Human beings are suckers for convenience and anything which reduces effort and time can become a massive business. Imagine delivery services. There was a time when going to the market to buy monthly groceries was the equivalent to today’s ‘outing’. And today, you sit on your sofa like a ruler, waiting for your facewash to be delivered to you (No, I’m definitely not talking about myself).
Speaking of businesses, a police official from Bhubaneshwar took to Twitter to narrate an incident where a young boy charged Rs. 500 from an old man for posting his complaint on Twitter so that the police may quickly take note of it.
“Received a complaint on Twitter. Invited the complainant to office. An old man came. Issue resolved. While leaving he told that a young boy in his area tweets for others. Charged Rs. 500 for every resolved issue.”
Read the tweet here:
Received a complaint on #Twitter. Invited the complainant to office. An old man came. Issue resolved.
While leaving he told that a young boy in his area tweets for others. Charges Rs. 500/- for every resolved issue.
We are a country of Middlemen 😣
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) November 20, 2019
People on the internet were mind-blown! The fact that the young boy uses the power of the internet to reach out to the police on behalf of the less tech-savvy people and make a business out of it was really something! It is also admirable how the boy charges money only for resolved complaints.
If for every resolved then this guy has all my blessings that his business prospers.
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) November 20, 2019
He saw a business opportunity ! Fifty years ago, letter writers sitting outside GPOs did a similar job……………..only difference is that paper sheet has become smartphone and pen the finger.
— C J Karira (@cjkarira) November 21, 2019
Keep that brilliant boy with you ..
For some work such talent must be recognized ..he can be good aggregator.
— Oshorajesh101 (@oshorajesh101) November 20, 2019
On a positive side, we can appreciate the boy for using his skill and time to earn money and also enabling others to solve their issues. After all, what he is rendering is also a service. I believe he is much better than those who depend on parents or govt for money.
— aishwarya palagummi (@APalagummi) November 20, 2019
I see entreneurship Sir 😄 The youngster is using his social media skill to provide a service ! Saved the time and energy of citizen who need not undertake numerous trips to the govt office for redressal.
— Biswajit Mohanty.🐘🐅🐢କଳିଙ୍ଗ ପୁତ୍ର (@biswajitmohanty) November 20, 2019
Enterprising young kid :p
The old man might not have been so tech-savvy.
Can he be persuaded to reduce his charges though ? I mean Rs 500 per tweet is a bit much 😛
— Call Sign Aadil (@aikThiAinee) November 20, 2019
Still I appreciate what he is doing. It is same as writing application for others.
— Tapan 🇮🇳 (@TapanP1957) November 20, 2019
That's why Sir…… I think govts should increase the more easy ways of approach to them….so common and old/not highly educated citizens of our nation also get an easy access to the administration…..
— Chandrabhan Singh Rathore (@C_S_Rathore2000) November 20, 2019
The young man is doing a great job! Imagine how long the old gentleman would have had to wait to taste resolution had he taken the normal route??!! Years??!!
— Manisha Mohan (@Manishamohan310) November 21, 2019
But so innovative of this Youngman!
Finding opportunity of performing the act of "middleman" in this ever changing society is quite enterprising, irrespective of legal/ moral standing on the same! 🙂
— Sam Das (@SamDasTweets) November 20, 2019
A lot of people on the comment section also pointed out that if police complaints were lodged and resolved more swiftly, then nobody would have to use social media as a tool to get the police to notice their troubles.
While that may be a valid point, we cannot ignore the fact that social media platforms have been proved to very useful in case of problem-solving. The boy is a genius and an entrepreneur in the making, don’t you think?