Its now officially proven, I can only stay a day at the maximum without S being around. Yes folks! I landed in Chennai this morning after a pretty eventful journey last night. More on the journey later, but now I am must do a little jig – Yayyyyy!!!! I am Chennai! I am in Chennai! for not the weekend only but for ten days!!! yayyyy! yayyy! yaaaaayyyy! 😀
I had already prepared myself to stay through the weekend in Bangalore and meet S for the Vinayaka Chathurdhi, next Wednesday. But then, I got to know of the indefinite transport strike that would start today and my heart slipped a beat. What if the strike goes on until next Wednesday and what if I miss my chance of meeting S? I felt nervous. I couldnt hold my hands from booking a train ticket immediately. The question of how will I deal this with my manager popped up only then. I went ahead and decided to tell her the truth and luckily, she had no issues with my plan 🙂
Its been almost one and half years I had to do anything alone – travel especially. Being the person who gets worked up pretty easily for simple things, I plan and start very early. As I was only recovering from my viral fever and on top of it, having very less time to pack – I was running like a headless chicken from one room to another. After struggling with a bag, trying to squeeze in as much as I could I breathed normal again. I completely forgot about the dinner, if not for the weird sounds my stomach was making. Quickly fixed up maggi and thats when the power went off. I got all the more tensed and blindly started to move. Thankfully power came back just before I stepped out. I am so not sure how I manage to pack heavy bags. It always happens to me. Needless to say, both my backpack and hand bag were very heavy. I missed S every other second. He would take care of everything and I would just join him. How wrong of me to have depended on him? Further to make me more tensed.. the key got stuck on to one of the locks which neither was locking nor giving away the key. After fighting with it for good 5 mins, I got the key back. Getting on to a bus to railway station was as painful as always. I would usually have S by my side, who would not let me touch even the lightest bag. But yest, there I was standing like a donkey carrying two heavy bags and the bus was nowhere to be seen. As luck would have it, I had to change two buses yest and I had such nightmarish experience. I am really not sure, when will our country men learn to behave properly? When will a women standing alone on a road after 9.30Pm be not looked up on as cheap? When it be safe for a women to travel alone in India? I think I am trying to find answers to questions that will not even make sense in our country. I faced all this last night and at the end of it, I felt frustrated. Its so not easy. But… I am in Chennai now. It was really worth suffering so much last night. I havent met S yet, Sir is very busy with his work. Waiting for it to be evening soon – both S and my sister will be home!! Yayy!!
I know.. everything is temporary – we getting together now and we staying apart. But I am happy, I am here now!!