In a time when the utilization of face masks is more important than ever, people come up with the most shocking excuses when they are caught not wearing one.
One of the reasons that individuals give when they are caught flouting norms and to dodge the Rs 2,000 fine: “Sir, I have removed the mask for just one minute, was wearing it for the entire day.”
The government of Delhi has increased the fine for not wearing face masks in the public spots to Rs 2,000 from Rs 500 prior.
In this circumstance when individuals caught by the Civil Defence guards for not wearing face masks, they come up with some of the most shocking excuses. One of the most used and the most given excuse is: “Ohh… I had forgotten to wear it as I was in a hurry.” “I had the mask on since morning.
The second most given excuse is: “I have just removed as it was causing irritation.”
Alongside Delhi Police, Delhi Civil Defence Volunteers have additionally been dispatched at different spots in Delhi to make individuals aware in crowded areas as well as imposing fineson the individuals who violate the guidelines.
Sanjiv Kumar Yadav, an inspector posted at Sarojini Nagar Market, stated: “Whenever people violate the rules, we also explain them. Some individuals do the same thing again after some time. When we issue challans, people start making excuses. Some infringers say, Challans are too expensive, please don’t, I don’t have money… forgive me.”
Yadav stated: “A few people accuse us that they keep all the money on their own. Some people say – we do not make as much as you are cutting the challan.”
He stated that relatively few challans have been cut up until this point, on because since the challan has become expensive, the vast majority have begun following the rules.
A civil defence volunteer stated: “A few people purposely eat on the streets so that they do not have to put a mask on the mouth. But when we explain them they say ‘I am eating’.”
He stated: “A few people even carry empty bottles of cold drinks in their hands, and when we ask them to follow the rules they say ‘I am having a cold drink’.”
The volunteer stated: “A few parents additionally bring their children to the market, who remove the masks from the mouth. We also tell them quite often, but then cut the challan for the same carelessness. So parents say – ‘Excuse the little child, he has mistakenly put down the mask’.”
It is surprising to realize that a few people even show themselves as sick to dodge fines. Even they give excuses that “I am an asthma patient, please forgive me.” Some others say I am sick, I was feeling lightheaded, so I have taken the mask down.
Most infringers claim not to have cash or to forget it. A few people even pretend their position. Somebody either claims to be a lawyer or is a government officer and every attempt is carried out for not getting fined.
Common Defence Volunteers revealed that women come up with a larger number of excuses than men. They now and again make our complaint to the police that “how did he take my photo”