Keeping the house in orderAt the end of his quiz report, Harish writes, a touch angrily, about how a hall of people can leave so much litter around without bothering to pick it up. I end up have the same apoplexies seeing some of the behaviour in common washing facilities here at my hostel in IIT. People breeze in and out, and by means of some predictable poltergeist effect, all the lights come on and the taps are leaking and the place is as fragrant as an abattoir.
I am no cleanliness-conservation-maniac who can boast of ISO-9000 standards, but it was drilled into myself from fairly ancient times (relatively speaking) that it was stupid to waste. So when one sees people leaving all lights on when only one would suffice, an irresistible urge to clean up behind them takes over.
I also find it hard to believe that these people could have lived so long without someone close to them not telling them to show better civic sense. It also doesn't forebode so well for their offspring.