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Friday, June 15, 2007

Hail Murphy!

A friend recently paid a tribute to Murphy's law by observing that whenever we had loads of work piled on us in college, the weather is absolutely beautiful whereas when we are free, it's blistering hot… the usual for Rajasthan... How we wish we could have those cool breezy days for ourselves rather than wasting (umm spending) it on our books... Sigh... Oh well here's another observation.

Bombay traffic. It sucks to the core. It's one of the few things I abhor about Bombay (the others being the dug up roads and the humidity). And somehow the weather and the traffic just HAVE to coordinate themselves to give us one hell of a time (literally). Take these days for example. I stay around 20 minutes away from where I intern. But sometimes the traffic is so killer that it takes more than an hour! And alas on these days it was hot. It was humid. It was many horrible hours spent sweating in that rickshaw wishing I could just apparate to work. On the other hand, sometimes the traffic is not that bad... In fact on these days I'm talking about, I reach work in 15 minutes tops. And the weather on these days? Beautiful, breezy, cool. No sun, no sweat. And on these days you just breeze by the roads beautifully... Nice but annoying! It's like the time spent waiting in traffic jams amidst the fumes must be compounded by the fierce sun... we are not meant to enjoy the breeze then... Oh no... Only on the days we spend the minimum time traveling do we get to enjoy the lovely weather and the occasional drizzle that visits nowadays.

As I was sitting in the rickshaw enjoying the breeze on the traffic-free road today I thought Naah I'm being silly... But then... I saw traffic looming up ahead of me and immediately... The sun came out... Oh no... The forces of nature and traffic jams are indeed in collaboration I concluded... Why else would the sun come out only for the exact time that the traffic jam lasted? Sigh... Our luck is such...

And hence I would like to wish mankind all the best for the future and the present for that matter to live in a world that is unfortunately governed by the law of the acclaimed pessimist but ultimate realist... Hail Murphy!!

10 comments:

SannoySpeaks said...

aaah...vintage u.
i have grown so bored of this collaboration in calcutta that i have decided to find a very good way out of it...air conditioned cars.

another brick in the wall said...

hehe.. yea.. whn u want traffic so tht the time just freezes itself.. the roads are as empty as tho i hav the only vehicle in town.. whn i want 2 speed my way 2 someplace.. there suddenly appear far too many vehicles! its sad!

its somewhat like relativity n well its not :P.. :S.. ok me sleeps.. tatah

Divya said...

Ohho.. yeah Suk I can think of one time u wud have liked trafic to have frozen time... But aaj kal ke bacchhe na... Heheheh cholee :P

another brick in the wall said...

tu toh sabh jaanti hai.. waah bhai :P

raghu said...

walk more na.. its maha helpful to use ur legs more than cars..reely!

Divya said...

Hnhnhnhn... not from Goregaon to Santacruz ya... walked tht much only once... 26 July 2 yrs ago.. from Matunga to Juhu!! Imagine tht everyday... u do it show me!! :P

raghu said...

i used to walk 4 solid 45 mins everyday.. walk walk re..u can do it..come onnnnn! gooo divi!

Divya said...

Boo :P
lead the way oh Ragoo :P

raghu said...

chal next week we shalt walk to office..done

the hoverer said...

well in the overly pessimistic way of murphy another thing is that more important the event and the more you plan to get to it and the more your plannin will help as in you will still get there only on time, unless u plan so extra ridiculously that u in ordinary means will reach an hour ahead of schedule then the roads will make sure that u have to wait an hour extra for whatever ur looking forward to... think mumbai flood