I am a city trotter partially because my mother always kicks me out of the house when I am irritating her and also because I have things to do on the daily. My number one thing which I do every alternative day is that I go to a class which makes me smarter, a coaching class they call it but I call it burn in my pocket and re-learning things that I already pay to learn in my college but there is a truth universally known that a person without coaching is not a person at all. Anyways, I go to my coaching every alternate day and in order to get there I take an auto, if you are not from India auto is a three wheeler which gets you from one place to another, so in my city getting a customer for that auto is a challenge thanks to Uber and Ola Surge pricing their way into the city so the best thing these autowalas do in the times of such deficit they give their customers to the next autowala (their competition) Strange, right?! It is strange to me as well, autowalas in my area of the city share the customers so that nobody leaves with an empty auto which is a loss for them, instead they will give their customers to the autowala on the first come first serve basis.
Didn’t catch up?
It means these autowalas are using a theorem way beyond our understanding. Where the market of 21st century is ready to claw the competition alive these autowalas are giving away their customers so that there is a status-qua and nobody dies in lost.
Every day I go to these autos and I am directed to the auto which has been standing on the stop for a while, when his auto is filled the next comes in line and so on. It is almost like a well-synced dance, nobody steps out of the line and everybody enjoys the performance. It is like a union of these people which makes every individual happy, there is patience and philanthropy involved, which is needed in the current scenario. These autowalas know that the customers are plenty, the demand has no limit, and every trotter wants to go to a certain destination so why not share the cake so that everyone is fed.
I cannot help but imagine what it would be like in a world where there is such arrangement possible, people giving the ‘excess’ for the ones in deficit and people not howling at the customers but sharing the market. There is no market-segmentation, rules or better than the next thinking, everyone is equal.
Thinking for such theorem to exist in a real market world is almost absurd because the world has become a very polished capitalist economy, where there people wearing a hat and hiding their face. No matter how much these brands talk about welfare and the number of good they had done still it means nothing when it the situation of profit, nothing is wrong with profit but the problem of excess is unacceptable, because of this the gap between the classes of the people is increasing and the poor and falling in this pitfall. Where will this stop?
How rich can the rich get? Is there an end? How much money is too much money? Nobody has an answer because everyone likes luxury.
I salute the autowalas to use the theorem which ensures that everyone gets something if not everything.