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Monday, August 08, 2005

Goof up #2 - The Thing called miracle!

My life is one big goof up!!
I am always making mistakes, exceeding deadlines, making some body or the other feel bad.....getting into trouble....fighting with sis.... my life is spent correcting the mistakes that i have done..... Do i have a tough life???

hey!! But that is me..that is the way i am made..if i stop these goof ups..my friends wont even recognize who i am.....hmmph!!

and what keeps me going , despite all these troubles..well....some faith and lots of hope!

:)

so, what happened now?, you ask....well..here goes...

Last thursday, i took the direct bus to office from home, with the library book , i had borrowed from my friend, in hand,in case i got a seat, i can read it duirng the one and half hour journey.....but as usual, i do not get a seat....as the bus was meandering through the many turns and bumping through the ups and downs...i gave my book to a passenger who was seated to hold....so i can get a better grip and try to stay on my foot....

standing for an hour and 15 mins took its toll on me..i so totally forgot about the book....came my stop and i got off from the bus and walked towards office...and then went to chola sheraton..and then work and then suddenly i remembered...

"didn't i have something in my hand in the morning..apart from my handbag that is????"..uh oh!!!

A hundred emotions came crashing in on me....it wasn't even a book on my library card..it was my friend's book.......i didnt know what to do......i wouldn't have minded if i had lost a book that i had borrowed on my card..i had lost my friend's book....and so i decided to try to get it back....somehow....

And so , on thursday, i went to the bus depot near my house , from where the bus starts, and enquired.....no hopes there...one bus conductor i spoke to, smiled and said that one can find only grazing cows and not offices in that place....but it was not my fault that i stay in the suburbs....its all the government's fault as usual.....

and so i decided to take the same bus the next day (i.e. friday), but to my mis-fortune, i found another bus-conductor, not the same one as thursday...i asked him, he didnt have an idea..but asked me to go to Little mount bus depot...and so i got off in saidapet and walked to that depot,it was quite a distance beleive me......hmmmm...and the scorching sun.....i reached this other depot and enquired about the lost and found section..and was directed to another place, where i was asked to wait till 10 AM, that is when the people would start coming in..and so i waited.....hoping against hope...

10.15 AM, a man walked in and i described my book to him....he didnt have it....there was a suitcase full of engineering books..but not a single novel.....now i smiled thinking that i have company.....
:)
but poor thing , whoever it was, who had misplaced that suticase.....

and so, i produced the ticket, i had and they verified if that particular bus belonged to the Little mount depot or some other depot...and two phone calls later, they informed me that i had to enquire the Alandur depot.....


and i didnt know where this alandur depot was...OMG!!!It was already 10.30 and i had to reach office atleast by 11 AM.....so off i went....and felt very guilty when my friend asked me if i could return the book by monday.......

Saturday i was sick as hell......cold and fever..i couldnt go to the alandur depot..so i decided to call up the library and ask them as to what i should do about the lost book...should i buy and replace or shall i pay up in cash.......sunday, i requested a friend to go to the depot for me.....and got only negative news.......

So today morning, not really feeling all that well...and having the additional burden of having to tell my friend that i lost my book....i took the very bus i take everyday and to my surprise found that the same conductor, i saw on thursday was there...and so i decided to aks him if he saw any book....and he replied in the negative and started telling me about how other people forget things..and how many he had collected and left in the lost and found section in the bus depot..when suddenly...something magical happened......

The same lady, i had given the book to, on thursday, called me and gave me the book.....and i thanked her profusely..i stopped short of falling at her feet actually...it was so nice of her to keep bringing th book everyday, in the hope that the owner would come looking for it....

There are loads of good people out there...

And this is my little miracle......
:)

25 comments:

Prabu Karthik said...

First Little mount depot, appuram alandur depot.... Hmm. MTC conudctora nalla edhirgaalam irukku unakku :D

actually avanga book kondu vandhadhu periya miracle...

whenever i read people's travails like this, i am reminded of What sujatha wrote in Kalki golden jubilee malar.
by the story,
karthik will go around the city searching for shakthi his wife who will get caught in an accident.

u guessed it right idhu alaipyudhey story. but mani ratnam vera madhiri eduthirupaar.
it was written before "Alaipayudhey" obviously

Chaos said...

Ahem... which book was that? ;)

monu said...

@PK
amaam..avanga book kondu vandhahdu periya miracle thaan
:)

@sanjiv
it was your book buddy....now, will you ever lend me another???
:))

Fathima said...

Will I get my purse which was pickpocketed in "11-H" on November 2, 2004? It was a blue color one.
:-((((((((((((((((
Well, hope is life.

monu said...

@fathi
hope you get it.....
:)

viji said...

aandavan kettavanuku 1000 trouser kodupaan...eduleyum naadaa ve irukaadhu...
nallavanuku ore oru trouser thaan kodupaan... aana belt oda kodupaan :-)

monu said...

@viji
LOL
:)

Vivhyd said...

oh thats a very nice gesture indeed Monu.. although U can say that. the lady could have finished reading the novel during the weekend and thght y not return it.. good one.. never ever heard of Alandur.. :)..

ioiio said...

Ulagathula enna maadhiri sila nallavanga irukkaaangannu nenaicha sandhosamaaa irukku :))

monu said...

@viji
it is a place in chennai....

@ioiio
nenaps.....
:))

silverine said...

This happens only in Chennai I guess.You were really lucky :)

monu said...

i know and i am thanking my stars for it
:)

vasanthi said...

You are really lucky. I have lost 100s of things in my life so far including gold, cash etc etc-I have never found any of these things back.So God is with you I guess

Vivhyd said...

monu.. I am not viji.. :))

monu said...

@vasanthi
even i have lost stuff..loads of it.....only this time i was lucky!!

@vivhyd
oops!sorry for that one.......

Chaos said...

Sure ... why not.. I know giving u stuff is always a risk after ur experiences during travel

monu said...

thanks sanju!
:)

Kaps said...

Happy to know that your strains to find the book didn't go in vain.

Anjali said...

thank god they dont follow the rule finders keeper.monu lucky u

Ansh said...

now thats a really sweet story...happy for you monu!

AF said...

So sweet of that lady. Good for you monu.

tamilan said...

neengal bus'il oru lending library arambikkalam enru ninaikiraan

monu said...

@kaps
it only re-imposed my faith that no effort ever goes waste...

@anjali
i dont get u

@ansh
thanks!

@af
hm..i thought os and told her too...that it was real sweet and kind of her

@tamilan
naan aarambicha avalodhaan...thalaila thundu potundu poga vendiyadhu dhaan

Matter of Choice said...

hey u r lucky!

but the post was so engrossing...i was praying by the middle of the post that u will get the book back!!!

careful next time :)

cheers
anish

Iris said...

Small world
small miracles:)
A nice trip to the past.