In 2005, I was on the rear seat of the scooter when my senior was driving. The person driving ahead of us on the road was driving like he had no driving sense. My senior shouted at him, “gadi theek se chalani nahin aati hai kya” (don’t you know how to drive properly). The person got angry and the first thing he said was, “Main press reporter hoon (I am a press reporter), don't you dare touch me".
During my schooldays it was in fashion to criticize the teachers. Almost the same trend I could observe in college too. Later, when I joined the corporate world, I noticed that the one who received the most criticism was the “Boss” (also known as manager). I could hear several people saying, “People don’t change jobs, they change managers” or the same thing in different words, “People leave managers, not companies”. Surprisingly, (many times) the boss actually does not deserve much criticism.
After shopping in the mall with his girlfriend Roma, Leo returned to the parking and found that his helmet was missing. They could not go out without helmet as there was a risk of fine by traffic police.
While Leo was still thinking, Roma picked up another helmet from a nearby bike and gave it to Leo. Leo hesitated but accepted when she said, "is there anything else you can do to avoid fine. Would the traffic police believe that your helmet was stolen." They both drove away with that helmet.
Somewhat similar happens with office chairs. If someone took your chair or if your chair has a problem, you take some other chair. When that person returns (whose chair you took) he looks for some other chair and this continues forever but the problem remains. Such short term solutions seldom help.
लाभस्तेषां जयस्तेषां कुतस्तेषां पराजयः I येषामिन्दीवरश्यामो हृदयस्थो जनार्दनः II