Sometimes I figure I’ve seen a lot during my travels, and the one thing I haven’t seen at all is the tenacity of people. A few years ago, a band started to perform in terminal premises, as if it was a stadium and they had all the permissions to perform in a public place. They were kids. I would give it to them.
However, today, a reader shared with me a video, which has me going berzerk. This video was shot at the Pune airport, on the terminal premises. A few Airport Authority of India staff has been recorded dancing to Satsang tunes (a spiritual gathering) inside the terminal, in full view of the travelling public and airline staff.
This has me livid. On the one hand, we have safety incidents in the sky where the whole airline gets roasted for one person’s mistake, and the brand gets sullied. On the other hand, things like these go unchecked, and as a taxpayer, I am made to pay for this without wanting to pay for stuff like this. Like really, at the workplace? Which also happens to be a public facility paid for by the public.
What do you make of this incident and would you let it happen on your watch? Do let firstname.lastname@example.org have your views.