We all have watched 3 Idiots and absolutely loved it, however, from past few days there’s one particular dialogue from the movie that seems to be perfect for the life we’re currently living, “paneer toh thode dino mai sunaar ki dukaan pe bikega”. A slight change in the dialogue and you’ll have what everyone’s thinking about their lives these days. And, that is petrol.
The fate of petrol in the country is living a life of its own. While at first, the prices were stagnant for a long period of days, then it finally changed and absolutely refused to anything but comfortable for the public. Petrol prices reached a new high and one couldn’t sleep on them. However, after 16 long days of petrol hike, the prices finally dropped and no one expected the drop to be so massive as it was. One whole paise dropped from the petrol prices and we can just not believe our luck, bad or good, won’t comment on that.
While the ‘one paisa cut’ was enough to enrage everyone, IOC rubbed salt into their wounds with a small blunder. When they first announced the cut, they said that petrol and diesel will be reduced by 60 paise and 59 paise respectively. Following the announcement, they backtracked their decision and brought the drop back to one paise.
But rather than crying out loud about the misery, netizens are dealing with it in a different manner. The took help of their trusted friend, sarcasm and brought out the best they can do to cope up with this in-your-face loot. Here are some of the reactions to the entire thing.
Before petrol prices drop: The Walking Dead.
After petrol prices drop by 1 paisa: Still Walking Dead.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 30, 2018
As a gesture of goodwill & as proof that the Modi govt is not oblivious to the hardships of the common man due to high fuel prices, prices for both, Petrol & Diesel, have been reduced by ONE WHOLE PAISA each.
Prices for 30/05/18
Petrol ₹84.06 | Diesel ₹72.98#DayaluSarkaar
— Sanjay Gupta (@sanjay0864) May 29, 2018
Under pressure govt cut Petrol & Diesel price One paisa per litre . Wow !!! big achievement to Govt. pic.twitter.com/wM8cHnxivy
— G Patankar (@PatankarG) May 30, 2018
Arre! We must fill up petrol today – price reduced by a WHOPPING ONE PAISA per LITRE in Delhi ! Hurry ! https://t.co/s4UKP2y5oS via @ndtv
— Manmohan Bahadur (@BahadurManmohan) May 30, 2018
Petrol price cut by 1(one) paisa! What a relief!
— G K Pillai (@GKPillai10) May 30, 2018
Brace yourself. Oil makers like @IndianOilcl MADE A MISTAKE revision in petrol/diesel prices is NOT 60/56 paisa. ItS ONE PAISA. Damn. Thats salt on wounds not relief. New and old prices in one day. @dpradhanbjp watching ??? pic.twitter.com/SxVbs1W7va
— rahul shrivastava (@Rahulshrivstv) May 30, 2018
1. When you realise petrol prices have dropped
2. By 1 PAISA pic.twitter.com/iIs6KORRcO
— APPURV GUPTA (@appurv_gupta) May 30, 2018
Yaar please don't spoil us na with your largesse. https://t.co/cX2YUvquAm
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) May 30, 2018
When @IndianOilcl , slashes prices of petrol and diesel by 1 paisa.
Petrol now at Rs 86.23/litre & diesel selling for Rs 73.78/litre in Mumbai #PetrolPrice #Petrolled pic.twitter.com/wgw13iZybe
— Ruchita Maheshwari (@Ruchi_Mahi) May 30, 2018
SALE !! SALE !! SALE !!
Discount on Petrol of 1 Paisa https://t.co/sRM82diemQ
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) May 30, 2018
Isn't it a joke on common people? https://t.co/KPJbyIQhOh
— Prabodh Kant (@prabodh_kant) May 30, 2018
I am going to invest this in mutual funds now https://t.co/SkYnFgL5Xb
— Saurabh Sharma (@100rabhsaccount) May 30, 2018
yaaay – i saved 29 paise on a full tank. What all do i do with that savings … any suggestions https://t.co/27jp335ATA
— Harini Calamur (#StayHome) (@calamur) May 30, 2018
While these jokes and memes are not enough to keep you sane through these times, one thing is for sure, no one gives a shit about people and their problems. But then, weren’t we aware of it before?