Going Insane in Cyclonic Rain! :)

26 Nov

Bleep…a mail popped up on my screen…

It was from the HR guys…asking us to leave one hour early as there was a cyclone alert in Chennai raised for today evening.
There were murmurs and smiles around, till about the very last line was read…December 5th was the day we had to put in an extra hour to compensate for today’s let off. One said, “This mail is a mere eye-wash from the HRs….” and the rest agreed with him.

Ting Tong…a message popped on my Moto as I was busy winding up for the 5pm escape.

It vaguely read – “There’s Cyclone alert…Lets go the beach?” – it was Rahul and I went wow! My teammate was like “Are you nuts? Go home”…Aparna said “I want to kill you…and you want to go to the beach to die”…Nive was like “Paagal hey kya? Ghar ja”…and so at 5pm, I called up Rahul to confirm. πŸ˜€

On reaching home, mom called. I cut her call, and called back (“beta jab se kaam karta hey, phone bhi wahi karta hey” is her fav. liner…so I adhere to it! :D)! She was like “Its very chill here in Bangalore today, am on the train back home…heard there’s a cyclone alert there…where are you now?”…I told her that I was at home but had plans to go towards the beach side for dinner! Surprisingly she didn’t object…just said, “be careful and get back home soon”! May be she has understood that her son would do the things just the way he wants to…not mamma’s boy anymore! Hmm..

6:20pm: Its a steady drizzle…I start my Activa and head towards the beach…along with Rahul, who was waiting at the petrol bunk near my place on his bike! And in exact 5 minutes we are on the beach road, semi-wet. We park our vehicles near the Barista franchise, and head to buy some peppermints! πŸ˜€ This is when the thing we came to enjoy and experience happened…it starts to rain like crazy and to beat it all were the high velocity winds…Man, must say we both had a hell of an experience…LOVED it! πŸ˜€

I must confess that two negative thoughts came into my mind as we were battling the high speed wind + rain…1. What if some object thrown by the wind came and found us as its target? and 2. What if we step on some live current wire?…I asked Rahul about this, but the ruthless bloke just laughed at me both the times! :mrgreen:

We were by now all drenched and soaking…had this feeling of being a sponge….we then went to Mash, a burger/sandwich/pasta/sizzlers joint located on the first floor of a building facing the beach…and the rest of the evening till I returned home around 9 15 was about hogging, chatting, meeting new guys (Rahul’s 3 roomies had dropped in) and some talks that cannot be said here. πŸ˜›

Overall, it was a mind blowing experience. πŸ˜€


That’s meΒ on the beach facing porticoΒ of Mash, with the deserted beach in my background. The lack of light and usage of a cell phone as camera, is exactly why this photo isn’t clear. πŸ˜€


Posted by on November 26, 2008 in Friends, I~do~such~things


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14 responses to “Going Insane in Cyclonic Rain! :)

  1. iselldreams

    November 27, 2008 at 1:20 am

    u wnt believe it but in the evening after leaving office
    even i got soaked very badly…i m scared now thinking tht might make me sick again…
    i felt like Sponge Bob…LOL
    nice pic!

  2. aparna

    November 27, 2008 at 8:59 am

    u guys are its confirmed

  3. .:rV:.

    November 27, 2008 at 10:42 am

    heh heh.. Was too Good.. especially since u treated everybody.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Sigh.. I dint get to see either the flying cows or lochness.. 😦 😦

  4. goodearth

    November 27, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Whoa! that must have been a awesome experience!! so thrilling πŸ™‚ wish i was there….

  5. amrita

    November 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    :p wen i live alone i”ll do that too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. bluediamond

    November 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    mind blowing indeed to get wet in the rain, especially on the beach!!……

  7. Revs

    November 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    and i missed this. You guys called me and I MISSED IT!!
    waah waah waah!! 😦
    chal chod!!
    looks like u had fun!! HUMPH!! 😐

  8. Sujatha

    November 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Wah wah!!! πŸ˜€
    I appreciate that !!!!
    Sigh I wish I were a guy and had a house near the beach πŸ˜›

    You sure are brave son!!!!!!!!
    And you know what, my place is totally inundated and i did have the beach effect there 😦

    P.S: what was that black thing towards the end of the post πŸ™„
    you call that a photo??
    I don see anything!!!!!

  9. Bhavana

    November 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    U make me nostalgic!!! I remember those good old days in mumbai rains… and these horrible days in bangalore rains… πŸ™‚


  10. Sree

    November 27, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    @ Isd,

    Aww…we both weresponge bob for the day!! Cool…
    So i heard someone is busy – working working working X infinity – lol!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks buddy! πŸ˜€

    @ Aparna,

    Hehe…Say that loud…can’t hear u!! πŸ˜›
    Thanks buddy!! πŸ˜€

    @ Rahul,

    Yeah man…didnt get to see those…even the Marilyn Monroe thinggy didnt happen!! 😦
    But over all it was mindblowing!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks buddy! πŸ˜€

  11. Sree

    November 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    @ Sow,

    Ah yes, wish you were there…we were wishing for more to be there to experience the thrill…believe me, it was a wonderful experience!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks buddy! πŸ˜€

    @ Amrita,

    Yeah..point there…you can do all this only when you are staying on your own! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks buddy!! πŸ˜€

    @ AKB,
    Especially on the beach indeed!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks buddy! πŸ˜€

  12. Sree

    November 27, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    @ Revs,

    Arre haan re…you should have come…it was brilliant…next time inkaar naa karna!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks buddy!! πŸ˜€

    @ Suj,
    You need not be a guy to do all this..there were a few gals there too!! πŸ˜€
    Haan kya?? Thats sad to know…waise hotel taj is burning…nothing worse than that!! 😦
    Thats me mommy in the pic!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks buddy! πŸ˜€

    @ Bhavana,

    Can’t compare the Mumbai rains to the B’lore one…thats totally a class apart!! B’lore it more often drizzles, i call it the chipku type of rains…chodta hi nahi! πŸ™‚
    Thanks buddy!! πŸ˜€

  13. niveditha

    November 28, 2008 at 10:23 am

    thats wat u guys are..
    he he. but then i guess i wud love to do that one day.. not presently in my condition.. but ya.. someday
    he he…
    aur woh kya photo hai???
    black paper paste karke rakha hai kya? πŸ˜›

  14. Sree

    November 28, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    @ Nive,

    Thanks for confirming that once again all over!! πŸ˜›
    everyone in them has a crazy streak…just that it takes time for them to realise and unleash!! so ya, someday! πŸ™‚
    black paper?? thats taken in the night dear! you expect sunlight or flashlight?? Tum hoti toh atleast tubelight hota!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


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