Friday, February 08, 2008

All My Bags are Packed....

...err, no, not really.

But here's a reality check on the way things stand:

  • I ran to the drawing room from the shower to answer my cellphone but the bright light there reminded me just in time that there are no curtains the drawing room windows. (They're at the dry-cleaners)
  • The spare-room bed is COVERED in stuff that needs to fit into two suspiciously small suitcases.
  • The car is being sold tomorrow. No, not to Honey. Yes, of course he is heart-broken.
  • I have explained to 6 different Reliance Telecom representatives over 4 different phone calls over 2 weeks over about 14:56 minutes of Airtel talk-time that I want to cancel my subscription and not transfer it to someone else and that I cannot possibly take up their kind offer of a low-rent scheme because it's of no use to me in Dubai.
  • Since Tata Sky provides no refunds I have gifted my subscription to someone for 1500 Rupees. (Angelic smile)
  • My good friend (the salesman at the curtain shop) is thrilled to have 'exported' curtains to Dubai. His clientele previously extended to Khandala, as he proudly told me (after presuming that leaving Bombay meant I could only be going as far as Panvel).
  • I may end up stealing the VCD of Padosan from Jagan Bhai of Chariot DVD as no one has come to retrieve it and I haven't had time to return it. It is a 99-Rupee VCD which he rents out for 45 Rupees. I think his business will survive.
  • I have cleaned up nooks and crannies of all my kitchen shelves and bedroom cupboards, and discovered some things I thought were lost (and some that I’d forgotten even existed).
  • I have said my farewells to Candies, Toto’s, Café Britannia, Just Around the Corner, On My Own, Linking Road and all the other usual suspects. Tomorrow, I will bid a beerful, oops, tearful farewell to Café Mondegar.

More again from the other side, my friends. I fly to desert lands soon. Imagine my next blog post done on camel-back amid sand-dunes. Sighhh...

13 comments:

aunty g said...

Excitement awaits you, dear, on the other side || Hope, with all my heart, that you enjoy the ride || Take care of Anando and yourself || And produce plenty of that pelf || That permeates your blog -- we'll patiently abide!

Diligent Candy said...

Wishing you a safe and happy trip. Congrats on the new home.
Plis to be sending postal address soon, need to ship your adoptee and go on a long holiday!
On a more serious note I do need your address honey ...email soon...

Nits said...

I am so confused. I thought you lived in Delhi (didn't you say so when I asked if you'll help adopt the kitty in Bombay?)... anyway, it doesn't matter. I have been away from Bbay for 7 years and for some reason the thought of you, some one I don't even know, moving away is making me sad. I am coming down tomorrow nite to Bombay - surprising my parents! Weird huh? C'est la vie.

Good luck with everything! And yeah, Mondy's will be a nice farewell :)

dipali said...

Au revoir, mon ami.
Travel safe, arrive with hope, and have a great stint in Dubai:)

eve's lungs said...

A happy beginning somewhere else sweetie amidst the sand dunes , oases , camels , sheikhs and souks !!

the mad momma said...

if you want to sue Reliance.. lets talk. i have given up my connection, paid my bills, handed over the instrument and even got a letter from them saying we're all clear. but a year later, we're still getting letters from patiala house calling us to court for non payment of dues. sigh.

Anamika said...

Aunty G: Thankee Thankee.

Candy: Yes, yes, I will send you the address once the house is ready to receive the adoptee.

Nits: Simple: My parents live in Delhi. I was there for a long time when we first interacted because my grandmom passed away around that time. Marriage brought me to Bombay, and now takes me to Dubai. So you're surprising your folks! What fun...have a great holiday!

Dipali: Thanks a lot.

Eve's Lungs: Yes, that is all what Dubai is about. Am hoping to build it into something more in the next 2 years.

MM: Now I'm scared. They're supposed to refund our money i 2 months' time. I hope that works out! Else, yeah. let's piss them off by suing them!

karmickids said...

And what a tearful farewell it is. Bye Anamika, and more from the other side of the Arabian sea.

Anamika said...

Karmickids: Thanks. With all the beer, it was rather cheer(s)ful :)

Anamika said...

Have fun in Dubai.

On a diff note, the Bong Chef link on your page....do you know where she has disappeared? I used to read her blog regularly and recall seeing some comments from you on her blog and vice versa.

A Muser said...

Good luck setting up house in Dubai! Hope your jharoo substitute works just as well :)) Am sure you had a beery wonderful farewell at Mondy's. I'll soooo miss your Bombay posts, boooohooooooohooo!!!!

Anamika said...

Anamika: Bong Chef is fine. She's taking a break from blogging but is very much around. Sandeepa, are you reading this? See, so many people are asking about you!

A Muser: I think my TRPs went up because I took you on notsalgia trips. Never mind. Welcome to an armchair tour of Dubai :)

Anamika said...

Anamika: Bong Chef is fine. She's taking a break from blogging but is very much around. Sandeepa, are you reading this? See, so many people are asking about you!

A Muser: I think my TRPs went up because I took you on notsalgia trips. Never mind. Welcome to an armchair tour of Dubai :)