Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My Biggest Disappointment……….Part-2

21st sept'2004

peria katturai.........

arrived colombo at 4.30am
I was carrying 54kgs luggage (irrukadha pinna? after 2 1/2 yrs I'm goin to india nah)
so I took a stop-over in colombo to keep my luggage…
after formalities, I straightly went to bond baggage service ( whr I can keep my 54kgs of luggage in the store for 4 days @$10/-day)(I chkd it thru internet)
I asked to the lady in tht counter..
Me:- g'morn, I jst want to use the bond baggage service..
She:- sorry , tht service is not available for time being…
Me:- so, I can come in the afternoon?
She:- no, the store is under maintenance and it will take atleast 2 weeks…
Me:- I startd telling my whole story……………………………….in the last ,
whr I can keep my luggage for 4 days?
She:- if u hav any relation or friend u can keep it ther…..
Me :- (myself-(idhu ennaku theriaadha)……… ok thanks….
I left the place thinking on my mind ( inimel internet information ai nambakooodadhu!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Wht to do next?
lots of ideas came in…
1. take one cheaper lodge and keep the luggage and go…..while coming back pick it up…….
2. call one of my cousin and let them take care of my luggage…….
but I knw, nothing is possible…u knw why?
on my way bck to chennai , I hav only 40mins transit (no stop over allowed)……
I cannot carry my luggage all the way to s'pore bcos, only 20kgs allowed and I had already 54kgs..also I cant pay excess baggage for 34kgs….if I take, again I hav to pay excess baggage from s'pore to chennai ……………
kodumai da saaamy…. (My First attack)
totally confused….
after lots of kolumbufying, I decided to reduce my luggage weight and carry the rem'ng with me….

refreshed…look at my watch...
local time is 8.45am..and my flight to s'pore is at 00.30hrs (22nd aug'04)
still lots of time to go….(disgusting)
I do hav some friends in colombo….so, I calld one of them (college mate)
Me:- Hello, naan gopi pesuren….
Venki:- dai vandhutiya?
Me:- aamam, airport la thaan irruken..
Venki:- veetuku vandhutu poriya? time irruka unnaku?
veetuku vandhutu poda….?
Me:- adhuku thaaney call pannunen…( enna oru suthamaana poi )
Venki:- half an hour la naan anga irrupen, wait for me….
Me: ok ok ….
bit relaxed….
in the meantime, I shifted sme of stuffs into 2 bags (around 18kgs) to giv it to my friend and one for my cousin
he came around 11am.. (bcos of peak hr traffic)
went to his home….gav the bags to him…(surprised)
we chatted for 1 hr, thn I took lunch and slept till 6p.m….and
got ready, went to the airport around 8pm……
while leaving my friend said,
dai jst plan for a trip for 2 days to stay in colombo b4 u go to kuwait….
I said , wil try and rushed in …..

My Second attack welcomed me........

finished customs checking and handed over my pp and ticket to the counter staff ( she's also a lady)
She:- whr u r travelling?
Me:- (lookd up the LCD monitor it showed (UL*** to s'pore))
Singapore…
She:- do u hav visa ?
Me:- ya…(showd to her)
She:- no, this is malaysia visa, show me s'pore visa
Me:- (kannu theriaadha kab*****)…both are in same page=> see here……..
She:- oh, ok ok …….
she took the pp and ticket and went to her supervisor in-charge and both were discussing something
I got tensed….(whts goin on?)
finally she came bck after 20mins
Me:- anything wrong?
She:- ya, ur S'pore is valid till 21st sept'04 (ie till 11.59pm)
and ur flight is at 00.30am on 22nd sept'04. so we cannot allow u to travel, kindly take ur baggage and.....
Me:- took back the pp again and read properly, its written as…
Ur entry to s'pore shud be on or before 21/09/04, while ur ** visa valid till
26/09/04………
Me:- reached already the high level of tension, frustration, ellamey…….

I wanted to cry loudly but I laughed at myself…(sare aaana maanga(I'm) )……..
its 100% my mistake

it’s a matter of only a half an hour (12am to 12.30am.) => but it bothered me a lot…..(lifetime)
Kaiku ettunadhu, vaiku ettalai ey?............podhum da saamy….

I really duno wht to do next again….its already 11.30p.m……..

My Third Attack.......

chekd the flight to chennai, my bad time again started working....
ys, all the flights to chennai are not fully bookd, but its over booked……

myself =>am I'm in a bad time in colombo? Or my time is bad?

whtever it is , I managed to get a ticket to travel chennai only on 24th evening …….

so yet another 3 days had to stay in colombo, doing nothing…………..
except going to casino's(money puller)

later i cald my friend muthu and told him the whole story........... they laughed like *****
(still they used to tease me).....

Gopi avanukey vatchikitaaanda aaaapu..........

Bad time - Sweet Memories..................

PS:- this year sept, i'm planning again ( ha ha ha) , but this time no publicity ......

Think Big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers!!!!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

TamilPonnu said...

OH MY GOODNESS... that's just sad.. bad timing!!!

but ur post is hilarious..

wish u good luck for ur next trip.. hope all goes well.

kuttichuvaru said...

Oh God!! patta kaalile padum nnu kelvi patturukken.... tats really bad... Gud luck this time!!

neighbour said...

eppaaa... ennaga idhu.. iappadi yellam bad time varumaa valkailaaa...

onnumae nenacha mathiri nadakalla pol irukungaaa...

indha time aapadai yellam nadakaadhu dont worry.. payanam nalla padiyaa mudiyum..

My days(Gops) said...

@tamil:- thnx, wil try to make this time...

@kutti:- adhuvum patta idhathiley padum...
pattruchi, palla kaatiruchi...
thnx, this time i'll ....

@neigh:- thnks.. kandipa indha thadavai poven...

PS:- to all.
if ur time is bad, everything will go wrong...

Jagan said...

tht does sound funny ...

Ramesh said...

kodumayo kodumaingo.. i still cant believe that u missed the dates on the passport...

first time here...

Jeevan said...

hope this year trip will be fine. when my uncle return from singapore, he luggage is over load, so he open his luggage and teared the (attai)board which was cover the things which he buy there. now his luggage weight was low.

My days(Gops) said...

@jag:- ya it does...

@ramesh:- welcum here, bad time workd for me...so no excuses...

@Jeevan:- thnx, decided to carry only minimum luggage this time..

visithra said...

good luck for the next one ;)