Monsoon has arrived and has taken over the country by storm, and Mumbai is possibly bearing the brunt of it. However, the situation in all the major parts of the city have worsened by the minute due to poor management. The lack of proper drainage systems, poorly maintained structures and innumerable potholes has turned Mumbai into a hellscape.
As the heavens have been open since Monday, people were left with no choice but to fight the waterworks an reach their offices. But they didn’t have any reason to do so quietly. So, while some angrily tweeted about what they were facing, others made light of the matter in order to get through the day.
Here are the best tweets from Mumbaikars:
1. Scenes from Chembur.
My lane in #Chembur turns into a lake with even 30 mins of rain. The video was taken after the water receded a bit & car could be brought out. There are no street lights so you have to walk through knee deep water in dark! @MCGM_BMC @bmcmumbai @AUThackeray #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/Hi2HC2z9IP
— Rachita Prasad (@rachitaprasadET) July 9, 2018
2. Diana’s said it, avoid Dadar.
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) July 9, 2018
3. Mumbaikars’ tolerance level must be lauded.
— Manali Karandikar (@Manali304) July 9, 2018
4. Everyone wishes that could’ve been the case.
— Kriss (@kristtiinaaaa) July 9, 2018
5. Are people expected to swim to work?
— fashionsta (@sizzlingfashion) July 9, 2018
6. That’s borderline harassment.
— Dev Bhatia (@devbhatia) July 9, 2018
7. ‘Stream’ is possibly the word you’re looking for.
"The Spirit of Mumbai" weather just caught some more steam #MumbaiRains
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) July 9, 2018
8. That’s the most relevant metric right now.
In Mumbai The rain is not measured in 'cm' or 'mm' … It's measured in 'Train chalu hai ya band hai' 😂 #MumbaiRains
— Abhishek Nair (@abhissheknair) July 9, 2018
9. Truth bombs away.
You know whats sad? That inspite of horrible #MumbaiRains companies mercilessly make people come to work and people HAVE to go because they are helpless. How are we different than prisoners in Mandalay jail during British Raj? Oh right. We have degrees.
— Nikhil S (@NikhilReads) July 9, 2018
10. Flip a coin, maybe.
It’s difficult to be a boss during Mumbai rains…chutti du ya chutti lu…#MumbaiRains
— Balkrishna Sharma (@Bks1782) July 9, 2018
11. The cars are floating. I repeat, the cars are floating!
— Ravîë (@ImInstinctive) July 9, 2018
12. That applies for most of India.
— Sujit Mohan (@sujitmohan88) July 9, 2018
13. Or a sensible one will do as well.
What Mumbai desperately requires today is a romantic CM, who will open his window, check the weather outside, look at his bed inside,check the weather outside, look at his bed inside and then declare a state holiday…#MumbaiRains
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) July 9, 2018
14. That’s true.
The only problem I have during such rains is that the general public does not witnesses this as a potential life and death situation, like most developed nations. Water borne diseases, trees falling, buildings falling, falling into potholes, electrocution, drowning. #MumbaiRains
— Zubin Daver (@zubinofficial) July 10, 2018
15. Shape of Water: Part 2?
It's both a wonder and a disappointment that Mumbaikars haven't developed gills by now.#MumbaiRains
— Qirtn (@Qirtn) July 10, 2018
16. Definitely the latter.
— Snehal Sawant (@SnehalSawant_) July 9, 2018
17. That looks like a task.
— ; (@shardo_ol) July 9, 2018
18. Whatta wow!
I think the Spirit of Mumbai is a whiskey. They say it's neat, It's usually drowned in water.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) July 9, 2018
19. Bhaiya iske aage boat nahi jayegi. Swim karke jaana padega.
— sandeep verma (@vermasandeep04) July 10, 2018
20. And to top it all off.
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 9, 2018
Rainy seasons in Mumbai have become a very cyclical process. It rains, people are harassed, they complain and repeat. And realistically speaking, they can’t do anything other than that because they’ve to do their jobs. But who knows, maybe these complaints will one day reach the authorities and they’ll use the tax-payers’ money to make amends. One day.