Coffee Stain

Year 2010 May 28th

Friday’s, I love to wear the Wills Sports Trousers. It is very comfortable and the cotton material gives a rich texture.

Today Morning, I pressed the trouser well & married her with a matching shirt.While I was about to leave home, I found a small coffee stain on the right thigh side of the trouser.

Feeling not so good to wear a stained trouser, I quickly changed into another one & left home. Half way through my commute, I realized that my wallet got missing. I checked my cab and results were negative.

I told my cab mate that I would go home and check whether the wallet was there & requested him to leave my laptop in my desk. I took my office ID card, so that they allow me inside the campus while I return.

Reaching home, I understood that I left my house key in my office Laptop bag. Assuming that the owner would have duplicate keys, I went to owner’s house to check whether they had the duplicate keys.

The Owner told that they did not have any duplicate keys for my house. The home & office got separated by 10 km route & more than 10 signals. I called my office mate to bring the key to my house.

After an agonizing 90 minute wait, the guy brought the keys. I went in and searched the home to learn that my wallet was missing.

Now my mind started panicking. After a thorough search , I found my wallet was hiding in the Wills Trouser.

The coffee stain led to sequence of events which by itself are not bad, but the way I reacted to it made my morning an unpleasant one.

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Train Ticket

Year 1999

Chennai is one of the Metropolitan city in India which has high suburban train connectivity. I used a service from Chromepet to Guindy on daily basis, to take my college bus from Guindy.

The Friday’s  usually seem a good day in train to get back to home. All the school/college children, guys, & girls would be in great mood thinking about weekend.

While I was waiting in Guindy railway station, I saw 3 young school students playing in the platform. They might be studying 7th or 8th grade  & the uniform suggested that they belong to Government school.

There came a man with a small bag buried deep in his underarm. He was in complete formal attire with sports shoe & his tummy was clinging over the belt. His look proposed himself as a Ticket collector (TC).

He went straight to the boys and asked for tickets.

First guys took out a bus ticket & the second guy took out a cinema ticket. The TC got pissed off by seeing this act.

The TC insisted for a train ticket & all three replied in chorus that they did not take ticket!. The TC got convinced that he need to fine all of them.

He took out the charge sheet & asked whether the guys had 150 rupee. The Second guy told, that they spent all the money in cinemas & they do not have any money.

Thinking that he had enough rights to searc hthe guys, the TC started diggign the first guys pocket. He found out a TRAIN SEASON PASS (equal to a ticket for a month or 90 days or 180 days).

His ears were fuming and hair stood up. He inquired them, why they did not show the PASS  the first time.

They all told that, the Vijay film which they managed to see cutting their class turned out to be a junk one & they needed to De-stress themselves. Saying this, like a lightning they escaped the scene.