Monday, May 15, 2006

Ohh no....Why?? Why???

I don't know what went wrong yesterday but nothing was happening. Till now I was just hearing how thing go out of your control but this Sunday experienced it. Right from morning 10 till night 10.

On 3rd June I am going Pune to attend one of my closest friend, Vivek's marriage. I went to reserve railway ticket at reservation counter at airport. To my surprise a 20 people long line was waiting for me. I have never seen such a long line there as I frequently go there with my friends. And many people don't know there is railway reservation counter at airpot. So I left the place thinking to get tickets from Begampet station in the evening.

In scorching mid-summer heat of Hyderabad, I decided to meet my friend Nilesh who stays near airport at Prakashnagar. Sweating like anything I went to his flat on 2nd floor just to see nobody inside except one of his room partner slept as if he was unconscious. He didn't realize my presence at all. To add some more frustration I enquired about house rent at one "To-Let" site. Arrrghhhh, it was Rs. 6500 for a penthouse turned 2 bedrooms flat.

On the way to my room I called up Swapnil, IIT colleague telling him that I will come to him. I wanted to transfer few snaps to his laptop from my newly bought cam. He was in office so we thought we could meet at around 10 night. He promised me to give a call at 9.30 pm.

Shankar, my current room partner and I was worried about how spend the whole day. “Why not to go a movie?” Shankar yelled. With a doubt in mind I agreed, "yeah, why not?” We left for PVR theater an hour before movie show time. By now you must have guessed, no tickets available. Both roamed in Hyderabad central for some time in distant hope for somebody to cancel their tickets and we to get a chance. At 1.00 we both headed for lunch at Hotel Shanbag. I should describe it as an oasis in the desert as we had a very good lunch there. While returning Shankar disappointedly questioned, "We came from Begampet to Punjagutta(roughly 8-10 km)just to have lunch?"

Meantime Sugata called me. He had to purchase some pearl jewels and I too had a purpose to learn about my Digicam from Sugata. So we decided to meet at Hyderabad Central (again!!!) at 7 in the evening. I thought I will leave a bit early and will get tickets from Begampet railway station before the counter closes at 8.00 pm.

So I left house at 6.00 with camera, walking through dust opened up due to road work I reached station. Very happy I was to see nobody against the counter. I patiently picked up forms, filled them in nice handwriting and went to counter to ask for reservation. Ohh my goodness, it was Sunday, counter was closed at 2.00 pm only. Lady inside told me to go to Secunderabad or Hyderabad station if I want tickets today. :-(

Squeezing the reservation forms (as reusable components) in pocket, I reached central almost 10 minutes before 7. Sugata, I always regard him as one of the few punctual friends I have. And he is. But it was my BAD day to see him half an hour late. And when he came he was little in mood to talk about camera as his own Digicam was suffering from cold. After shopping we had a long walk. Tiredly after some time we concluded to have dinner. And to climax the tragedy Swapnil called me only to tell that he got stuck in office because of some problem (software people read it as 'issue'). I couldn’t send my recent snaps to my friends ultimately.

Finishing the dinner, Sugata and I bade adieu to each other. Walking alone along calm though irritatingly silent road, I was thinking what went wrong?


At 11:48 AM, Blogger Joy Forever said...

Some days... they are just like that! Got up in the morning yesterday and went up on the roof to take some early morning photos. there I discovered that small problem in my camera... :(
Later in the day I found my girlfriend's (i.e. my PC's) hard disk making a faint clicking noise. That's a sure sign of an impending drive failure, so I need to buy a hard drive badly now.
and you forgot to write that the camera shop got closed when we got there and all computer shops were closed anyway... so Sunday was oddly bad for both of us!

At 4:10 AM, Anonymous guile said...

blame it on gremlins..


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