The image shows two separate lines one in front of an ATM and another in front of a liquor store.
Kozhikode: The government’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes has led to serpentine queues outside banks and ATMs becoming a common sight across the nation, as people are desperately trying to find ways to ease the inconvenience amidst the cash crunch.
But while Keralites came up with a solution to standing in lines by leaving their names on a piece of paper to mark their spot, they are now making news for something very interesting, their lungis.
A picture of people standing in two separate lines with their lungis worn differently has gone viral on the internet and it has created a buzz since one line is for an ATM and another is seen in front of a liquor shop.
Not only was the line at the liquor shop longer, the people lining up for ATM had lungis unfolded, those outside the liquor shop had theirs folded up. Norm in the state is that the lungi must remain unfolded when visiting a temple or place where decorum must be maintained, while it is to be folded up when engaging in physical activities.
Twitter was abuzz with users sharing different observations about the practice with some really hilarious comments on the situation.
Kerala: ATM queue (left side-lungi down) & Liquor queue (right side-lungi up) have almost equal no of people…😃😃@sardanarohit @sakhaparivar pic.twitter.com/j7znQrRCB4— Manoj Pipaliya (@manojpipaliya) November 19, 2016
@dixitnamrata meanwhile in Kerala 😂 Lungi up - Lungi down pic.twitter.com/qkEmSq1KcK— Arya D (@Arjyad) November 19, 2016
@ZeeNews @sardesairajdeep @rahulkanwal @sardanarohit @SrBachchan @SRK_FC Lungi Dance in Kerala, lungi up for daru and lungi down for bank pic.twitter.com/ZH4ttD0bVc— hyper hindustani (@neil_eye) November 19, 2016