Typically Shivani(sh)

11 Nov

I think I can sleep in/on anything that has wheels and is moving. The number of wheels the vehicle has, doesn’t seem to bother me. I have fallen asleep within minutes on a bike, in a car, in auto-rickshaws and buses all the same. I think I could fall asleep even on a bicycle, if I ever tried taking the pillion seat on one.

Why am I writing all this?

November 10, 2010. I fell asleep in the bus I had taken to get back home from office. It wasn’t my regular bus (which I obviously did not know when I got in) and this is what happened:

I was asleep even before the bus reached the Gachibowli flyover, which is at a distance of just 5-7 mins from the office. I could blame it all on my cold (it is supposed to make you feel dull and drowsy), but I won’t, because my track record would prove otherwise.

Not sure of how much time I spent sleeping, but when I woke up I realized that I was in some other part of the city, in a direction that I have never travelled before. I had taken the wrong bus home and I didn’t know where I was going.

“Excuse me.. Excuse me”. It was four times before the girl sitting next to me realized I was trying to talk to her. My voice, which wasn’t any louder than a hoarse whisper, fell on deaf ears till I literally waved my hands in front of her.

“Err… where exactly are we? And where is this bus going?”

“We are approaching Krishna-Nagar”, she said giving me a ‘are-you-drunk’ look.

*little voice in my head, panic mode* “Where in the world is that? How am I going to get home here?”

I was lost. Unsure of what to do and where to go, I asked another girl who helped me recognize an area where I could get down and go home from. God bless her!

Another time, another place:

On my way back from the township swimming pool, I got into the wrong bus. This time I had read the bus number, only the number, not the letter following it. Wrong bus, wrong route = a tour of the entire city. The bus conductor and driver were having a gala time, laughing at my expense. I had proudly proclaimed that I will get down where I want to, after paying the fare for the entire journey to and fro because I didn’t know where I wanted to get down, when the bus had started a return journey!

Yet another incident, this time in the car:

Mamma had gone to get a couple of things from the store. I was sitting in the car and waiting for her. I drowsed off with all the windows open and the keys in the ignition, even after I had been asked to take care. I woke up only when mamma got back. Thank God for my sharp senses that I opened my eyes quickly and was able to fib that I was only resting my eyes. Otherwise I would have got a good dose of her scolding that day, (what with her purse and everything lying inside the car.)

Maybe Khumbhkaran was an ancestor of mine…

P.S: Next time I intend to get lost only when I have a map with me. 😛


4 Responses to “Typically Shivani(sh)”

  1. rindojustrindo November 11, 2010 at 11:47 PM #

    And the answer to this is *drum roll*http://www.google.co.in/mobile/maps/Never be lost again! 😀

  2. Abhishek - - Jai November 16, 2010 at 1:44 AM #

    LOL LOL LOLnice one 😛 Kumbhkaran ke chachi ke naati ki second cousin ho tum

  3. Shivu November 17, 2010 at 9:26 PM #

    Sounds like me!! 😀

  4. Ramandeep November 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM #

    He he he he….

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