Sunday, June 29, 2008

A tale to tell

A S***-ty tale which leads to improvisation!!!

Letter to Indian Railways.

This is a true story from Indian Railways.

Okhil Babu's letter to the Railway Department:

'I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is too
much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy.
Just I doing the nuisance that guard making whistle blow for train to
go off and I am running with 'lotah' in one hand and 'dhoti' in the
next when I am fall over and expose all my shocking to man and female
women on plateform.

I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station.

This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam guard not
wait train five minutes for him.

I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for
public sake. Otherwise I am making big report! to papers.'

Okhil Chandra Sen wrote this letter to the Sahibganj divisional
railway office in 1909.

It is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi.

It was also reproduced under the caption 'Travelers' Tales' in the
Far Eastern Economic Review.

Any guesses why this letter was of historic value?


It apparently led to the introduction of TOILETS on trains.

*received via e-mail

Haha! How funny is that??? Bear in mind, if u ever feel dissatisfied or "dishonored" by a service or etc, do log a complain(with self confidence, self confidence and self confidence i must stress!!!) because you might lead to an important improvisation too ! *chuckles*