Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The price of carelessness is too much, say 175 bucks...

The weather forecast for the weekend was awesome, it was supposed to rain with a maximum temperature of 14 degrees. And it is going to be all gray with no sun or blue sky visible.

Awesome??? Yes of course, these are the days that you can wake up as late as 10 AM and have your breakfast and again go back to bed just to wake up for the lunch. Might have to wake up a bit early in case it is your turn to do wield your magic wand at Kitchen!

But, I don't like sleeping for more than 16 hours a day, so I woke up Saturday morning and around the usual time and started the daily routine of watching movies. I have lately started watching movies at a rate of 1.5 movies per day. Am feeling like my eyes are being stretched to the limit. But, sorry, can't stop watching movies as I love it.

By evening, I had finished 2 movies and I decided to give a break to my eyes. So me and my roommate decided to go to a disco, have couple of drinks and dance for sometime. I wanted to comeback early so that I can watch the India Australia match, at least the first batting...

So we got ready around 10.00 PM and reached there around 10:20. When we went inside, it was completely deserted. The disco's get lively only around 11:30 PM here. I like to reach early so that I can sit and enjoy the drink before it feels like it is too crowded. Of course, once it is crowded we can dance also as nobody will notice us in that crowd...

The music and crowd was really exciting and it was not long before we realized that it was 2.00 AM and the disco was closing for the night. We came out and went to the place where we had parked my friends car. And it was not there. We looked around for some time thinking that the drink might have blurred our vision. But no, the car was gone...

Now the question was if it was stolen or towed away. Just then, we realized that it was towed away, as it was a private parking lot. It was raining heavily and before long, we were drenched. And it was 2:15 AM and no way to go back to our room...

It is a predominantly African-Americans area and a lot of cops are there and it was scary. We just went and talked to a cop and he told us to call the number of towing company and we called and we got a message saying they will call us back tomorrow morning...

We called for a cab, waited for it around 30 minutes and finally got home. It was a costlier lesson about parking your car. I was not at all in the frame of mind to watch the match and went to bed straightaway...

Woke up next morning and went and got the car back. I just hope, I don't make anymore of such costly mistakes..!

2 comments:

Venu said...

Nee aa statil enthaayaalum match kaanaathirunnathu nannaayi...illengil you could have titled the post- "Idi vettiyavane paambu kadichu..."

Arun Jose said...

hehe... that is true!