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.
- Distance: 25.40 km
- Time: 2:40:44
- Avg Pace: 6:20 min/km
Race Day ….
Last Saturday, it was father & son time again as Pamela in school after long summer vacation. Aarush was doing his part to keep my hands busy and asked him are you a Nut for being such naughty? And the apt reply was “Yes, I am; I am a coconut”. Could not stop laughing for a long time. Even though we call it a nut but coconut is not a nut botanically?
Scene-2 One Chief Minister of India decides which countries are allowed to play in one Indian state for IPL. Well she is not the first one to do there was a stage set for the same in Mumbai long time back. Looks like it is not impacting cricket much and everyone is happy with IPL Season –Six.
Scene-3 One Indian minister comments on drought. I am leaving it out and saving myself from typing.
Scene-4 In Facebook, there are opinion on Aloe-Vera to politics, economy, technology, history and what not. Well like top 3 example I could just ignore them or comment or hit the humble ‘like-button’. Not sure why there is dislike button ? May be it is more “Gamification process” than “engaging”.
Scene-5 in a recent party heard people refusing airline based on their country of origin. Does it really make sense ?
The same person avail other products/services of that same country directly or indirectly for sure in today’s connect world. Just for the record I was drunk and wise and remained mute :)
As said in the first really thinking on the digital/social context as here I am expressing my opinion without any heart-full argument on the same.
Anyway reached Bijapur and we opted for Hotel Pearl on Station road. The hotel is a very basic one and does not carry any recommendation, some websites and friends mentioned about Hotel Madhuvan were we did enquire from Bangalore. Any way after a quick checkin we headed towards the attractions of Bijapur.
On the negative side it resulted in longer drive for me and dropping few destinations from Northern sea-side destinations. Now we have to do that another time as it would require another sojourn of a week to complete. Here is both the list for a easy reference.
|Day-1||Bangalore||Hospet - a simple a laure drive||365 KM||Hotel Malligey|
|Day-2||Hospet||Hampi - Day Trip in Stone Age||15 KM||Hotel Malligey|
|Day-3||Hospet||Aihole + Patadkal , night stay in Badami||158 KM||Badami court|
|Day-4||Badami||Banashankari tempi and badami cave followed by Mahakuta Temple and drive to Bijapur and covered as many place we could||142 KM||Hotel Pearl, nothing great checkout others|
|Day-5||Bijapur||Early morning Gol Gumaz - we were the first and sole visitor of the wispering gallery. Head out to Bangalore by 9. lunch at Chitradurga and visit the fort and drive back home||527 KM||Sweet Home|