18.6.07

AUTOmatic response!


Left work early today. Acha had a rotary meeting to attend and so I had to find my own means of transport. I was pretty apprehensive about that, coz acha said there's a huge block on MG Road and Chittoor road. And the attitude of cochin auto waalas are unbearable at times!! They just need to hear the word "blo" somewhere, and they decide not to budge from where they stand.

However, hoping for the best, I walked towards the main road trying to pataaofy some auto guys using my charm. ;) Everything was a mess. Slushy roads, my any minute breakable chappals and the long and loose salwars that loved taking a dip into the puddles! Yuck!

Me with a stern look, stood by the road, waiting for an empty auto. At times, u feel like a total waste standing there when the auto guys dont even give you a look and just speed off. And all that attitude you wore on your face all that while just vanishes!

I got empathising looks from people who passed by. Perhaps they wondered how no autos could slow down by a pretty young girl like me. ;) Yeah! None of the autos which stooped were willing to take me where I wanted to go either. " Ayyo bhayanagara blockaa" ( there's a huge block) I tried my best to convince him how badly I needed to get home. Like he bothered!

So I spent a good half hour standing there watching autos pass by, dodging in between to avoid water splashes. (That's the last thing I wanted) and mumbling to myself about how unfortunate my bad luck was!

And finally it dawned to me that there were other means of transport too. Like the bus! And so I walked towards to bust stop. Within no time, I wus inside the bus. Comfortably seated by the window and letting the cool winds caress my face. (Suddenly, the rains looked so beautiful).

Soon I reached my destination. And just to add to everything, I realised that I hadnt carried my umbrella! So there I was, covering my head with my palm ( I still wonder y people do that. It hardly helps) and running towards the auto stand. All drenched by now. Thankfully!! I found an auto, and the driver with a pleasant smile, let me in and agreed to drop me at my place.

And just as he took a U turn towards my house, I caught a glance of a family standing by the road. They looked at me and I knew exactly what they thought. :) "Lucky her!" I truly wished they didn't have to stand there for long and hoped that they got an auto who understood that no matter how bad a block is, it's just the matter of time. And as long as there's an engine running and tyres moving, they'll get out of it.

Or does it mean that if there's a block somewhere, anyone who needs to go towards that direction has to cancel his plans?

Weird!

7 comments:

craving to love life said...

hey,...cool one,....i need to get the sarcasm tat u sho,...i cant do tat no matr wat happ,....life is always gud wen i c it u kno,...poor me,...but one day thanks to ur tutelage i may excel,he he he

craving to love life said...

hey,...sexy template for the blog by the way,....

Umesh said...

The best thing to do on a rainy day is to sit at home, grab a cuppa coffee and day dream. Our amazing infrastructure also allows us that luxury now a days as a slight drizzle would flood the whole city in no time. Dont take chances next time, instead take leave. :-)

Vivek said...

nice one ..
i liked it....
especially the title...
the stuff too was good..
waiting for more...

Saritha Rajagopal said...

Thanks Umesh!

I'd love to take ur suggestion. The only problem is that if I do, I'll have to quit my job! Coz nnammude nnattil, it rains every day! During the season. Right?

But still, since it sounds really tempting, will pakka try it some day! ;)

Saritha Rajagopal said...

Vivek etta!

So glad u liked it! :) Keep reading. And keept leaving such nice comments. ;)

Sujit said...

uncertainty can be a guiding light!!!
so, no two ways thinking.. if the wrk is important then all u got 2 do is tke the risk n hope 4 the best.. for me 2 be in a place lke mumbai,traffic jam is synonymous wth traffic.. irrespctive of the climate!!! :)
but yes if given a chance i wld lke 2 sit t hme n njoi the rains n avoid the jamzzz..