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It cant get worser than this. My Friday went just fine; infact it was perfect, and I was looking forward to a real cool weekend. But fate had something else in their departmental store for me. Can so many silly incidents happen to a single person? and on the same day ? Well…..
My saturday starts :
(( Yawwwnnnn ))
Opened my eyes and started moving slowly to the hall to get the newspaper. There wasn’t any. I thought to myself if it was any public holiday ! Anyway, natures calling and that’s more important. I left my thoughts at the door and got into the bathroom. I have this habit of washing my face before starting any of my bathroom chores and I am glad that I developed one. There was no water !!!!! Good gracious, what if I had sat and……ohh, never mind ! I called up my watchman and he said water would come only the next day (that’s today) and suggested me to adjust with whatever thats available from the tap outside, the one which provides bore water. As if I had a choice !! Ohh gaawd, I hate going outside without brushing my teeth !! I took two buckets along with me and my hands were just on the door to open it when the bell suddenly rang. Man, wouldn’t that scare anyone or what !!! It was the watchmans wife who had come to inform me that there wouldn’t water supply for the entire day. ((Oh yeah, thanks for the early notice, what do you think I am doing with these empty buckets near the door))
She offered me help with one of those and together, Jack(ass) and Jill went outside to fetch two buckets of water. I didn’t want to come out again and so filled both the buckets till the brim. While walking back, I challenged myself not to spill even one drop from the bucket that I was carrying and I managed to do so until……!!! The bucket that I was holding had a weak and rusted handle. It just came off during the transit; the bucket landed on the floor, fell to its right and should I say more? Jill who was walking beside me got her legs washed for free, and yeah, part of her dress too. I grinned showing my entire set of teeth (not brushed yet) with an ‘oops’ expression on my face.
Three hours later
It was lunch time already and I was too lazy to go out. I put on my fav orange Tshirt, a dirty jean and started walking to the restaurant. I must have walked for 10 mins; it was so hot and I started sweating real bad. I adjusted the collar to feel comfortable and walked ahead for a few more mins. Wait a minute, why was my collar inside out ?? I looked onto my body. OMG, the collar is inside out because I am frigging wearing the Tshirt inside out !!!! I pinched myself to see if it was a dream; such silly situations appear only in my dreams !!! I didn’t know what to do; how can I go all the way back like this? And how can I even move forward ? Literally stuck!! I knew there was a public toilet a further down. Covered the label that’s behind the T shirt and got into the toilet in an awkward manner that actually deserved all the stares I was already receiving. I thought to myself, this is not Saturday, this is Sillyday !!!
A few hours later in the evening
You guys remember that my mobile that had some weird problems, right? Well, I got it back in the same weird condition after two months of sony ericcsons excellent service. I decided to go ahead and buy a new one. I made sure everything is right in my dressing and was on my way to the mobile store. My bike desperately needed fuel and was taking my turn towards a gas station when a traffic cop waved his hands and ordered me to stop. He took me aside and asked me to show him the bikes papers. I mumbled “Why me” and gave it to him stating that everything is perfect. But I was totally wrong !! The insurance of my bike had expired on 31st May itself and he pointed out that if this is what I meant by ‘perfect’. I lied to him that I was out of the country and just returned that morning. While explaining lying, I received a call from home. I told him that my moms calling me to check if I had reached India and picked up the call.
Mom : Listen, I need you to check this girls profile in that matrimonial site of yours and tell me……
Me : Ma, Ma,…..not now!
Mom : Why ? Where are you?
Now, I cant tell my mom about my current situation, can I ? So I lied once again !!
Me : I am at…errr… at the barber shop, Ma.
(The cop smiles listening to that )
Mom : When have you started getting haircuts on the roadside? I can hear the noise of vehicles and that too very loud.
Me : Ma, please, I will give you a call in sometime. Bye.
I cut the call and pleaded the cop to leave me and assured him that I would get it insured on Monday itself. To my surprise, the nice guy let me go and I tell you friends, that was the only one good thing that happened to me yesterday. I left from the place directly to the mobile store without filling in fuel.
At the mobile store, I took out my wallet to make the payment and guess what I saw ! My debit card, broken into two pieces !!!!! Dont ask me guys, I seriously dont know how it happened ! Its Sillyday !!! I had to make the payment then by my credit card with a 2 % extra charge ! But thankfully, no funny calls from the bank !
One and a half hours later
Bought a new mobile (not yet opened), and decided to visit a friend who stayed close to the mobile store. It had been a while since I met him, sat at his home for sometime and was simultaneously checking mails (OG, that’s when I replied for your mail). We planned for a movie and proceeded towards the theatre to get the tickets. Since we were running out of time, we took a shortcut! Now, can you imagine a traffic jam in a short cut? Well, that’s what happened. We turned back and approached the main road. You guys wont believe this, out of nowhere, it started pouring cats and dogs elephants and giraffes; it hadn’t even drizzled as a sort of warning. And you know how the weather of Chennai is – hot, hotter, hottest! Rain at this time of the year is like heights ! Somehow both of us managed to get a shelter and stood there for sometime (Ashwathy, that’s when you had called). The intensity of the rain decreased; we started our bikes and reached the main road. You know how the roads are when it rains, right? Insanely wet, people panicking in their respective vehicles because of the rain (I always wonder why people sitting in cars used to panic, Bahh!), people walking on the roads in a weird way to avoid stepping on dirty water, and all that which ultimately leads to a traffic congestion.
We moved in snails pace and when my bike reached a U-turn, it stopped. Honestly, that’s a very very very bad place for a vehicle to stop, isn’t it? Especially, when it rains and when you have a lot of people honking behind you! I kicked, kicked and kicked, but in vain; it just wouldn’t start. Pushed it to the side and started kicking again and that’s when it struck me. My bike had successfully run out of gas!! Yeah, that’s right!! Called my friend who already went a little ahead and explained to him the situation. 15 mins later he reached there with a bottle of petrol mentioning that I am the sickest person ever ! I grinned once again, like how I did in the morning ! We just had 15 mins for the movie to start and had time left only for a light dinner. There were only two small restaurants next to the theatre; we went in, but the kitchen was closed at both the eatouts. Sigh ! So no proper food also !!! My friend is very particular about his food and wouldn’t have any of those snacks that were available inside the theatre for dinner. He bought few bananas for himself and I decided to have those theatre snacks. “If it wasn’t for your stupid bike, I could have had a heavy dinner”; that’s how his face looked like when he was peeling those bananas.
We parked our bikes and got inside the theatre.
Peace at last! Just when I thought that nothing could go wrong anymore, I felt a vibration in my pocket.
((( HOME calling )))
Ohhhhhhhh nooooo !!! I didn’t call her back !!