The robber was keeping an eye on my rides like a Spy.
He must have followed me – to work, market, library, restaurant…and don’t know where.
A plan was made and I was choosen a soft target.
I fell into the trap. He succeeded!
I am surprised by the act of stealing a bicycle.
Why do people steal a simple machine?
What is so precious about it?
Universal law – ‘The best attracts attention’.
Desire to own a priced possession triggers illegitimate thinking.
Few assumptions –
Its an unfulfilled need that motivates to rob.
It adds value to his life.
Feels shy to borrow.
Finds it more easier/economical to steal than to buy.
It aids his movements.
Its an object of pride.
Its saleable, has market value.
Its tradable for another product.
Its a piece of art.
It can be customized to run a business start-up.
Its efficient logistics.
It built’s relationships. Romance.
His friends has it, he wants it too.
Its a company in solitude.
Its an opportunity to explore.
Its a hobby.
Its a reason to travel far.
Its suited for large gatherings.
Its designed to challenge.
Its designed to compete.
Its designed to win.
Its designed to conquer.
Its a way to arrive.
Its a bicycle Indeed!
Why do you think anyone steals a bicycle, your experience could tell us something more.
Recently, my friends bicycle was stolen hence I felt the need to write this post.
Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai