What prompted me to write this entry was the first part of the title to this entry. If you didn’t know or can’t recall, then let me tell you that ‘On time is a wonderful thing’ is the tagline of GoIndigo. That’s the airline whose flight 6E 258 is going to take me to Delhi today and it has been delayed by two hours due to the prevailing fog conditions at my destination. I enquired for my flight timings via SMS and I got the delayed status of my flight. But at the end of the message, ‘On time is a wonderful thing’ was not missing! Yeah, you read it right, it was NOT missing. So being two hours delayed is being on time, isn’t it??
Two hours delay also means two more hours of ‘wait’. Well, I thought about this term- ‘wait’- and got some interesting memories- old and current- and couldn’t control the urge to share them with you.
Since the last four days I have been waiting for my new mobile set to be delivered to me which I ordered from HomeShop18. With a promise of a two day express delivery, I am now waiting for the courier-wale bhaiya to deliver it to me at least on the fifth day today! And due to that I have been seating in my balcony since the time I woke up and praying that every passing by two-wheeler would be my courier deliverer. But no, I am still waiting! And if it is not delivered within the next 3 hours then I don’t know how long I would wait for it to reach me!
But I remember, back in October 2010, on the 20th day, I had a similar courier delivered to me and then it was unexpected as well because my wait hadn’t started then. I was supposed to get it delivered to me in the first week of November but I got it almost 10 days beforehand. Good. I had liked the surprise! :)
To while away my time, I called a friend of mine, but he asked me to wait for half an hour so that he could talk as he was in a class right now. Ok, again wait! I talked to another friend in the morning and he was in a train and so I am waiting for him to return to Delhi so we can talk. Again, wait! Moreover I am waiting to get back to college and catch up with the 7 days of classes that I have missed. And frankly speaking, 7 days of classes missed at MBICEM is something huge!! Missing even a single class is disastrous there, and I have missed seven straight days! Wow! Now I am waiting for the reactions of my teachers, some of them who are teaching my class for the first time!! Let’s wait and watch what happens!
Seriously, being on time is a wonderful thing but we all have got into the fashion of waiting!! Isn’t it??