Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blooper Queen!!

In my previous project, we had a gang of 9 girls and it made quite a sight during lunch time. At sharp 12, all us would march to the canteen and mostly would be the first ones in the queue. We would then cram into a corner table (of capacity 6) by pulling some extra chairs even though whole of canteen would be empty at that time. Then our chatting session would start and it would mostly be the bloopers done by one or the other among the girls..A sample : One manager sent a mail informing that one teammate A got a baby. One of our BQ's was prompt in congratulating the manager for the baby. He was taken aback and was quick in correcting her that it is indeed A's baby and not his! Needless to say each one was very competitive in this area and we had endless laughing and teasing sessions. I was supposedly the most mature n sensible of the lot. So you can imagine how the others would be... And these sessions used to continue for about 30-40 mins i.e. till the canteen gets crowded and people start giving us dirty stares indirectly asking to stop our non-stop non-sense and giggling and give them the table. OK coming to the point - today was my day to be the BQ :(

We had a programme at 10 am and since it takes some 30-40 mins to reach the venue, we decided to start at 9 am. We were 10 of us in 5 bikes and I was the only one who had been to that place and knows the route. So everyone was to follow our bike. One pair was in a scooty and they were very slow and managed to get lost in the first 100 mts itself. Everyone felt that if we proceed in that speed we are going to reach the venue may be only by 12 or so after the programme ends!! So we decided to do some crisis management and were checking who among the pillions could drive. It was only me and another guy N. When N took the vehicle and started asking questions like “Which is the brake?” “Which is the accelerator’ etc and everyone decided it’s better if I took the driving seat. First of all I was not comfortable as it was not the type of vehicle that I am used to and also it’s been 6-7 years since I have driven. Moreover I hate driving in Bangalore roads and I knew that the rain and the narrow by lanes would make my life even tougher. But since there was no other way out, we started with N as my pillion and I soon realized why the previous driver was so slow. The brakes were so loose and the helmet was too foggy with scratches and I could hardly see anything in front of me. When I used to drive, brake was something that I always used to check on a regular basis and dad used to insist that if it is not in a proper state I am not supposed to take the vehicle out. But I could not do anything about it at that time but managed to take a better (clearer) helmet from another friend and proceeded. It was a one-way and so I just went ahead thinking there is no way the others could get lost there. But soon after the second turn I found one of the bikers chasing me and asking me to stop and they asked me “Where is N” who was supposedly my pillion rider!! I was really shocked to see my pillion seat empty. I remember him getting on when I first took the bike and I thought that he fell off and I didn’t realize that. The other bikers couldn’t control their laughter but I got really scared. Since it was a one way I couldn’t go back to check what happened to him. Finally I was relieved when I saw him coming unhurt. Apparently he got off when I was pre-occupied with exchanging the helmets and he thought I’ll stop after a test ride with the new helmet but I just went off!! Anyway my very understanding and considerate colleagues have promised to flash this story in office and I have no idea what version will be coming from them... Keeping my fingers crossed…

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15 comments:

mathew said...

LOL!!! i can imagine the look your face and N's when you took off without waiting!!;-D

Amal Bose said...

ha ha..
poor Mr. N ;-)

Sini said...

hahahaaaaaaaaaa.. ;))

usha said...

and you call that a blooper!?
ask poor Mr. N, who was abandoned mercilessly on a one-way road in Blr! :D

btw, would be more interested in hearing the various variations in its publicised version! do keep us posted on that! :P

Sajan said...

Guys, you should have seen Dhanya's face when she realized how far she had gone without 'N' :) LOL!!!!!!!!!

Devil Incarnate... said...

Godd..Poor N, he mite hav had a tough time as u left him tat way..
smeone shud hav taken ur snap at that time :D

Dhanya said...

@ mathew : What look? I was really scared that time :(

@ Amal Bose : Poor Mr.N ? Then what about me??

@ Sini : :(((((((((((

@ usha : What abandoned? No one asked him to get off in between na.. Poor me.. :(

@ Sajan : oho.. obviously u won't expect someone to get off in between!!

@ Devil Incarnate : ha thank God no one got that idea at that time !!!

Santosh said...

ha ha ha ha ha

sandeep said...

i can see that this is ur version :) now, where can i read the real version :))

Sadhana said...

U were more worried abt brakes and helmet.. Poor 'N'... u were driving after 6 yrs.. should have worried more abt him ;)

Eashwar said...

I think N did it purposely. He might have overheard you saying that you are driving after 6 years!!lol

Dhanya said...

@ Santosh : hmmmm :(

@ sandeep : This IS the REAL version.. All others are fake !!

@ Sadhana : The theory is if helmet n brakes are fine everything else'll fall in place :)

@ Eashwar : No No that secret was revealed only after we reached the destination :P

Bindhu Unny said...

A movie-style one! ha ha ha :-)

Ajit said...

@Dhanya comment to @Sadhana: "everything else will fall in place": Well, Mr.N place was the road, huh? :D

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Very entertaining and typical movie style. Keep writing.

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