I have had quite a few surprises and shocks since I came back home... For example, I heard that petrol prices shot up to some Rs.48 or something (well... somewhere near 50! It was 37 when I left! :O). I was surprised to see new roads laid all over the city and by lots of other things. But one of my biggest shocks came on the day that I got another "expected shock". Does that make sense? Let me try and explain.
It was Monday. I had waited for this day for so many years... it was finally here... The day for me to go and get my learner's license. I had finished a couple of driving classes already. Yeah... that was another big event for me... I drove a car on the main road on third gear for 15 minutes! (yay me!) Getting my learner's license was an "expected shock". Expected because... well... I have been waiting for it for so long! It had to come some time! And shock because I still cannot believe that the moment was finally here! I have waited for sooo looong! And that day, as I walked out of the Regional Transportation Office, I just found it so hard to believe that I actually wrote a test and was getting my learner's license! Finally!
My dad and I had left early that morning. We decided to take an Autorickshaw to the R.T.O. Driving the scooter that far in the sun would be hell. We went there, went through all formalities, I wrote my test and it was time to head back home. We caught another auto.
Things were going on pretty smooth. Traffic was also not that bad. Then all of a sudden, my dad and I hear this weird music... a ringtone... I hurriedly checked if someone was trying to call me. Nope. Nobody calling me. Then where was this coming from???
The autorickshaw driver slowed down, pulled over and took a cell phone out of his pocket and walked away.
my jaw dropped
Don't get me wrong here. If you can afford a cell phone instrument and connection, then there is no reason why you shouldn't have one. One of the basic needs of human beings is to stay in touch with loved ones and the rest of the world. But since the wonderful concept of carrying a cell phone was introduced to me very recently, just watching that guy happily park the autorickshaw and waltz out with the phone made me... well....
:O :O :O