Tuesday, August 4, 2009

chalti ka naam gadi....

yep...chalti ka naam toh gadi hi hai...boss hum toh puri tarah se sehemat hai...!! kintu parantu bandhu...chalti(gadi) ko jo chalata hai i have tremendrous respect for them. seriously!! but never before had i ever considered to even think about the tough job that a driver actually has... we generally, in fact always, take them for granted...they are just supposed to drive well...any mistake on their part is like blasphemy...something so wrong that needs divine retribution...
june 22nd '09...i enrolled myself into a driving school...i had always been facinated by cars...am a die hard NFS player...i so wanted to learn how to drive...i just had to learn it! after a month of training the exam date was announced. i registered for the test to be held on 4th aug '09. i was very apprehensive about the test...cause passing the test meant that i promised responsible conduct on the road...a small miscalculation on my part could be fatal not just for me but for others as well!
Passing this test meant i was ready to take up a great responsiblity and carry out my duty as a good citizen who cared for others...not just humans but all living beings...and i braced myself for it...
i practised hard for the test...and at last the D day arrived...
almost 3 hours in the afternoon heat followed by a long walk to the nearest police station...the verifications...the viva...the few seconds in the driver's seat....
i was at last permitted to drive freely throughout the country. i returned home totally dehydrated (drank 5 glasses of 'nimbo pani'... 'Lemonade' to the Sophisticated!) but happy...happy to have won over my fears...happy to have realised a long cherished dream of mine. its been years since any of my dreams came true...the last one was on 7th april '03 when i was elected student council member in school...and the next was today...4th aug '09...just 20 days more and then i'll have the license to be free...

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