Thursday, July 24, 2008

d wheels of d bus go round n round


I've been travelling a lot lately...well not exactly to exotic new places or anythin..just goin back n forth frm home n college.anywayz,this involves a lota travelling via bus.and this..on d better days gives a lota time to think.i mean d days where ur not hanging out the door tryin to avoid ppl's elbow,feet,whatevaz from pushin u outta the bus.but even then,as i cling on for dear life, lotta thoughts run thru my brain.most of the time its just "im gonna die i m gonne die im gonna die today!!" then i try to take in everythin i see cos these i figured wud b the last few things i'd see b4 i die - someone's sweaty back of the neck,someone's hairy arm,dirty windows,green streaks outside which turns out to b trees but looks like streaks cos of d speed at which d bus goes.this gets me thinkn of aperture n shutter speed in cameras n the whole oh wow our eye is jsut like a camera thought.
on better days, when i manage to park my behind on a seat,then its not too bad.i still believe that that wud b my last ever journey,nd try to memorize the driver's face so that i can hold him responsible wen i reach up there.i've even recorded a lil goodbye msg to my friends n family on my phone.but then how my phone is gona survive the crash wen i won't...i try not to reason too much.i try to listen to music but even the loudest volume cant seem to drain out the driver's inneccesant honking.i sometimes glare at him so bad as if they'll burn holes at the back of his head n then he'll learn his lesson n regret having honked while i was on board.i generally enjoy d the bumps n jumps of bus travel.i guess i just got used to it.hated it just this once when i jumped up real high from the seat n hit my head on d roof of d bus.other than that i try to see it as a roller coaster ride.its especially fun wen ur standing..my friend n i sumtimes play this game where we gotta stand upright without holding onto anythin on d bus.loadsa fun,but most of d co-passengers never seen to think so.humor-anity is dying nowadays.
another amazing thing is that whenever i start off on some really long trip,my bladder decides to have sum fun with me.it alwayz happens!!!so its like crossed legs for some 5-6 hours until i reach.my worries about dying somehow takes d back seat at that point.
u know how in movies,romances blossom in buses,friends or ppl who inspire ppl to write books,make movies,win nobel peace awards,turn into a new leaf are almost alwayz found in buses.mayb it cos i'm not lookin hard enuff for inspiration in d slightly over-weight ladies who manage to crush me to one side of the wall, or the little kids who like to wipe their snot on my bag or the lady with her head out the window puking the life outta her,which is struggle to keep my life in me while the stench "inspires" me to ape her.the best ones r the old men/women who sits in d seat ahead of urs n spits their paan or whateva out the window every half hour n it comes flyin onto ur face...splat!!yes..such is the joys of bus travel.
and no bus is complete without mr.itchy fingers!!those self-respecting men who cant seem to keep their hands,feet,fingers,elbows or whatevaz to themselves.i stare at them long enuff to memorize their faces so that in my next life i'll b born as their mom n trust me,i wudnt bet on winnin d mom of the year award then.
i prefer buses to trains though.trains confuse me.too many things to remember.but then even in case of buses,i have a tough time tryin to remember where im supposed to get off.n i do get off in d middle of nowhere everyonce in a while n have a panic attack.but nowadays i just decide beforehand what i m gona do if i get down where by mistake.its all planned.
other than i luv the window seat.love the strong blast of wind hittin my face (i like it spit free,though), luv it even more wen it rains..not too much..just enuff to make me smile each time a water droplet hits my face.which the person sittin next to me mite find a tad bit creepy.but i dunt care.its one of d few things i enjoy bout those times.i like lukin at ppl on board with me n tryin to figure out wat their name is n where they're goin.i neverbother askin cos i really dunt care.its so much easier to make it up.
so thats all bout my travelling adventure..i ve never really had an adventure to talk off during travel.had pretty boring travel experiences.unless its with friends.then its a whole different story.tell ya mayb sum other time.. ta!

5 comments:

My Musings said...

That was an hilarious one, you seed all those weird eccentric people on bus! its total fun! to travel in a bus!!! with all those oldies, kids, God!!! AM missing coimbatore buses, so much!! well u have some good sense of humour, remember their faces so that u can be bopn as thier moms. Anju!!
sure you'll make the ideal mom n kid!!! ANd good one and the most beautiful part of a journey is! you put your life in rewind mode!!! yoiu get time to go back, cherish all those momentous moments of life!!!

Samiha said...

Hey babe..
When i was reading this, I could imagine you sticking your head out with that pseudo intellect look on yo face. Remember that you wanted to come into the room with the flying dupatta and hair and "the guy" wud break into a song. *sigh* woh bachpan ke din.Yesterday i went to the city and we have like only 2 buses for 500 ppl so it was pretty packed plus cupla 30 ppl left starin n glaring n cursing on the road. The adventurous part was when we had to climb the hill with the sharp turns with the load the bus carried. Poor driver. we are planning a signature petition from entire student community to ask college to provide more buses. aint a pretty scene. and you know what?? I had written a song long back. Yesterday I made up the music and just so that i dont forget the tune, I sung it and recorded it. And I realised the truth - It is tough to decipher what I 'mumble'..

Mohammed Musthafa said...

lol...i cud never pull this one off...u can actually describe bus rides? wow....thts a talent...and u do it in a really humourous way too...anyways....i really gotta say, ur writing is fast paced. dont knw y....but my eyes shoot off the lines, trying to keep up the pace...this is gud, i guess...but i kinda like ur marriage post better....a bit slower and equally humourous....

maybe ur style changes with each post...its gud tht way!

Bryony said...

Keep up the good work.

Shilpa said...

Hey there..

Am new to ur blog.. and it was total fun readin it! was more like readin those campus novels!! Ny idea f writin books?? wish u al luck!