Some days life is like walking on a plain road, some days you encounter steep hills on the way as well. But on some days you would also find your day is nothing short of a ride in the most exciting roller coaster. Sharing here one of the most thrilling days of my life!
Up: Boss calls me to meet him. We discuss work to be done for a new client. The meeting goes on & on. I am excited as it is one of the huge media company at the moment.
Down: Me & H leave together from work. The walk till the station is our time to talk about our life & life’s plans & part of our daily routine. He is not keeping well that day & needs to leave at 6. He is hovering outside boss’s cabin to tell me that. I am stuck in meeting & not able to leave with him.
Up: Boss knows about our routine, realises what H is upto & tells him not to worry & he would drop me to station personally. H leaves. I was grinning inside, not sure how H felt about that.
Up High: Boss rides a bullet & I get to ride a bike for the first time in my life. I was fatter back then & not sure if I would fit on the bike. Thankfully, boss had a slender figure & I managed. The first time on the bike was THRILL MAX. Of course I was scared a lot but thrilling nevertheless. I was also carrying a bag of files to be carried for work to the new client next day.
Up Higher: it was monsoon & raining. The feeling that I had just been on a bike for the first time made me euphoric along with getting the assignment of the media company. The rains helped in surging the excitement. I had kept my umbrella & the bag of files on the shelf in the train.
Down Low: When my station arrived, I got down without my umbrella & the bag. I reached the auto stand & realised something was missing! My bag of files! I panicked & started crying & didn’t know what to do!
Up: There was a girl next to me in queue for auto rickshaw. She saw me crying & asked me the reason. I told her about my bag. She told me that she had a friend travelling in the same train & would ask her to get the bag. There was hope!
Down: This happened years ago & mobile phones were not so easily available with everyone. Neither of us had a mobile phone.
Up Higher: That girl’s friend had one. We rushed to the nearest PCO, called her up & asked her to wait at her station with my bag. I called up my home, told mom about the situation, thanked that girl profusely, rushed back to station, took the next train available, found that girl’s friend, grabbed my bag, took the train to home & cried happy tears!!!
This is one experience in my life that I will never ever forget!!! I still think of that girl & wonder what would have happened if I wouldn’t have met her. Miracles happen in a strange way & for strange things!