Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Rain....

We stood at the entrace to college when the skies opened up..... Four of us stood and waited for it to stop so that we could go home... Suddenly, my cellphone rang.. A friend called and wanted to know if I wanted to ride back in the rain... A second later I found myself sprinting towards the bike park, already soaked to the core...

Then I realized that I had some stuff that I didnt want to get wet.. So, standing under an asbestos sheet, I rummaged in my bag and the best protection i could find happened to be a plastic CD sleeve.. I chucked my phone, my iPod and my watch inside it and put it at the bottom of my bag which was apparently water proof. My 'chauffeur' arrived on his Bullet and I hopped on.... Both of us were horibbly wet but still decided to ride in the rain. And we left...

The skies opened up even more sending down a torrent of water on us. I looked down and realized that half the bike was pretty much submerged in the water that had already flooded the roads, thanks to the poor drainage system. We cursed the corporation and continued as I watched the exhaust sputter and send out clouds of smoke along with puffs of water which ended up right in the eyes of the son of misfortune riding behind us. He screamed some not-so-nice words and moved out of the way.

It so happened that we kept getting stuck at EVERY signal we came across. Seeing this as a warning from above, we stopped for a glass of hot tea and samosas from an unusually over-crowded tea-shop. The old man was probably having the best business of his life that day. The rain seemed to be stopping, so we got onto the bike and trudged along but as luck would have it, it started as quickly as it had stopped, drenching us completely...

I somehow managed to move and get off the bike because I thought my limbs were frozen solid! I had to walk a while to reach home and as I was walking there was this cute girl who was walking towards me. She was equally drenched and I smiled at her out of impulse and she smiled back ;) Unfortunately, I'll never see her again. Such is life.

I continued and felt the rush of the wind under my outstretched arms and the pitter-patter of the raindrops against my face. I sprinted the last few meters and reached home, dishevelled and cold. Mom was waiting by the door going "Tch Tch... You got wet... Go dry your hair... You're going to catch a cold.." I walked into my room and my Grandma asked me "Did you get wet?" Irritated, I walked into the shower and turned on the hot tap.... Ten minutes later I got out, humming a melody in my head when Mom called me for lunch... I gladly agreed and watched gleefully as a plate of hot food was laid before me. As we were eating, my Mom asked me, "Where's your phone?"

A plate of flying food and an overturned chair later, I was at my bag turning it inside out and my Mom watched in horror as I removed the CD sleeve, bulged with water with my phone, iPod and watch floating in it. The phone felt funny and I realized that it was vibrating and emitting small amounts of . I tried drying the phone with a towel but it refused to work. The iPod and the watch worked, though. All my efforts to revive my V3i were in vain as i reached out to grab a hair dryer as a last resort... I thought I'd give it a shot and the lights on the phone blinked for a second. The next morning, however, was sunny and I thought my phone would probably work. It did.... And it still works.. ;)

From that day onward, I've always carried a lockable plastic pouch in my bag.. But it hasnt rained.. ;)

5 comments:

kritzmat said...

absolutely LOVE it when it pours! :) and getting drenched in it with friends...! reading a book while watching it rain is another hot favourite :D

was smiling throughout your post...:)

PurpelBlur ^.^ said...

lol
love it!
i ws giggling when gran askd u if u wre wet!
keep me updated !
xx

Pranay said...

i like your writing style.. very chilled out and casual... will read the next post : 'sin'.. it seems interesting..

umangexuberance said...

lol.. this one really made me laugh.. nice blog you have here.. am blogrolling u

Eternal Optimista said...

Lovely post. You are good.
I love rains too.. especially going on a long drive or a long walk while it's raining.. absolute bliss. Funniest part was that about the phone. :D Very recently my dad, accidentally threw his phone into a bucket full of water, it was a pretty much hilarious episode & he got a new phone. :D

By the way, you might like reading this, One of Umang's posts
http://exuberance-umang.blogspot.com/2007/05/finding-me.html
She forgot to leave the link I guess. :P