Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The guy in the last row

To anyone who has travelled on a bus/shuttle to work in the city of Banglaore, this situation should be disturbingly familar.

There you are in the bus, sitting with half your ass off the seat because neither you nor the software engineer next to you have indulged in anything remotely resembling physical activity in months, legs folded into the aisle because whoever designed these buses decided that the average height of the person to inhabit that seat was freaking 4 feet, looking at the cute girl up ahead, promising yourself that you would go up and say hi the next time you saw her, as the bus pulls into work. Mind you, it hasn't stopped yet. Just pulls into view of the gates. With a good minute to go to actually stop. And that is when this one guy, sitting in the last row, after having suddenly remembered the conference call he has with, oh, I don't know, the Pope himself, decides to get up and start moving towards the front. Steel riveted boots stomping everyone's foot, fake leather man-purse smacking people on the head he walks by, blissfully unaware of the swollen feet and dismembered heads, grinning about the fact that he will, once again, be the first one off this hellride. If that were the end of this rant, we would be in a world too simple. Oh no, not by a long way. This action of the apparent friend of the Vatican, triggers an avalanche of followers, limping and clutching their aching cranium, moving towards the exit. The bus hasn't even stopped, yet here is this line of standing souls along the aisle, waiting to egress. These are the same sporting people who patiently waited for about 1.5 hours on Airport Rd, who now appear to be in a mad rush, with every second making the difference between getting that free coffee at work or having to wait for the office boy to refill the vending machine. And there you are, caught in the midst of all this, listening to your music, still looking at her, wondering what the hell just whacked your head, when you realise - Damn, meeting at 9:30.

Shit boy, get up and move arse !


At February 18, 2005 9:49 PM, Blogger Kumari said...

Nice post!

I am the girl in the first row...think i shall pause henceforth to check if any dude wanted to say HI! :)

Thanks for droppin by my blog :)

At February 19, 2005 10:45 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

And I shall make sure I say hi the next time !


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