Today has been a weirdly pleasant day so far. I was up until 2AM last night. It has been a rainy morning in here. It is raining non-stop and I am absolutely lovviinnnnnggg it. I did not want get up from the bed in the first place. But I had to drag myself up coz I was already late to work. I sat up on the bed looking out the window. The sky was grey and it was showering constantly the wind was too chill and the sound of rain plus gushing wind was soothing. A smile escaped my lips for no reason. I sometimes think I am weird, But it’s okay I guess. World is full of serious people. A hundred or two like me, wouldn’t hurt ;). So, I went onto my morning chores. I tried my luck for finding a cab from 8Am in the morning. The Apps tested all my patience I tell you. Sometimes they weren’t connecting or they were highly charged, Uber was over the top, 6x,4x. I waited till 9.50, then I thought maybe I should just get out and find an auto. I get out , locked the door and its pouring down! Damn!
I had Ola and Uber apps open all the time. I saw one cab on Ola in 5 min. I try to book it, it says “uh, sorry, we are trying to add more cabs. Please try us after sometime”. Grrrr damn you guys! Uber was still demanding 4times the fare. I gave up and decided to walk.I walked to the nearest bus stop. Waited for namma BMTC (local public transport in Bengaluru). No luck for 30 min. I thought maybe it’s a sign that I shouldn’t go to work today. 😛
I go to the Auto stand. All the drivers are sitting inside chatting, laughing. I go and ask them
“sir, Residency Road?” I am squinting in the drizzle with stole on my head and my laptop on my back. “no madam. Tumba traffic ide, yaru baralla (too much traffic, no one will come)” replied one of the drivers. One of them took pity on me and helped me get another Auto.
It took me 30 min to travel 2 kilometers. I am not exaggerating! I got frustrated. I opened my laptop and started typing 🙂 I was almost near my office after almost 2 hours in the auto. The driver Karimulla khan went on and on about the irritating traffic and how rains block the ways and blah blah blah. I tuned him out. I had got into the grove of writing. Now , I did not want to go to the office. Ha ha 🙂
I told him to take a deviation and drop me at Brigade road instead. He looked puzzled but did not dare ask any question. I got down from the Auto crossed the road and started to walk. I did not know where to go. But Office was a big NO. I knew I wouldn’t work if I go. I thought a coffee shop would be a better place. I always had dreamed like this, you know? Taking off all by myself sitting in a coffee place with good ambience, sipping coffee in a wonderful weather, looking out the glass at the drizzles with my hair tied up in a bun, sitting comfortably with a pleasant smile on my face, my laptop and my journal in front of me and Music in the background. Only I had thought of it in a different place, but this been better than I’d thought.
I exactly am doing all that today 🙂 living my dream 🙂 and it feels incredible.
P.S: Thanks to my boss for approving my leave. #secret He’s as crazy as I am and that works for me! 😛 #shusshh #dontTellAnyone