Disclaimer : The post has nothing to do with Goofy the cute character from Mickey Mouse Club
Friday evening. I am late from work. Sitting back an additional hour means going home almost 1.5 hours late. I am super irritated standing in a crowded BEST bus trying to reach the station. The traffic is moving verrrrrrry slowing..no wait, its crawling and now its a complete standstill. For about 10 minutes. I am fuming, bugged, irritated and what not.
I whatapp RD
I am stuck in traffic ugh!
After three seconds I get a message from him
Oh and I am stuck in office!
I get into the BEST bus. I am really tired and wondering what to cook for dinner. Easy easy easy says the mind. Tasty tasty tasty says the tongue. Anything anything anything growls the stomach. Deciding deciding deciding I think.
The conductor comes to me. I give out the money and say ‘Khichuri Bhaat and Tomato Chutney’
And he stares at me and then says Madam stop bolo stop!
Ah! well, the food is priority no?
R had a singing competition in school. Only devotional and folk songs allowed. After much thought, I made her learn the Bengali song ‘Dhitang Dhitang Bole’ Both RD and Amma were skeptical whether she would get the words. But she did. Plus Cousin K recorded the song in her awesome voice and sent it across on whatsapp. So for 15 days everyday, I would make her hear Cousin K’s recordings.
Finally the day of the competition arrived. She sang pretty well at home and RD and Amma both said they were surprised she could learn the words yaada yaada.
Anyways so I ask her, kaisa tha singing?
R: Acha tha
RM: Did you remember the words?
R: I remembered, but the song was so long that teacher asked me to stop half way and go back to my seat!
Darn, all efforts down the drain eh?
For the records – ITs about 2 minutes thats it!
So I am furiously typing something on the computer. Then my phone buzzes. I turn around to pick it up and crash. the lid of my tiffin box has fallen into that minuscle gap between the wall and my desk. And there is NO way I can retrive it 😦 I try using a scale/ ruler and it goes even further inside.
I ask the admin staff for help. The guy comes.
I explain the situation to him.He looks at me in absolute surprise. Madam, idhar giraya.
Him: Idhar idhar..he says pointing towards the gap…
RM: yes bhai idhar
Him: Madam, itne saal iss company mein kaam kiya hai..but kissi ne bhi iss chote gap mein kuch bhi nahi giraya..aap peheli hain
and starts laughing..
I am just shutting up!