Nepal Telecom distributes Prepaid SimcardFor couple of days, i've been quite busy with my own works. Today,i had to go to Tripureshowr for conducting some of my own personal thing. From Boudha to Tripureshowr, it's around 15 minutes bike-ride early in the morning since there would not be enough Traffic at that time else it's like 1 hour bike-ride as always.
I was astonished to see huge crowds around the Chabahil's Nepal Telecom premises. The crowd was so huge that i couldn't use that path to reach Tripureshowr. But, before that, i made sure, it's the crowd lined up for getting NT's Prepaid SIM card. ha h ah ah aha.. i was quite amused to see them standing and dying for NT's SIM card for hours. I don't know what the heck were they thinking. Even if some foreiners would see scenes like that, they'd definitely make gossips in their town for later. That's for sure. After all, it's Nepal. People are just like sheeps, if one see another stands or queueing up , he/she also gets in the line, and so the line goes on and on. I see no reason for them to stand that way who is talking on cell phone, satirically, i've felt much guilt on them for creating scene like that. Why would he/she need another SIM card if he/she has already one? But these days, there is very strange trend going on, some would even keep two or three cell phones with them. May be this is the reason for this overwhelming queue to get prepaid simcards.
Another reason stroke my head, may be it's because, Nepal Telecom is government-based and people have much faith on it than any other foreign investment. People don't readily trust foreign companies operating local business. I think that's the case else, SIMCARDS from other companies are still readily and easily available.
While returning back to home, i saw even more arrays of people lining up. May be it's their destiny to get their Cell Sim cards that way. Mine was easy. I sold NT's postpaid SIM and got it's competitor's simcard. Pretty feasible for me. I still suggest people,to think themselve, use their own judgement and choose the better. It's better to do use sense rather than standing like a heap of fools in road sideways.