There does seem to be something about desi genes.
Daughter’s current school does not have many desi children. Her old school had much more. Here we only see a sprinkling of desis. But what has always struck me is that I always seem to spot them coming to school when I am on my way back after dropping daughter off .
Every single day, some people would be coming in last, and invariably they would be desis. I had been wondering if I was imagining it. Today, we got late. We missed the bus, called a taxi, which took the wrong road, the one that has loads of schools, so we crawled to school and reached 3 mins late. Now, I hate, hate being late. I have no problems being 15 mins early, but hate being late to school. As the taxi was nearing the lane on which the school is, I saw several folks, on their way to school, happily walking, no sense of urgency, given that they were still a few minutes away. I mean I would walk at that pace if I were well early. We got off the taxi, ran in, apologized to the teacher for being late, and I rushed out. As I walked back to the bus stand, I saw some more desis, pulling up in their cars. It would have easily been around 10 mins after the school start time.
I can’t really remember how it was at her old school. I know that we’ve been late a few times, but you would never see us be casual about it. But these people seem habitual offenders. And funnily, these habitual offenders do seem to be desis.
Makes me wonder why. Do we have a late gene in our desi genes? Come to think of it, even my driving instructor, who is desi, comes a few mins late. And my previous instructor, who was English, was always perfectly on time.
So what do you think? Have you guys come across this as well or is it just me?