usually people are off even before the traffic light can go yellow. this is how it is here, especially when the route is a regular one, we know when its time to start moving.
however, today the mad rush/battle was slowed down. our ever lazy traffic cop was busy advising a beggar lady. i was too far away to hear what the man was saying, but i did watch him and he made hand signs depicting eating, and pointing to a direction to my right. i assume he was saying go there and they will give you food. the lady stood there, hands folded, begging him to let her beg!
our man, doesn't let her move, and when she tries to escape his worthy advice, he jumps across and doesn't let her move!! the front section of motorists, including me were giggling away to glory, while i saw a bike zip past me on my right, i look up, the light is green. that was the first time i have seen traffic move promptly at a green light! i glance towards my left to see the beggar run for her life, while the cop is screaming after her. he begins walking across the road, while mumbling to himself!