Well before i start, i would suggest you visit this site http://www.fmylife.com to understand what fmylife means. This site is hillarious, and i have been having loads of fun reading it. Well, little did i realise that i would be soon contributing a post to this site :(.
It happened to me on one of my recent trips to delhi. One of my delhi friend happened to visit mumbai, and the trip was summed up by her in just one word “CRAPPY”. I think i can sum up my recent trip to delhi as being “CRAPPY” too. The flight took off a bit earlier than scheduled, and flight captain thought it was the right time to score some brownie points “all passengers we will reach delhi before time and blaah blaah”. We reached 45 minutes late…huh.
Reach delhi and the airport greets you with warnings..” If you want to be safe take prepaid taxi”. Well i thought i should add to it ” We cant protect you, you are on your own here-delhi police”. Ok so i took a pre-paid and after travelling for 10 minutes from the airport, the driver decided to park the taxi behind a long queue at a CNG station. This was the first time ever i was cursing delhi for shifting to CNG. Delhi still does not have enough CNG stations.
Anyways to my surprise the taxi driver decided against filling up the tank with CNG, and I was breathing a sigh of relief at this time. It was already midnight. Well the driver had actually just delayed his decision, and decided to park his taxi at the very next CNG station that was just a small detour according to him. It was now 12:30 midnight, i was hungry. Taxi driver decided to eat “chole kulche” while i was cursing him from inside the taxi.
12:40 am: finally we were back on road. The moment i thought that the worst was over, yippie we have a flat tyre. Cool. And we are exactly in the middle of a long stretch of road, and what more the jack does not work. WOW 😀
12:50 am: One auto rickshaw in sight. I had to fight with the taxi driver to actually pay the full fare to the auto rickshaw driver. Finally, or so i thought, that i will reach home in peace.
1:00 am: Like they say “we plan, and god laughs”. The auto driver had bandage on his hands. He was driving at only 10km/hr. Damn i was trying to reach home early eat dinner and sleep :(.
I asked him what happened. He told me last night he was attacked by few people with knives. Awsome :), and he was attacked somewhere near my area.
1:20 am: Auto driver tries to take a short cut, after driving for two kilometres, we find that the road is closed. I was now really angry at this guy, and now i made sure he was taking the route i wanted him to.
1:30 am: finally i reached home. A full 1.5 hours ride from airport to home (In normal traffic it takes just 45 minutes).
And hey it is not over yet, auto guy was asking me for another 20 rupees as he got me home safe and sound. FMYLIFE.