Twitter is a strange place. In equal parts hilarious and terrifying, the 147-character world is the only place on the planet where everyone is a wit. Or so they would like to believe.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's government rolls out the second phase of the Odd-Even rule from April 15, but this time round the people seem to be a lot less enthusiastic about the scheme. Why? When for one, it's Delhi and hot as hell. The second reason is that the first phase of Odd Even in January 2016, was during the school break. April however presents a different story because summer's peaked already and with it, the commuters anger.
You see you can drive in your odd-numbered car on and even day, as long as there is a child in school uniform with you. On April 7, journalist Hartosh Bal Singh wrote this on Twitter.
brilliant aap odd even move. cars carrying school kids exempt, & how do parents get back, or then return to pick up kids?— Hartosh Singh Bal (@HartoshSinghBal) April 7, 2016
The tweet received a lot of attention, eventually catching Arvind Kejriwal's eye. True to his nature, he RTed the tweet, acknowledging that dropping kids to school but not being able to pick them up could become an issue.
Kejriwal asked Twitterati for help and Twitter being what it is - was helpful AND nasty. Sigh. So much for asking for help online.
The ones who helped
@ArvindKejriwal It's hard and can be misused, but you should try to provide 1 guardian pass per child or so. Issued via school.— Nikhil Jois (@nikhiljoisr) April 7, 2016
@ArvindKejriwal Why don't you arrange free transportation for all school children instead of spending 100s of crores on publicity?— MyVoteToday (@myvotetoday) April 8, 2016
AAP (@SanjayForAAP) April 7, 2016
The ones who just want to watch the world burn
श्रीमान @arvindkejriwal सरकार आप चला रहे हो, दिमाग हमलोग चलायें ?? तुम खाली मूवी देखो और ट्वीट करोगे। वाह!!— saurabh srivastava (@saurabhsri2000) April 7, 2016
Sir @ArvindKejriwal, there must be mohalla schools. Pvt schools should be closed down. Every student must walk to school.— Thought Gun (@ShootinThoughts) April 7, 2016
Edited by Blassy Boben