My Amma told me once that you realise the importance of something when you dont have it!
Last week the Mumbai Metro had a shut down. Just because Mr.Murphy loves me a lot (he does man he does!) I had to stay back at work for something important which HAD to go out… and I was pretty tired! But in the spirit of wanting to lose those piled up kilograms, I did my usual walk to the metro station from work. And spent that time talking to my mother on the phone.
I am very diligent that way you know. I use all the spare time doing something or the other…most importantly, eating. But we are not talking about all that eh?
Anyways just as I reached the entrance of the station I noticed a huge crowd there! Was telling Amma that dont know why its crowded…and I heard a guard say that metro is closed!
‘What what what’ I said…’what what what’ Amma asked thinking I was talking to her… ‘arey what?’ I went again and ma went what again! and I am like ma wait ma wait… ma was wondering what I was talking about about…
The guy repeated that the metro was closed… I asked him how on earth do I reach the station? and he looked and me and said I dont know..
Me: Aap metro kaise bandh kar sakte hain?
Folks around me stared at me …but me being me looked at him in the eye and asked him again!
Him: Madam woh…
Me: woh kya woh, bhaisaab, metro bandh toh ghar kaise jayenge sab log? Boliye aap?
Him: errrr madam
Me: Ab kya? Mujhe toh bhaagna padega aur sab buses and ricks full hai
It was the confused and pained expression on his face which made me realise that I was talking to a guy who had no clue what I was talking about!
I looked around and saw th entire crowd staring at me….giving a sheepish grin to everyone and mumbling a loud sorry to the man, I walked away to complain to Amma only to realise that Amma had got bugged of my drama and kept the phone down !!!
PS – For all those who are concerned at this point about how I reached the train station – I WALKED!!! all the way!!!
for the usual curious lot, yes I did call back my Amma and complain !