Friday, January 26, 2007
LSE - III
It is amazing how things breakdown at an alarming rate. I had an important phone call at 6:00 PM. My class got over at 5:30 leaving me enough time to get home and get ready for the call. My wife was supposed to pick me up. When she called at 5:30 a classmate offered to drop me home. I cancelled her offer and took up my classmate's offer.
We walked 10 minutes in this biting, freezing cold weather. We reached the car. Well! what do you know? 'Panchar'! Flat tyre cliche is all that I needed. I quickly called my wife. Ringing. Ringing. Ringing. She doesnt pick up for 6 minutes. Imagine 6 agonizing minutes where you are cursing everybody you know in this world with every possible curse word. Nerves are getting fried everytime the phone hits the voice mail. Its 5:46. I run back to school. 5:51. Connect my laptop to the internet. Get my wife on MSN. "oh! you forgot the cell phone in the car. I see. I understand" - I scream. 5:56. She is stuck in traffic. I give up. I called up the person, whom I was supposed to call, and rescheduled the meeting to another day.
6:05 . I am sitting at home with absolutely nothing to do. In 5 minutes its altogether a different world. Almost as if nothing happened.