Sunday, October 4, 2009

Run of life

2 weeks back i was on a one day trip to Namakkal accompanied by 2 other colleagues to attend one of my colleague's marriage. Marriage was in the morning 6-7.30 AM, we attended and went back to the hotel and napped for a couple of hrs and started from Namakkal around 1'O clock and reached salem around 2.30 PM. Our Return train was from salem @ 3.15 PM and the name of the train is 'DHANBAD EXPRESS'. We had a quick lunch and reached station by auto @ 3.00 PM. The digital display in the station read that 'DHANBAD EXPRESS' will arrive at Platform No.1.we reached the PF.1 in few mins and my watch showed 3.10. When we reached the platform there was a train already waiting there and the name of the train read as 'ALLEPY EXPRESS', so we decelerated our walking pace thinking that once 'ALLEPY EXPRESS' goes off the 'DHANBAD EXPRESS' will arrive here.

    The other 2 guys got busy with their mobile phones,one with his wife,the other one with his 7th true lover and i was jus observing the persons running here n there suddenly my phone went on ringing and it was Mani one of my old colleague but still we are in touch, coincidently he belongs to salem and i was talking with him meanwhile the train started moving. We all 3 of us were busy with this hand held device, The train started to run @ a good pace and and and....i was dismayed to see a name board on one of the coaches reading 'DHANBAD-ALLEPY-EXPRESS'..... my heart missed a beat or two by looking at that, for a moment i went blank and came back to reality becoz the train's pace was so high that it needs a hollywood action hero :-) in you to chase n catch that. I turned and shouted on these 2 guys... hey Graham bells !! u saw that ? this the train we have to board ... this is the dhanBAD Express. for a second we 3 froze and started running towards the train, the worst thing is i have a BackPack and a plastic cover in which i have my shoe and the most biggest hinderance my weight... I am 114 kg giant wearing a floater which was not at all letting me to run.... so slippery it was still i ran like i never before have done that. The moment i placed my left foot on the steps i could feel the speed of the train it should be moving atleast @ 30kmph, a spine chilling experience but i regretted for that after making it. What if i have slipped, OMG i couldnt imagine. really a haunting anecdote.

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