Over the years, nothing has vexed me so much as questions about my motorcycle's fuel economy. When you tell them the actual figure, they are aghast, and take you for the simple-minded, irresponsible and financially self-destructive son of well-meaning parents.
There is a sign board on the Rajagiriya Road with a child smiling. The message though is very sombre. 'Do not drink and drive'. Lower down it adds that the child in the picture was killed by a drunken driver. Unfortunately drinking is not the only cause of such fatal accidents.