your places?