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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Wrong Lever

Swapnil's car is convenient. You just have to pop into it and after a three hour comfortable ride, you are in Bombay. You could sleep, you could watch a movie or you could play the channel of your choice. Adarsh's witty dialogs add to the frolic and the fight to avoid the bitch seat, which is now a tradition, makes Swapnil's car absolutely unavoidable. So when I decided to sacrifice my seat and hence the funvenience, for a colleague last Friday, it was not an easy decision I must confess. It meant being transported to the highway being sardined in a six seater. The term six seater is quite a misnomer. Ten passengers crammed into space meant for six and with a sweaty beast to my left, it was no mean thing staying alive. Perhaps, that fragrant pretty girl to my right, saved the day for me. Once at the highway, I followed my algorithm. Take the first bus to Bombay irrespective of the comforts it promises. So as other people at the bus stop twitched their noses, I put faith in my algorithm. Eighty bucks instead of the usual two hundred for the AC Volvo on weekends was quite cheap but another guy who got in wanted to seal the deal at seventy. I did not find the detested bus uncomfortable. It was an old white bus, which could do a 80kmph, with cushioned seats and window seats just waiting for me. I occupied the one at the rear end. There was no one around me except for this couple just ahead. As wind gushed in, I did not feel the need for an air conditioner. Looking outside the window, I must have been lost in my thoughts when this happened. The hand of the lady sitting right in front of me was crawling up my knees and onto my left lap. In the immediate moments that followed, I do not find or perhaps there do not exist, the right words to describe my shock. With a guy seemingly looking like her husband seated next to her, why would she like to play the bitch? I got my answer in the next few seconds as she tried looking for something in between the seat and the tin. She was looking for the lever to adjust her seat.

12 Comments:

Blogger Sachin said...

Too good....very well articulated.....

Cheers,
Sachin

Sep 20, 2007, 6:48:00 AM  
Blogger Amruta said...

Hi Neel,
Wanted to write to u since so many days. Actually I'm an online friend of Swapnil. Through his blogs and ur comments on it, had heard about u and then saw u in his scrap book while wishing him happy b'day. So out of curiosity, couldn't resist myself and I visited ur profile. There I saw ur blog url and just visited it and believe me, but finished reading all ur posts with comments within 3 days. I was astonished to c so many posts and so many fans. And now here is now one more fan of urs added.
Good going. keep it up. Inspired by ur blog, have started my own a few days back. Plz. do visit and let me know ur reply. Nice to meet u.

Sep 21, 2007, 2:48:00 AM  
Blogger Unaiza Nasim said...

LOL!

Sep 24, 2007, 1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Neel Arurkar said...

Sachin, Unaiza : :-)

Amruta : Ah! That must have taken some time :-) Welcome to the fan club :P. I was unaware of its existence till you pointed that out to me :-)
I will definitely visit your blog.

Sep 27, 2007, 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Tayyab said...

hahahahah i was starting to wonder how after the "knee" incident the story could end in just 3 lines ;)

at least now you won't take swapnil's car for granted ;)

Oct 9, 2007, 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Neel Arurkar said...

Tayyab, you want to read more, dont you?

Oct 9, 2007, 1:06:00 AM  
Blogger EXSENO said...

What an experience. lol

Oct 11, 2007, 4:58:00 AM  
Blogger Ankita said...

Another fan of your blogs :) even the infy one ;)... and espicailly the one-liners on Infy BB :).. keep blogging.. nice to read from ya..

Oct 12, 2007, 3:32:00 AM  
Blogger Neel Arurkar said...

Exseno : :)

Ankita : Even the one liners? :-O ;-)

Oct 18, 2007, 8:33:00 AM  
Blogger Prashanth M said...

ROTFL... wonderful narration...

Oct 30, 2007, 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Neel Arurkar said...

:-) Thanks bro

Oct 31, 2007, 5:41:00 PM  
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