Monday, May 23, 2005

What goes around...

He rushed out of the lift, towards his car.. he was running really late for his flight... and it was a flight he had to catch, if we was to go as as far in his career as he wanted to... and he was confident, both about the flight and the career.. for he was an aggressive driver who knew how to have his way in the crazy metro trafic...he zoomed out of the carpark, much to the chargin of two drivers who almost crashed into each other.. in fact one of them still couldn't get his car under control...he couldnt care less..he was a veteran of such occasions, in most of which he had a direct hand...
he reached home, still running late, packed, got dressed and while waiting for the taxi, called the airport... the flight was on scheduled time, she said, but a litle bit of flirting made her divulge that the flight might be delayed, because the pilot hadnt reported in yet.. he leaned back, relaxed, more confident than ever before now... but that was shattered as soon as he encountered a traffic jam.. he called the airport, encountered the female voice again, and made sure that the regular check in time was waivered for him...
but inspite of all his threats to the driver, he was only able to reach the airport 5 minutes later than the scheduled take off, but he was sure that the pilot would have gotten stuck in the traffic, and the flight wouldnt have gone... but he was told that the flight had left on time with a different pilot...apparently, the scheduled pilot had not yet reported in...
as he was trying to get a ticket for the next flight, the pilot walked in, looking irritated.since there was nothing to be done, he tried to make conversation with the pilot..."i missed the flight too.." he said, smiling.."well, i wouldnt have", grumbled the pilot, "except that my driver was late. apparently some idiot zoomed out of a car park and made him crash into a median....."
until next time, take care, for we cant close all the loops...

16 comments:

dreams said...

manu scripts,

quite intresting one. u are a potential short story writer. I enjoyed reading them.

Cheers,
SD.

Pallavi said...

GAWK

Stone said...

hahaha, truely What goes around....comes around :-)

Poornima said...

I sincerely apologize to all the people whom I've barged on while on my kinetic! To all those on bikes and cars when I crossed the roads while my fingers and thoughts were on the keypad and frantically messaging! For all the squealing tires that I pretended not to hear!

Let me not miss my train please!

manuscrypts said...

dreams: thank you :)

pallavi: why so??

manuscrypts said...

stone: i am hoping it does..:)

poornima: living dangerously, are we?? :)

sqrl/NT said...

unpredictable as ever...:O) I expected the dude would get the plane and the plane would crash type ghessa peeta stuff..but this was cool . Could you please publish a book?
Thanks
Sqrl/NT

GratisGab said...

Hee Hee! Nice. And unexpected as usual.

Kraz Arkin said...

Oi Moebius.

manuscrypts said...

sqrl/nt: publisher nahi milega, aur book chhap bhi gayi to khareedega kaun!! ... but thx :)

gratis gab: :)

Angel said...

Wish I was as brilliant a ficion writer.. :)

manuscrypts said...

kraz: no stripping here!! :D

angel: oh, come on!!

Elixir said...

lol. serves him rite...

satchit said...

hey man,

I agree with most of the commenters here. u should seriously think about publishing a book! :-)

manuscrypts said...

elixir: absolutely agree... but i believe it works this way, though it may not be as obvious as it is in this case..:)

satchit: would love to, but..:)

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

:-)