Sunday, 16 September 2012

An Utterly Unpleasant Day

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Yesterday morning I awoke at the scream of my daughter. I looked at the watch first and it was like bloody hell. It was 8.30 A.M., I awoke exactly one hour after my daughter's school starts. Than I looked at my daughter, she was all teary. It was the day of her second round of selections of her Spell Bee Inter school competition. I had no words to console her. I was just thinking 'how could I do this', 'why did I not put the alarm on'. I re-collected myself since I had to face her. I apologized her and asked her not to  cry, since her tears were drowning Mama with guilt and said that God might have some surprise in store for us in it. Hearing these she tried very hard to control her sobs but somehow the tears showed on her face. 

To make her a bit happy I prepared her favorite egg noodles for breakfast and let her enjoy it watching her favorite TV program and myself set down with the newspaper. The headline literally made me sick- diesel prices hiked by Rs.5/- and only six cooking gas cylinders in a year. That mean again there will be price hike in everything - food items, taxi fare, bus fare and above all how to cope with only one cylinder per two months. I lost my appetite of further lingering over the newspaper and engrossed myself with household chores. 

Evening at 4 o'clock me and Akanksha set out for her Art School(class starts at 4 o'clock) and usually after that we go to her dance class but yesterday I agreed to her idea of going to watch a dance drama of her bestie, Meghna at Gyan Manch Auditorium. Though I am not in favor of missing classes but she was taking full advantage of my situation. To our surprise we struggled to get a taxi and we had to walk quite a distance to get one and by the time we reached for the class we were quite late but the teacher was very sweet and he allowed her to get into the class; though it was a different thing that if I would been at the teacher's place I wouldn't have allowed. :D

After the class was over I asked the teacher if he knew the address of Gyan Manch auditorium. He very nicely explained me the address and told if required he would draw it for me in a piece of paper. I very kindly thanked him and told that he was loud and clear to me and came out and called my hubby who was out of town for the address. He gave the direction and we reached the auditorium and made ourselves comfortable. I did not call Meghna's Mom since she would be busy and I did not want to disturb her. 

By the time we reached the hosts were felicitating the chief guest and the guest of honour and than the program started with a welcome dance by the children, which was not too impressive. Than a few little boys played the guitar and I told Akanksha that if she missed her dance class because of this than I was very disappointed. I could see the tautness in her face. After a while she asked me if we were in the right place. To that I opened the invitation card and saw that her doubt was right. I asked her to follow me quietly and coming out read the invitation card properly and found that it was scheduled for next Friday. I was so mad and felt stupid of not even going through the card properly and was just thinking what more surprise was in store for me. It was pouring heavily and we did not have an umbrella because the weather was quite pleasant when we left home. 

So started walking in the rain searching a cab but there was none. We walked for nearly two kilometers unknown of the roads since I was never in that area before. Still we kept on walking till we saw a known landmark, the Planetarium. Akanksha was very tired but I was in a hurry to reach home so asked her not to stop and keep following me and we walked till Rabindra Sadan, another five hundred meters walk and still there was no sign of a cab. Than I saw a bus and asked if by any chance it goes towards our place and the conductor nodded. I hurriedly asked Akanksha to board the bus knowing that she feels sick in buses. After we got down she was feeling sick and was not able to walk but still I was thankful that we reached home safe. 

Reaching home Akanksha asked me, "Maa what was the surprise that God had in store for us today". I did not know what to tell but replied, "We got to know where Gyan Manch is and we were able to find the way back home from an unknown place and it was no less than an adventure to go and sit in somebody else's program, after watching for full one hour suddenly realizing that we were in the wrong place", and we both laughed. I was trying to sound positive but I knew that it was no less than a nightmare to me.

All these things happened to me for the first time. For the first time I forgot to put the alarm on, for the first time I started late for any class, agreed to Akanksha's idea of missing the class for watching a program, for the first time I thought of not calling someone that I am going to their function and for the first time I did not read an invitation card properly and the outcome, everything turned out to be a nightmare.

