After suffering 4 back to back tyre punctures this month with my TVS Wego, I’m desperate to find a solution.
Last week I called the showroom guy from whom I purchased the scooter.
I: “See, my bike’s getting tyre puncture every week. I’m spending 2000Rs for repairing punctures every month”
He: “What is causing punctures?”
I: “Nails – all the time”
He: “Saar, what can we do about the nails, we cannot remove nails from the road”
I: “I’m not asking you to go and sweep the road every morning. I know you cannot do anything about nails, but,see, all other bikes are cooly running over the nails but nothing happens to their tyre”
He: “But Saar, we cannot do anything about it. You have to drive carefully”
I: “I’m driving carefully only, but at night it’s difficult to see nails. I cannot ask my wife to run in front of the bike with a torch”
He:”May be tyre problem, saar. Why don’t you change your tyre?”
I: “Boss, I changed tyre just last week and after that I have got 3 punctures”
He: “oh… it happens in your Back tyre or front tyre?”
I: “Back tyre”
He: “Saar, are you an overweight person?”
I: “According to BMW or BBMP – whatever, oh yeah…BMI…I was a bit overweight, but not any more overweight”
He: “How much are you now?”
He: “How much were you before?”
I: “74 kgs”
He: “Saar, 74 and all are nothing saar”
I: “I know it’s nothing but your question was stupid. Forget it, what’s the solution to this?”
He: “Don’t ride through bad roads, saar – which route you travel daily?”
I: “Why, you want to meet me?”
He: “No, saar, I was trying to understand the kind of roads you travel”
I: “Outer ring road”
He: “We have many customers from outer ring road but we don’t hear any puncture complaints from them”
I: “How will you hear man? 4 punctures every month, I have already removed all the nails from the road. Outer ring road is now a puncture free zone, and you know what, most of those puncture shop guys are now my Facebook friends”
He: “Bring your bike to showroom saar, we will check your tyre”
I hang up the phone. I know the showroom guy cannot do anything about it. I don’t know what to be blamed – the roads, my tyre or my bad luck.
Should I do a special pooja to the tyre goddess, Vidya Balan? – she has got three tyres!!