Guaranteed To….

…..bring a smile on your you walk along the traffic of Mumbai from the station

– A little girl in a frilly frock wrapping her arms around her dad’s neck as he tries to cross the crowded road holding her in his arms

– an old couple holding hands and walking across the railway platform when the uncle tells aunty ‘Maru haath pakadi ne dadara chad…tane dhnakho nahi vage’ (Hold my hands and climb the stairs, you wont get pushed then)

– a man holding out his hand DDLJ style to another man as the train just starts to leave the platform shouting ‘Darr mat, mera haath pakad mein tereko utha loonga (Dont worry, hold my hand, I will pull you)and he actually does manage to catch the train..while you are of course at the bottom of the stairs with the ladies coach about 5 coaches ahead watching the train chug past you ugh!

– the engine driver actually stopping for a second more as he sees a woman running towards the ladies soon as she boards the train, the train moves ahead (it happened to me actually)

– a young couple walking along the crowded S V road oblivious of the traffic and people around with the guy’s hand over the girl’s shoulder to shield her from the push and shove of the others running in a hurry

– a young child may be about 4 or 5 calling ‘Mummy’ as a hurried passerby rushes between their holding hands..his mom immediately gets scared and searches around and the child calls out for his mom whose relief on the shout is so apparent on her face πŸ™‚

– two old ladies having a fight on the road whether they should eat vada pav or samosa pav πŸ™‚

– the pani puri wala giving out an extra puri to the child who is eyeing it with hungry eyes despite of giving away one extra sukha puri to the mom (that would be me again!)

– a car driver acknowledging the other car driver’s magnanimity in letting him go first by mouthing a thank you πŸ™‚

– a college girl leading a blind aunty to the disabled compartment and telling her that she will board the next train after putting the blind aunty onto this one

– the BEST bus driver who stops and waits, despite the conductor ringing the bell, when he sees a woman, in his rear view mirror, running like crazy about 50 metres away to get onto that bus (yaa this happened to me!)

– the smell of fresh onions and tomatoes which have been just cut as you pass by a bhelpuri stand

– the smell of hot spicy chinese food as the BEST bus crosses the chinese larry (larry = cart in Gujju)

so what makes you smile on a busy day?


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19 Responses to Guaranteed To….

  1. πŸ™‚ brought a huge smile to my face !! πŸ™‚

  2. Swaram says:

    Awww beauty does lie in the eyes of the beholder :)Little joys of life these are πŸ™‚ Must look out for such things on ur way to work πŸ™‚

  3. R's Mom says:

    @Shruti: Awesome..that was the plan ;)@Swaram: ahem ahem! you think so thank u thank u…normal people react saying…do you walk to your destination or while away your time looking out for all this πŸ˜‰

  4. Smita says:

    You know what brings smile on my face during busiest / borest / dullest of days… your blog…

  5. Seena says:

    You are a quick observer..and thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

  6. R's Mom says:

    @Smits: Wow..thanks..thats a seriously sweet compliment you gave u@Seena: thank u thank u

  7. it's not in many people's nature to record the nice things that happen to them. reads like these are becoming a rarity, i think.loved it, brought a smile to my face too!

  8. R's Mom says:

    @smartassbride: Aww! thats such a sweet thing to say…thank u πŸ™‚

  9. Awesome post!!!Makes u feel that there is hope in the world and maybe the 9 to 5 routine aint so mundane!

  10. R's Mom says:

    @Nuttie: Err…no no dont get the wrong impression…9 to 5 routine is mundane..there is not second opinion on that…this just spices up the 3.5 hour journey which I take everyday πŸ˜‰

  11. Brought a huge grin to my face… thank you!

  12. R's Mom says:

    @IHM: hai na…:):)

  13. Sue says:

    I love this post, I really do. Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

  14. R's Mom says:

    @Sue: Awww..thanks so much to you too…

  15. Uma says:

    smiling again..:-)the engine driver actually stopping for a second more as he sees a woman running towards the ladies soon as she boards the train, the train moves ahead (it happened to me actually)happened to me too…like your mumbai jottings..feel from mumbai too…

  16. R's Mom says:

    @submum: thank you@Uma: thats so sweet na…the train driver πŸ™‚ you are from Mumbai…awesome…any family staying here…come come we will meet up πŸ™‚

  17. Uma says:

    Parents and sis still stay in Mumbai…ya we should meet the next time I come there..:-)

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