Time: 11.05 am
Place: Railway Station
The taxi driver asked “the new side or the old side?” The father replied “the old side”. After alighting, they saw the train information display and realized their mistake. They started running towards the new side of the station; the men leading and the women panting behind them. Even the arthritic mother was running!!
Time: 10.15 am
Place: Somewhere on route to railway station
The traffic light became green but the taxi started with jerky movements. The taxi driver stopped the cab few metres away on the roadside and tried again. There were four passengers inside. A couple and the husband’s parents. Panic was setting in. The train was due to leave at 11.15 am. They were so looking forward to the weekend getaway trip to the nearby beach. It being a weekday, horrible traffic was expected in the morning. So they had left for the station by 9.30 am. But now, due to this unexpected event, they had to change taxis midway and waste precious time!
*BACK TO PRESENT*
They made their way through the crowd…shoving, pushing, half running….dragging the trolley suitcases…Onto the long over bridge to the new side..The arthritic mother climbing the stairs…showing immense determination. All they needed was just five minutes more. ….Yes!! they were close.. just few metres more…
To be continued…..
First the good news!! My thesis work is over and already submitted. Yeyy!! My 2nd Masters of Engineering is almost over! The viva-voce examination remains. And so I am back to blogging!! While I was away, my blog crossed 5 Lakh hits!! Yeyy!!
I see some bloggers have taken up NaBloPoMo. So many unread posts to read and comment..and now this??? Bachhe ki jaan logey kya??
But I guess taking up NaBloPoMo is the most selfless act in blogging. Because you just keep on posting and don’t really expect your readers to comment on each, right? True “Geeta” stuff!
Now before I shift to Bangalore and go on new trips to new places, I should finish writing about the old ones!! So what you read above was the description of the beginning of a trip. The four people were my in-laws, D and I.
So were we able to catch the train or not? what do you think?
To know what happened next read the next part!! coming up soon!!