Friday, May 04, 2012

Chhoti si kahani se

Thu, 11.16 pm - watch pipe burst in bathroom.

11.17 pm scamper to gather buckets (2 nos.) to hold gushing water

11.18 pm - change and empty bucket

11.19 pm - change and empty bucket

11.20 pm - phone guard for help

(rinse, repeat till 11.30 pm, throw in SOS call to plumber-too-far-away-to-help, and decision to not call husband-too-far-away-to-help)

11.31 pm - get entire building's water source shut off

11.45 pm till Friday, 6.40 am - dream about water

6.40 to 6.45 am - whine all about it to suddenly wide-awake husband
6.45 am till 9.45 am (i) plead with plumbers (3 nos.) to come over asap

(ii) pray that neighbours don't break down my door and yell at me with morning breath

(iii) join work conference call and sound intelligent

(iv) pay plumber and resist urge to hug him

10 am - brush, shower, rush to work

3.34 pm - breathe, tell the world about it.


Pragyan said... frantic incidents of our life can be turned around to be funny! Really nice of your neighbors to understand - or did noone figure out the cause? ;)

Thinking Cramps said...

Hi Pragyan :) Thankfully no one complained. I think they were just being patient - plus I realised that a lot of the people in that line are retired older folk who were not in a hurry to leave for work.

Early Bird said...

join work conference call and sound intelligent :D
it made all the difference to an otherwise plain topic

Pragyan said...

There's something for you in my blog!

Rrishi said...

The incredible efficiency of Mumbai. The plumber he came, he saw and he conquered, all at the crack of dawn? In Delhi, asambhav.

Sue said...

OK, time for another post, wouldn't you say?

Mallika Ganguly said...

Frantic frantic frantic