What do you get standing in heavy rains for 30-45 minutes waiting for a rickshaw or a bus to take you home without any vehicle stopping for you?
Pure! Raging! frustrating frustration
You either vent your anger or you try to make the most of it by humoring the situation. So today when I soaked in heavy rains, I tried getting a rickshaw from my office to Andheri station. Many rickshaw choose to go empty rather than taking passengers. Not one rickshaw was ready to ply to Andheri. It was tiring asking “Andheri?” to every rickshaw who just slowed down but did not stop.
So just tried asking them different questions like;
- “Kahan jayega?” (Where will you go?) “Main bhi wahin aaunga” (I will also come where you go)
- “Andheri toh jaoge nahi?” (You will definitely not go to Andheri?)
And the last parting shot. I asked a rickshaw stuck in a traffic jam
Me: Andheri Jayega? (Will you go to Andheri?)
Rickshaw driver just shakes a ‘NO’ for an answer
Me: Mumbai main service nahi hai kya? (No service in Mumbai?)
He manages a dry smile while I walk away triumphant!