Archive for August, 2004
“Get up Benjo. Its 8.30”, my brother shouted as he was wearing his shirt and kicking my already paining ass. “Don’t you have to go to the office?” he asked. “Mind your business”, were the first few words I thought of but as soon as the numbers entered my sleeping ears I was grateful to him for waking me up and averting any kind of crisis that could arise due to me being late. I some how managed to leave home at the usual time without finishing many of my usual activities.
It was just 6.00 and my brains had already stopped working. So I decided to give up and go home. Frankly speaking it was the kavi sammelan (A hillarious comedy show by humor poet) that I had to attend in the night which was responsible for my brain crashing and not willing to reboot for the day. Having no other choice, I mean no other brain to use I had to give up. I packed up and left. The actual time of the show to start was 8.15 but with the kind of audience this was targeted at people would gush in even just before the end. But since I didn’t want to miss even the slightest part of it I decided to be there at 8.30 exact. So I left my place at around 8.00 in the evening and according to my calculations I should have been there at eight thirtyish but as always I calculated erroneously.
“5:57”, the boss said.
“We’ll walk for another 3 minutes and then run”, I replied.
The boss looked at his new 6610 uttered few words and started jogging. I understood it was 6.00 and by 6.17 we have to reach the other end of the beach which is almost 3kms long. (We have been jogging since a week and the mission has never been accomplished.We have never reached the other end forget the target of 17 minutes) We have consistently been crashing at the end of the 12th minute or so. With not even an ounce of energy left we try hard like a 80 years old man to take small steps and walk. Ultimately, we reach the place at 6.22.
With my hands on steering and mind trying to locate a toilet at the railway station I was trying to accelerate the car. I failed in both my tasks, neither I was able attain a decent speed nor could I locate a toilet. Inspite of paying regular visits to this landmark I was not able to recollect a place where I could take a leak. Ultimately I had to freeze on the option of using the toilet of one of the trains. All the water in there had united and there was a huge uprising as if they have learnt the lesson on freedom and was protesting to breakfree. I knew I would not be able to take it for more than a minute from now and I had not yet reached the parking lot. I somehow managed and reached the destination and it was all flowing out. I think I was in the same place where you reach while making love. After all I had held it for almost 3 hours.