The guy told without looking at me "Come Monday"
Me - "Sir Monday is Off due to Ganesha Festival"
Him - swallows his words and says "OK come Tuesday"
Me - "Sir I need it today"
Him - Now he looks up and says "come afternoon"
Me -"Sir it is already afternoon as it is 12:20 PM"
Him - "OK get the bank statement" to prove the money is credited as you paid by Cheque"
Me - little annoyed -"It is three months and I am telling you it is debited from my account"
Him - takes the acknowledgement slip and goes to a room and comes back in 5 seconds.
Me - Goes to the same room after 30 Sec; ask the lady with computer for the receipt.
She hands me over the print outs.(surprise surprise so this is the time it really takes 1 minutes max)
Me asked for Official Seal
She points back to the first guy
Me come back with the printouts he signs and puts the round seal.
Thanked him very politely. And got out of there.
The whole thing took only 10/15 minutes a max and my good luck that my work was done. Best part he spoke in Kanada and I kept on replying in English. Whatever we do as Indian with watching MTV and eating McDonald a visit to Government Office still remains nightmare which I postpone and procrastinate for ever. As those Officer or a Clark does not change their attitude.
Our trip to South was one for which we hardly planned meticulously. Moreover, my son got fractured elbow but then also our spirit was on high although bit dampened that whether we will enjoy or not; kind of excitement mixed with anxiety, hope and happiness. I still remember the moment we sat in the car and started for the trip which was going to be one of the longest drive with Aarush.
We left Bangalore on 11th December 2010. As nothing much planned we packed some fruits and snacks which could be of help in desperate times and of course a camera to capture the moments.
Bangalore -> Madurai(via Salem) -> Rameshwaram -> Kanyakumari -> Kovalam –> Kumarakom -> Malampuzha (via Palghat) -> Bangalore.
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Although the principle best followed in the case of accommodation is – ‘To each to his own’. In this trip no prior booking was done as we didn’t knew which night where we will be. It was on-spot which Santanu liked most. Well the trip was a great one on our Indica as we sold the car within 3 weeks after returning to Bangalore. It was a sad separation but too much hassle to keep her with change of registration and etc. And now after almost two years all the travel-logs are now published.
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We watched 'taare zameen par' one weekend though he loves the song 'Bum Bum Bole' the whole school system, punishment, separation from family made him sad he did not like the whole thing about Ishan. Looks like it was not a good idea to watch it with him.
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This is our great grand escape plan
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Odometer Reading 0KM – Home 10KM – MG Road 23KM – Hebbal 52KM – Diversion for Nandi Hill 70KM – Chikballapur120KM – (Bagepalli) AP Tourism Restaurant / RAXA Academy Take Left122KM – Big Cement Crane135KM – Lepakshi
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