Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dabbawalas

I was waiting at the reception of an office waiting for my interview when i read something interesting about Dabbawalas. Dabbawalas means Tiffin-Man. You can find this in Mumbai. What they do is that they deliver lunches made by the wives of working men to the offices. About 4000 to 5000 Dabbawalas gather at a meeting point, where the tiffins are sorted accordingly to the destinations and the dabbawalas will then set on to deliver. Amazing. And they hardly made a mistake! ANd it got me thinking that sometimes we Malaysians can't even get the spelling on billboards correct sometimes. I guess the difference is that the tiffin-man takes pride in his work. Do you know how hard it is to find people who are passionate about their work? I guess some of us M'sians are just too tihtahpah at work. If we were like the Dabbawalas, maybe Proton won't have come to such end.

2 comments:

kyels said...

With great power comes great responsibility.

It all depends on the people over here in Malaysia. They are too well fed and spoon fed hence they don't appreciate their work and decide to have the "tidak apa" attitude. If they do take pride in their work, things would have been different by now. Somehow, this will not change, not even when 2020 is here. I'm that skeptical because I don't see any changes at all --- at the moment.

Pixelated Mo said...

here here!

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