“Chalo ek wallet khareed thein..(“Let’s go buy a wallet..)..And u know any nice leather stores here?”
“yeah..i know one..um..it’s near Chiranjeevi Blood Bank, Punjagutta. i’ve gone there two yrs back..we’ll go n find it..”
They searched around Panjagutta Circle, but dint find the place. During their search project, they inquired one pan shop person..he said Chiranjeevi Blood Bank was there previously in the immediate left galli (street) to his pan shop..but it was shifted to Jubillee Hills, a couple of months ago.
“Oh…shit..then let’s go Jubille Hills…”
“Okay..then…let’s move to Jubille Hills …… and hey.. wait a minute.. we’re not here to find Chiranjeevi Blood Bank.. And it doesn’t mean that the leather stores too shifted to Jubille Hills ..let’s check on dis left galli first…”
Moral of the story?? We often do several searches intended for a particular purpose but we may get side tracked by leaving the actual purpose aside. So be balanced and focused at the original intention though there is a new purposeful discovery due to the side tracked elements….. i dont know…
Note: Well, this post is taken from my first blog called DD, some time during the year 2006 based on a practical experience. Got to remember this incident cause i was on chat with that friend this morning and felt some nostalgia. the comments below posted are taken from my old blog.
Posted in Humor, Thoughts | 23 Comments
on September 14, 2006 at 9:44 pm | Reply varshavnaik
heh heh heh….happens sometimes…we forget what is it we are actually looking for..not just literally
on September 15, 2006 at 8:44 am | Reply Rauf
Went to Guntur in 70′s, landed there at 7 morning. Had to find a hotel to stay. All full near the railway station, no rooms,
took a cycle ric, told the guy I want a room, Chaloo saab.
10 in the morning I was still on the road. No rooms anywhere.
We’ll try one last place. He took me in to gulies
and gulies, finally found one. Roof top asbestos sheet roof in the height of summer in Guntur, never mind, took the room paid the ric.
Wandered around the terrace, found an adjoining movie theatre, Shankarabharnam running there.
11 in the morning, feeling hungry, lets have breakfast, dumped the bag took ten rupees, locked the room gave the keys at the reception and set out looking for a veg restaurant. Couldn’t find one nearby, went walking further up. Located one after one hour,
it was lunch time. OKKAY ! ordered something. While I was eating something struck me like a thunderbolt.
WHERE AM I STAYING ?
Forgot the name of the place I took a room, never paid attention in the first place. I stopped eating, King of morons I was.
Then I remembered it is right next to a theatre where Shankarabharanam was running, will not be difficult to locate it, I patted my own back for my smart observation.
Finished my breakfast, paid the bill,
asked the guy at the counter where Shankarabharanam movie is running.
Whichee thatter ? he asked
Shankarabharnam which theatre ? what do you mean which theatre ?
Whichee thatter ? he asked me again
I was getting irritated,
Shankarabharanam SHANKARA BHARANAM the movie where is it running ??
Whichee thatter ? He was getting pissed with me too.
Where Shankarabharanam is running ?
Then he yelled at me ‘ Shankarabharanam is running in eight different theatres in Guntur’.
I came out, completely lost, in a town I hardly know, just 2 rupees in my pocket. All the money was in my hotel room.
and I don’t know where I am staying.
OK Lets take a ric again and go to all the eight bloody theatres to see where I am staying.
What if I don’t find it ? How will I pay the ric ? I’ll get bashed up.
Thought of a plan I asked some one the names of the theatres got some but no use
Decided to walk in each direction and come back to the same spot and go in different direction.
I was very angry. How can i be such a moron ?
When ever I asked for direction for the theatre
they all were giving me funny looks. No more seeking directions, as planned walked in each direction
finally found the theatre and my lodge at 7 in the evening, i was on the road for the whole day.
Looking for a place to stay and searching for the place where i was staying
Now i was hungry again.
Oh dear no more of that
I was tired. went to sleep instead.
on September 15, 2006 at 9:11 am | Reply Tarun
hehehe good they realized before they reached jublee hill….
on September 15, 2006 at 9:58 am | Reply bati
he he ….gud one…
on September 15, 2006 at 11:32 am | Reply Vijay
Rauf: Very funny story… happened to me once in HK.. I wandered deep into a market.. I knew the name of the Hotel but no one could understand me… Found my way back by looking up at the HSBC tower.. took me 2 hours..
on September 15, 2006 at 1:30 pm | Reply Harpreet
yeah bro..sometimes u need to experience to experience the thing…lol..:)
on September 15, 2006 at 1:35 pm | Reply Velu
Search for A near B near C, and where was A anywayz???
hehehe… Cud grasp the spirit of this post!!
on September 15, 2006 at 3:18 pm | Reply Ramya Varma
I can visualise the entire scene.
And finally you both gone to the leather stores?
on September 15, 2006 at 8:55 pm | Reply travel plaza
Ha ha…funny story. I can imagine the whole scene.
But what happened with Rauf, that’s scary. I would not like that one bit…to be lost in a strange place. I’m glad you found your way back buddy.
on September 16, 2006 at 12:36 am | Reply Hul
searching for palem leathers? adjacent to Y2K biriyani….! start bargaining from 75% of what he says. you can get the stuff for atleast 40% of the quoted price. also pretend u r some Govt. Officer and that u come there many a time. This worked for me lots of times.
on September 16, 2006 at 1:28 am | Reply Abhishek Upadhyay
Great post man.After a long time something humorous from you.
on September 16, 2006 at 2:15 am | Reply ankit
liked the new icy blue template ,,it’s cool!!!
on September 16, 2006 at 6:44 pm | Reply Teri
That’s a funny story! It’s been too long since I’ve been here – lots of great stuff to read!
on September 17, 2006 at 12:01 am | Reply MoodsAndColors
Yah every now and then we loose focus.
The story of Rauf above reminds me of a story named ‘Dusk’ by Saki where the narrator was duped by a young man. All that ends well is well.
on September 17, 2006 at 10:08 am | Reply Shankari
The template is COOL!
Loved the two stories- yours as well as Rauf’s! Happens to me all the time, but then I never try to reach the place (giving up after 1st attempt), just go where the raods lead me.
But guess what? Soon enough (too soon) I land up where I supposed to reach
on September 17, 2006 at 10:24 am | Reply Praveena
mera ghar ka patha boloon? Umm… landmarks kyah kyah boloon…
on September 17, 2006 at 11:11 am | Reply Abaniko
Hahaha. Admit it, you’re the one who said, “let’s go Jubille Hills…”
on September 17, 2006 at 10:59 pm | Reply alapana
well,did you find the leather shop in Panjagutta or not:) By the way i was searching for a toy shop at Panjagutta today for that matter:) How is Aarush by the way.
on September 18, 2006 at 7:16 am | Reply invincible
haha, so was the leather shop really moved?
on September 18, 2006 at 5:28 pm | Reply How Do We Know
THis IS Funny.. a true blue joke material for a Khushwant Singh joke..
on September 18, 2006 at 6:33 pm | Reply karmicjay
LOL.. Pretty funny!
on September 18, 2006 at 10:49 pm | Reply scarecrow
on September 18, 2006 at 11:05 pm | Reply sush
lol, tht was funny! half the time we forget the main purpose of the search..