Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trains one day. Stranded the other day.Bollywood Hero saves me!

Considering that I had a 5 minute train journey on Thursday (duh!) and got stranded with a broken slipper in town on Friday, this week wasn't uneventful,right?

Thursday and my whining on not being able to get a train journey in ages has gotten so intolerable that Nimisha decides to board one from the stop near our college to the town. I'm as happy as a kid! Wasn't much,since I was more engrossed in filming the whole thing onto my cam and it was over too soon. We stood by the door and I was ooh-aah-ing the picturesque vignettes of greens and rivers.
Loves it! Loves Nimisha even mo' for taking the initiative. She's probably relieved that I won't be nagging her about trains anymore. But I'm still hankering for a full-fledged train trip to somewhere Far Beyond. Guess the craving for trains grew stronger post-Jab We Met!

Friday was a completely mad-mad day.
But first off- Vrinda,Nilla,Vinaya and Vaikhari get selected for university competition in gymnastics!! Congratulations girls!!!
Torrid rains which had us freezing and brrrrr-ing AND walking in hug-mode. It WAS so cold that I felt like I had stepped into a huge freezer that looked like a college. We are already half-frozen when a mega-cold wind blows by, and the 6 of us (rest were absent) go "brrrrrr..." together.
It's cold,wet and quite a happy day.
How was I to know I'd be wrapping up the day with a sorta-adventure??
Nimisha and I are the only ones who have to go to town for our next destination. The others travel the opposite route. BIG TRAFFIC JAM. we two walk miles, making pit stops to let me mend my slipper which keeps breakin' and have to walk carefully on top of a fence through a demolished site, then jump off 'cos the number of people walking by the fence is toooo much too. We take the difficult path [read-mucky path], and by the end of it, we know we have probably waddled our way through all sorts of dirt on our way. I can't muster up courage to even mend my slipper again. So I kind of swagger through the place in broken slippers.
NOT the end of the Sorta Adventure!
Just about to heave a relief that we have finally made it to the town, we are in for a worse shock. No mode of conveyance AT ALL to any place. Nimisha has better luck. One Bus for her place. Me? None.
Totally stranded in town. No one I know. No phone. No vehicle. And it's getting freaking late and daaaark.
It's already dark and my fertile imagination is thinking of all scary possibilities and hoping for the hero to "come and save me!"
The hero does come. Though pretty much a lot late. My brother finally came to pick me up on his motorbike. Just like the typical Bollywood Hero.
God bless the two wheelers! The only vehicle that can evade most traffic jams.
So my Bollywood Hero arrives late on his motorbike and saves me. Phew! Thanks bruv, you are a life-saver!



Matangi Mawley said...

:D good 1! very well written.... n yes.. the title was.. u can be sure.. very "attractive"!

Azra Raphael said...

thankyou matangi!

Bluebutterfly said...

Stood by the door ??????
wow that sounds amazing and dangerous… maybe because I have always wanted to do that but just never got around to doing it.
I hate walkin in rainy dirty water… I have a fertile imagination thinking what all could be in that water… ewww