In India, government offices are equal to hell. Rude officers, impolite peons, walls that stink of corruption and constant harassment of the public – these are some of the things that define those offices where no one wants to go to.
You might find the person taking an extra hour for lunch or simply attending to a celebrity while you wait in line, with your plain request which is actually your right going down the drain. You get angry but then you know your anger is futile because those people are going to treat you worse than they treat their servants. They seem to forget that their salaries, indirectly, come from our money!
Coming back to the beautiful ad that stars Amitabh Bachchan and daughter Shweta Bachchan, we understand one simple thing – that we are no different than those greedy, rude officers sitting in power and abusing it. Do you stop something wrong from happening? Do you go back to pay extra money that was accidentally given to you? Do you care about anything other than yourself? We only complain and when it comes to doing the right thing ourselves, we don’t.
This Kalyan Jewellers advertisement is inspiring. It might also make you cry.
What if we had a strict law in place that prevented government officers to treat the public with disrespect and inefficiency? Think about it as you watch this video. Don’t miss Big B’s last dialogue:
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