Death of the Sunday

Yesterday was possibly the longest day of my life. It started at 4 AM, I kid you not, 4 AM. This was mainly due to a little something called...

Yesterday was possibly the longest day of my life. It started at 4 AM, I kid you not, 4 AM. This was mainly due to a little something called Statistics and Operations Research. I had completely fooled around on Saturday after coming from my English exam (Which was so-so. I hate English exams. The syllabus was complete crap.) so I had to wake up early to revise formulae and even figure out a few concepts in OR. I left to my exam centre at 8.30 am, and reached there at around 9.15 (its at the other end of the city, off Old Mahabalipuram Road) only to see people mugging formulae which I hadn't even heard of. But I didn't panic. I knew that if I tried a stunt like that, I'd end up forgetting what I had already learnt. So I just sat there and spaced out for the next half an hour after which I went to my room to write my paper.
It was incredibly hot day and I actually had a lot of fun pissing my invigilator off by "sitting inappropriately". Before you get any ideas (!), I was sitting with my legs crossed on the chair, which according to my invigilator was apparently very unladylike ("No ma, you is not able to sit like that. Sit legs down ma").
The exam was ok. I am pretty sure of most of my problems. Maybe I screwed up theory, I gassed a lot. I'll pass. Which is pretty great for 4 hours of study (Like I said, I fooled around too much on Saturday after coming back from my English paper).
I finished my paper in two hours and left the hall. And you'd think, it being a Sunday, the rest of the day called for some well deserved rest.
It didn't. I got a call from my audit manager asking me to report to office. Good Lord. I had inconveniently forgotten to take cash from my father in the morning as well. I had a grand total of Rs.30 in my wallet.
Which could mean only one thing.
B-U-S.
After some investigation regarding bus routes, I managed to get on the gloriously empty M7. It had a grand total of 5 people including one couple who were only too keen to show the rest of the planet that they were in love. The route was pretty terrible though, painfully long. On a brighter note, I managed to see parts of Chennai I had never seen. After getting off at T.Nagar, I was terribly tempted to go home. But I persevered and managed to catch another bus to my office. All this in 38 degrees of magnificent Chennai heat and an empty stomach.
And work stretched to 8.30 in the night. My mother called only once though and when I told her I would be back only at 8.30, she said "ok, catch an auto and come".
I think she's losing the whole "oh-my-precious-delicate-daughter" vibe which I have mixed feelings about. I mean, its great to be independant, trusted and all, but I am really not satisfied with the folks at home until I see some panicking and some "Aiyo Rama"s. I was almost angry at them for not being worried. Which is something I can't explain, really. I have always complained about my mother's endless worrying, but now that she's not worrying, I am angry.
Complex emotion, this.
Anyhow, I somehow managed to leave by saying that I had class in the next morning.
Only when I reached home, I realized it was Sunday.
I think its some kind of karmic action for having too much fun the previous day.

And that was how my weekend died. With statistics, work, sugary tea and Good-Day biscuits.

Forgive this post, I am completely out of ideas and my neck hurts from all the staring into the computer. So I thought I'd write about my Sunday. Or the lack of it.

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22 comments

  1. bus la poga apdi enna kashtam??

    btw, this calling up and checking and saying aiyo rama runs in your family. Yeah, really. I've been on the other end to listen a lot of times :) (you know what I mean) :p

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  2. Whoa! I hear you. Its unfair when a weekend passes by without actually having some fun or relaxing. Karma hahhaa, I believe in that too! :--)

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  3. Achacha loosie. I think you need some Ram-time. So here are three 1hr coupons.

    Hmmm.. in any case good to know you did Stats exam well:).

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  4. My Sunday was no different, inspite of it being alive...I think I'm just more easily bored these days!

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  5. drifted from preethi's blog..

    this reminds me of my college days.. with all the college buses with different routes.. and us planning to escape from college to enjoy life.. lol.. and i dont know what is the exact lady like thing to do.. it never has made sense to me.. oh well.. hope ur exam was well..

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  6. why do i get this strange feeling you are from psbb?

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  7. well well.. so you are indeed from the ole shithole..

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  8. >>Maybe I screwed up theory, I gassed a lot. I'll pass.

    ROTFLing at that!

    >> I was almost angry at them for not being worried.

    I hear you! I used to be the same way when I was in college. When dad used to say "auto pidichu vandhudu" ( from the bus stand which is about 2 kms form home ;)), I used to be irritated that he isnt worried about his princess any more. Yeah- we all complain that they dont let go and when they do, we get this huge seperation anxiety :)

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  9. Nicely written, especially the part about the parents. Why do you have a problem with English tests? I would think you would be good at them.

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  10. rofl@"no ma,you is not..."

    M7? aha, sounds like some ammunition! :D

    lol@mom-not-worrying bit!yet to get to that phase...here, detailing everyday activities to Mom on phone is a routine! :)

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  11. @gradwolf
    poda! matta madhyaananthula oru ota bus-la eri paaru, you'll feel my pain :P
    And yea, runs in the family...lol

    @sk
    tell me about it!

    @ok
    Hm, I thought I used up all my 'Ram-time' coupons to an extent that you cancelled my account.
    :P
    Stats i didnt do well n all. Unna maariye...konjam sumaaaru only. :P

    @preeti
    lol, I think I'd switch my sunday with yours any day. Nelama...

    @ani
    hey! yea, bus routes are pretty confusing, especially when you only know 3 or 4 areas in the city. ;)
    And yea, exam was ok. :)

    @chokka thangam
    Who the hell are you?

    @daisy
    Ah...you feel my pain :)

    @BPSK
    Its just that the syllabus is horrendously boring and stupid ("What is your opinion on reading for pleasure?" and other questions like this where you're expected to write long moral type essays. bleaurgh). I'm good at them, its just that I don't like them. :/

    @wt
    lol! m7 is a bus from Thiruvanmiyur to T.nagar via Velachery. The full trip (approx 20 km) costs 5 bucks. pretty sweet deal huh? lol

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  12. if there were only 5 people on the bus, how can the poor couple show off to the whole world?

    oh, and yes, ma, u not sitting like that ma :P

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  13. well, obviously a schoolmate who despises that very fact. who you probably did not know much about even earlier. i prefer to keep it that way. anonymity is a nice feeling.

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  14. 38 degrees magnificient wonly. On sunday, I was shunting between GRT and Rmkv at T.Nagar with family.

    And btw, why are there so much 'kudiyon' at GRT and Rmkv? One feels lost.

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  15. haha i've got that comment about "sitting inappropriately" from my teachers at college too!

    i wonder whats wrong with crossing legs.

    :P

    and the bus. i hitched a ride on four of them today. and i must say, they were pretty good :)

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  16. cud u tell me how u forwarded from www.lavanyamohan.blogspot.com to www.chutneycase.com

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  17. Oh I had a "Worst Day" Sunday last weekend.Will be writing about it. Some days are bad real bad.

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  18. heat+chennai buses! poor you :)

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  19. which is exactly y sunday is actuall a 'no sun see' day :DDD spent sleepin thruout the day!

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  20. Oh I had a "Worst Day" Sunday last weekend.Will be writing about it. Some days are bad real bad.

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  21. well, obviously a schoolmate who despises that very fact. who you probably did not know much about even earlier. i prefer to keep it that way. anonymity is a nice feeling.

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  22. Nicely written, especially the part about the parents. Why do you have a problem with English tests? I would think you would be good at them.

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