Opening Song: None
Opening Mood: Sullen
Its a beautiful Tuesday morning… I wake up at 6 AM.. The song “Here I am” rings in my ears, filling me with hope and joy. I’m ready another great day of my life, I tell myself.
I get into my track suit and go outside..
Kela #1: It rained yesterday. The ground’s wet and slippery. Can’t jog.
Chill out, I tell myself, there are better things to do… Like what? Hmmm, let me iron my clothes.
I look at the heap of my washed clothes, carry them to the ironing board and begin the job of an Iron-Man!!
Kela #2: The power’s playing hide and seek. When it finally comes back, the voltage is not sufficient and starts tripping everytime I switch on the ironbox.
Ditch maga, you’ve already ironed a pair of trousers and a nice cotton shirt for today.. Find something else to do…
Aha.. my shoes. Lemme polish them… There, they look dark and shiny… I love formals!!
Kela #3: Just, wait can’t you?!
8:45 AM ,I am waiting to catch a bus at the banshankari bus stand. Rohit and Vasanti are blabbering something on the Radio City, the music of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna(KANK) is being premiered on Mirchi and on AIR Rainbow *Yaaaawn*, nothing worthwhile.
Kela #4: 201J forgets to stop,somehow. 201G looks as if the people were always hanging from it. Cha, missed two busses.
201M arrives.. It’s full, but what the hell, I’ve gotta get to work, I tell myself and struggle my way in..
It’s full of people, who wanna get down at the next stop, but all of whom are buried somewhere in the back-end of the bus. They shove their way out pushing and cursing… I try to shove myself into the interiors. Radio City is doing their 9:10 routine.. Somehow, I manage to get enough space for myself… *Sigh of relief*..
I don’t understand one thing. Why do you find so much free space at the back end of the bus, while it’s always crowded near the doorway. Why can’t people be cooperative.. May be we should start giving commuting classes, like we have those classes where they say -“Fork in the left hand, Knife in the right”.
Kela #5: No sooner I start wondering about the commuting classes, than it hits me. All my ironing has gone waste 😦 My shirt’s soiled; My trousers are muddied; My shining shoes, aren’t shining anymore.. Kela #3 is finally realized!!
The bus moves at snail’s pace… I begin wondering whether motion is what occurs between stops or is it the other way around… The flow of thoughts is interrupted by a certain high pitched nasal voice on the radio ( I don’t remember whether it’s 91 or 93.3 FM).
Kela #6: I switch channels. The remix version of the same song( high pitched nasal one) is being played here. So I switch to Rainbow(101.3, if you want to…) The RJ’s delivering more of “Umm”‘s and “aaa” than the dialogues.. Give me a break lady, Either start liking what you do or start doing what you like… Don’t torture us and yourself by RJ’ing in such a pathetic manner.
The Bus finally reaches Silk Board, and I begin experiencing pain in my shoulders. It’s 9:45… 1 hour for 7Km.. Ridiculous.
Stuck in the traffic,I manage to catch the sight of a plane flying in the sky… Lucky bastards, must be probably getting instructions on what to do when any mishap occurs -Wear the jacket, put on the mask, pull the string and jump outside….
I begin to see the practical demonstration of queueing networks…
To pass time, I start thinking of what can be done to alleviate this problem.
- Start coming in early to the office.. Real early, I mean at 6 ‘o clock.
- Or better, follow the US timing.. i.e. 9 P.M to 7 A.M
- Buy a dozen of wrinkle free shirt with my first salary.
- Somehow convince BMTC to put up 10 decker buses.
- Work from home.. Small Office Home Office..
- But this was the killer idea finally managed to hit me.. Start a new fund for research in teleportation quantum physics so that we could realize the idea of “Beam me up Scotty”.. What say??
PS: I am sorry for writing such a sorry blog. I suck at cribbing.. Priya, Elixer, Barki – Guys, I badly need lessons here… But I am disgusted and extremely pissed off.. I managed to reach my office.. Yeah, thanks to god’s grace I finally did; But at 10:45 AM…
Can someone please explain me why do you need 2 hours to cover 15 Km???? Or why should the radio channels keep playing songs of the jacket wearing-beard sporting-nasal singer-cum-music composer every ten minutes?? Sigh, Some questions have no answers…
Closing Song: None…
Closing Mood: Still sullen 😦