My husband’s parents are in town and yesterday while driving them around, a fire truck rushed past us with sirens wailing and as always all vehicles pulled up on both sides of the road to leave room for the fire vehicle.
Father-in-law commented as a matter-of-factedly about how the corrupt and self-important firemen and cops in India misuse their emergency sirens to make way for them in the packed traffic for their personal errands or for going for lunch and also,just to just zip past the traffic, people were getting such sirens in their personal vehicles.
My son did not comment that time and asked no questions(which was strange!!), but he had absorbed and processed the information overnight and this morning, he presented his hence-concluded hypothesis-
“Mummy, you know in India when the firemen sound the siren, means they are going to eat and when they don’t means there is a fire”.
I wonder next time when they talk about fire safety at school,he will pour out his new knowledge about fire rules in India and put my country to disgrace.
“Really?That’s weird!!” , that’s what I imagine, his teacher and classmates would say.