New Delhi Station & E-ticket scam!

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#136 Sep 21st, 2017, 05:36
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I think it depends on the place and the environment. If I see anyone struggling in most places, I would actively try to support. But if I tried to do that in a similar situation in New York City, it would get a very different reaction and I have conditioned myself to act differently there. I wonder about the thoughts involved. One is perhaps more likely to offer to help if there are fewer people around, making one more aware of their role. Also, if the person in need of help were to signal that help would be appreciated, it would increase the offers.
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Let's go offtopic. A bit.

There was this young woman who got on the bus at Brixton Station, with two large cases. She got off the bus at the same stop as me, and I offered help. She gladly gave me one case to carry. It well beyond my strength! Now, I'm a bit of wimp and not exactly bursting with macho masculine pride, but felt quite unable to admit that I had bitten off more than I could chew and struggled on.

We arrived at the house she was going to stay in. I carried her case inside and she vanished somewhere. Her friend there was sweeter, prettier, more besotting (if there isn't such a word there should be) and we drank tea and chatted for an hour or so. Sadly, she, having spent a year in England, was returning to America two days later. She thought dolphins would take over the world. That's all I can remember of the conversation.

Picking up a woman's case can lead to sore arms and several days of wistful sighing. It is not something to be done, ahem, lightly.
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#138 Sep 21st, 2017, 13:19
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Originally Posted by RPG View Post Gee, I don't know. I have been to Oz and it didn't seem unusual, people are polite enough but not overly friendly (which I am grateful for). I have also heard that Indian students get murdered there, so if no one helped you with your luggage, maybe we're still not even.

Anyway, you should not decide to travel on the assumption that you can always depend on the kindness of strangers. If you cannot carry your own luggage up the stairs or lift it into the luggage rack, make other arrangements.
Oh dear. Missed the point completely. I don't 'travel on the assumption' others will carry my luggage. And hey Australians get murdered in India as well. Again, missing the point. But once again displaying the attitudes that I refer to. So thank you for contribution.
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If I am employing drivers and staying in hotels and willing to be fleeced by station porters, then I do travel on the assumption that others will carry my luggage for me... And happily enjoy it .

PS... I just heard from Mrs N, who has completed the train journey she began this morning. Neither of us know anything about chair classes (well, 1999, I think I had such a booking) and she took one heavy case, not knowing that it had to be put up on a luggage rack. I don't think I could have lifted it up, she couldn't.

One guy did help her. There... India vindicated!


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