There are some covers that stay. Many others are coming off. And yet others are coming on.
The rains usually bring in fantastic innovations from Mumbaikars. As we rankle the informativeness quotient ( if one such exists ) of our brains and cover up our bikes. Our cars and such else. Of course, there are many types of covers.
Thick leather ones. Thin transparent plastic ones. Run down ones etc. The idea is to keep the rain from doing damage to the bike.
And in summer time, there are other less common covers. Like this one. Seemed to be made of a fur like material. But one cant care about the fur.
Its about the looks that this fur will furnish. From ‘gaaawd’ to ‘yeaaaah’ ! And there are those that take care special care of these covers. Designing them meticulously and wearing them neatly.
For instance, this taxi.
And of course, this goes beyond pure functionality of protection. That would lead us to people and their dispositions. But we will not go there today.
But of course, people are wearing this funny green masks these days.
Swine Flu cover. Scenes of passengers in a air-conditioned car wearing such masks with their drivers not wearing any, shows more than what the mask can cover.
Messages and jokes on swine flu hit your phone with an alarming regularity, that beats the virus itself.
One such states, ‘ You wish some people kept their masks on even after the virus is gone’.And almost as a rejoinder came a comment from a colleague. In jest, i presume.
Speaking to another who was talking about a mask, ‘ You don’t need a mask. You already have one on’ !
This swine flu business is beyond me. I’d much rather admire the cover on the taxi meter. Whatsay ?