Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The road trip!!!

After lot of discussions, telephone calls and major planning I ended up sitting im my own room watching sitcoms and waiting to spend one more long weekend sipping on coke and eating pizzas. Then came the eventful phonecall. It was kfc on the line. He suddenly came up with this plan to go to coorg with the Bangalore junta. Now this was not the first time I had heard of the plan and initially was not very keen on the very long road trip. But then suddenly something snapped. I was like what the heck..that is better than sitting at home and putting on some more calories ( we ended up buring quite a few on the trip). So checked the tickets for the last leg back to Chennai. Made a few phone calls to office collegues, rescheduled a few Monday morning meeting and we were set.

Both me and kfc were quite kicked about the trip, as we were very disappointed after all our impromptu plans to go to goa and manali and Kashmir and other spicejet destination,which we discussed the previous night at 1 am while eating bread ommlette at a roadside shop, fell flat. We immediately called rashmis (the name stays rashmis as I am being threatened with serious consequences) surprisingly she agreed. I guess it was more the desire to get away from Chennai rather than the pleasure of our company that motivated her I guess.

We made some extra turns and roamed a few extra streets before we found rashmis place. After having picked her up we then slowly made our way through the narrow streets of Chennai to reach the highway. As soon as we hit the highway, I saw a miracle. Our man kfc who is generally a cool customer became a terror. There was lightning and loud thundering sound and kfc turned into Schumacher who was left on a track. He was under the impression that his swift was a Ferrari and raced on the highway. I have travelled those roads before many times, as my office is 40 km on that stretch, but never covered the distance so fast. Just so that you guys get the message, have you ever driven on a highway and found a super fast car coming from far and honking loud to ensure that you move away and give him the way,which you would be forced to do to avoid a collision, and hten you would turn around curse him and pass a comment on the rash brat, well that car was us and we were the rash brat.

Kfc was enjoying the drive like a pig in poop. He was having blast. Getting close to cars, honking at them, cutting them and generally even pushing much bigger vehicles. It was a super drive, and suddenly there was rain. It was pouring but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our man. He just switched on every light on his car and sped away splashing water on pedestrians and making his way to banglore.

It was a 3.5 hour drive to cover the 300 km ot reach kormangla. Before that we dropped Rashmi off at the nita’s place and proceeded to join sugar and shrik for a wholesome meal. It was awesome dinner as we were very hungry. But there were two interesting incidents after we entered Bangalore

Our man kfc kissed a bike while making a u turn. The bike guy gave him some unsolicited advice and described kfc’s driving skills in the choicest of words to which kfc just replied, “ arrey chal chal”

Then our impatient driver manager to piss off a Honda city driver which led to a faceoff ( and I mena literally faceoff. The guy stopped his car in front on us in the middle of the road, rolled down his window and looked at kfc. That is it he just looked. Stared for 5 min and then sped away)

But then all that was past. We had renewed energy and were desperately waiting to hit the road. sugar was the most kicked, I guess it was because he was looking forward to drinking again and a general 2-3 days of full unplanned vacation. ( I have already described this in one term to you sugar boy :P )

We crashed for the day,but that was only after kfc checked to ensure that there was enough stock of beer for the drive J


Dilip Menda said...

LOL@pig in the poop....Hahahaha

Sagar Balan said...

please complete the travelogue. interesting trip it was.