Did you ever have such an aweful day?

I apologize to all my blogger friends for not being able to visit them regularly from last few days due to some unavoidable important engagements in my personal life and from now onwards will surely be regular.  

30 comments:

  1. Phew... that was a tough day indeed! Anyway alls well that ends well..

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    1. Yes Deepak all is well that ends well..:)..thanks..

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  2. Oh my goodness! I think we've all had one of those days. I always feel that life is a balance. We'll have bad days, but the next may be the most wonderful ever!

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    1. You are very true Kay and today I had a wonderful morning and as it is rightly said that the morning shows the day..so my day is also wonderful too..

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  3. I believe such incidents are likely to happen when all the boundaries( Principles) made by us are crossed!
    And they remain unforgettable!

    Best wishes :)

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    1. Thanks Simran..yes, when we forget that there is a supreme power above us whom we sometimes ignore and to show his supremacy all these things seldom happen..:)

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  4. Hmmm we all have such days.....but, we've to extract something positive out of it....I liked your reply for what was the surprise?...May be, If I were in your place...I would've stayed silent..:P Not knowing what to say...Enjoyed reading your post...

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    1. Whatever amount of negativity may be inside but have to display positivity before the child :D..glad that you enjoyed..:)

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  5. Looks like you both had a tough day. However, you both will look back at this day and have a good laugh.

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    1. Thanks SG..it is indeed going to stay fresh in our memory for quite long..:D

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  6. yes I have had such awful days when everything goes wrong ! But I loved your reply ... its gonna be a b'ful day tomorrow .. enjoy !

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    1. It was a wonderful day today..thanks TTT..

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  7. Loved the way she takes a positive outlook of things...Kudos to the little gal!

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    1. Thanks Jaishree, hopw this attitude remains in the long run too..

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  8. WE TRULY ARE BLESSED THAT SUNRISE FOLLOWS THE NIGHT.

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  9. Whatever happens, we have to take it as an experience. Moreover GOD is with us...!

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    1. From cradle to grave life itself is a continuous process of learning..Thanks..

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  10. That was a long walk, Ranita, from Gyan Manch to Rabindra !! Phew...Your li'l one is an angel. Very nice to see kids with such steady minds!!Love her more n more...:)
    All's well that ends well....
    hugz to both of you!

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    1. Thanks you Panchalidi..it was indeed a long walk and my little one was too clever to not complain since she felt it was her fault..though I know mine was more..Yes ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL..<3<3

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  11. Oh what a day you had but these test our strengths and yours is in your fortitude, and also Akanksha. I am sure one day you will both look on this day and say, "Do you remember when..." and maybe have a little laugh. I have had these days and years have passed with some. I can smile and sometimes chuckle at the thought when discussing them with our son.

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    1. Thanks Denise for your wonderful wonder and I too believe that it will always make us laugh and will always remain a memorable incident throughout our life..

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  12. Never happened but I would be very difficult for me if I had been in your case. You handled it rather well. BTW, the way you answered her question was good. I think you are a very good mom. We all have our bad days...:)How about her spelling bee?

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    1. Thanks Saru..u know it is always difficult to answer the children of today's world..but somehow it worked and she laughed..and it is her mere luck that the spell bee round will again take place on next Tuesday..lets see what she does..

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  13. hahahhahah ....it was definitely NOT a bad day...but enterprising one. I remember I forgot my new home address and sat for few minutes in someone's drawing room "comfortably". Excellent post..- Anonyel

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    1. Oh, she did that. Ranita...:) You are an adventurous person :)

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    2. @Anonyel rthanks a lot and is not it crazy to forget one's own address..hahahahaha..

      @ Saru the adventure is not mine its Anonyel's..

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  14. Awww, really bad. Hope you don't have to go through such days again..

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