I: See, naan comfortabla ponum…go in a proper road…80 rs is final.
Autokaran: Onga souriyathukkulam auto varaadhu saar. Enga souriyathukudhan ottuvom (Their philosophy at its peak, third round he won)
I: Indhanga 100 rs..balance??
Autokaran: Chillra illaya saar?? (setting another trap)
I: No. andha kadayila poi maathitu kudunga.
Autokaran: anga illa saar, indha sandhulalam chillra kedaikadhu, main road dhan ponum. (I still cant understand)
I: Ok, ponga. Naan autokulladhane irukken??
Autokaran: Main road piotu thirumbeelam vara maaten saar, neenga nadandhu dhan varanum..else extra 10 rupees aagum.
I: aha, wait..(I went to that maligai kadai and bought one krackjack buiscuit packet for change)
Autokaran won the final round as well. I spent 90 rupees which was exactly the same amount he asked for.
To counter these autokarans, there is a technique. I will quote another tiny incident that happened in OMR. I took an auto to go to Madhya Kailash. He charged me 100 rupees. Another IT guy got a lift from CTS. I didnt accept but the autokaran let him in. After the IT guy got down at Tidel Park (after seeing his girlfriend in CTS), he gave that beautiful 5 rupee coin to our Autokaran (thniking it’s a Share Auto). Autokaran signaled 50 rupees. That guy started shouting in urdu or something like Bahamese – “oklahama siniko pathe chaliro omaga seeya tho paanch rupya hena??”
Autokaran showed him a big salute!!! Aana namma kitta —-“Noooorrruva aagum saar!!!”
In chennai, there are always two problems
Which takes the first place — you can always decide!!!