I was 10 years old when this happened in my life. It was one heck of an experience and I can never forget thatΒ  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Let me be very honest with you. I am not a prude who listens to Mum and Dad. I was a seriously mischievous brat and still remaining the same to leave behind a legacy 😜😜.

Now jumping straight into the incident. Dad and I had to travel to Chennai on that day. Dad was on an official duty and I wanted to accompany him. Mum said ” Come on Shobu, let Dad do his work peacefully ( Coz she knew what I’ll end up doin’ 😜 ).

But as I was insisting, Dad agreed and decided to take me with him. I was so excited to leave.

It was in fact my first travel in a bus. I’ve traveled to Chennai only in a train till then. I felt double the excitement knowing that it was a bus travel but least did I know that I was gonna double regret that decision the very night.

After all the byes and huggy with my mum, I left with dad to the bus stand. Boarded the bus at 10.30 p.m and started the journey at 10.45 p.m. The lights went off in a jiffy and I was only left with lights on the outside of the window.

Straight off I asked my dad to gimme the window seat because I did not wanna miss the route of my 1st bus travel. Dad was so tired that the moment we exchanged seats, he dozed off instantly.

But I couldn’t resist myself from moving around my seat and waking up dad to show the lights and the buildings that I saw.

Oh come on, I was just 10 and it’s my first time ever on a night bus journey. What else can you expect?? 😏😏

But I had no clue why my dad got so pissed off with me πŸ€”πŸ€”

May be because :

  1. I was showing him visuals which he has seen a million times before.
  2. He was tired.
  3. He had work the other day and was trying to focus.
  4. It was night time and he din’t want me to disturb others.
  5. His presumption that I’ll act weird. ( or )
  6. May be mum already warned him to keep me under control right from the time the bus started.

What could it be ?? I kept thinking pretending to be pissed off. My dad din’t even bother.

Now the drama started. I was leaning back and forth hitting my seat to get my dad’s attention when I actually ended up getting the attention of the person sitting behind me.

He was like ” Excuse me ” and I freaked out.

If freaking out was 20% because of the person behind, 80% was because of the signature stare that my dad will give 😲😲.

And as expected, I turned left and there he was like ” πŸ‘ΊπŸ‘Ί “.

I swear to God, it was this same look. Thanks to the availability of the perfect smiley which is right now helping me depict to you what I encountered that night at the age of 10 in a dark bus.

My excitement shattered. An instant sad face popped up from nowhere 😞😞. Even I couldn’t believe later as to how I managed that face instantly.


I closed my eyes pretending to fall asleep before my dad gave me a slap.

Thank goodness, in a couple of minutes the bus took a halt at 2.00 a.m and the co-driver came and called out for people to take a break if they wanted.

My dad asked if I wanted to go, I refused trying to please him. My dad couldn’t see me sad so he asked me to stay, got down the bus, bought my favourite snack and a soft-drink and came back to the seat.

On seeing what he bought for me, I smiled like a shameless idiot 😁😁 and started munching on what he brought.

I opened the soft-drink and 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾”bbbbbzzzzzzzz”Β  it fizzed and a little spilt on the seat. I was terrified again that dad would scold me but to my surprise he laughed.

The journey began and dad dozed off again. The snack and the soft-drink kept me awake to enjoy more street-lights and empty roads on the way 😜😜.

It was time when finally I started getting tired and my eyelids were closing. The half litre soft-drink was almost over but I decided to store the final portion for my early morning unbrushed dirty mouth 😁😁

And BAM 😴😴 a few mins down, I dozed off. What a happy ending ain’t it ??

Really ?? Well, it’s only after this, the real problem started 😭😭

I’m used to sleeping with my legs stretched out and lying full length. The bus was a semi-sleeper yet I was not able to get a proper position to sleep.

I almost turned into an Amoeba for the next 30 mins trying every possible shape to get proper sleep but nothing worked out.


I was scared to wake dad up. So somehow was trying to settle myself when :


I never expected my favourite soft-drink to betray me at that moment. I guess you are understanding where I’m taking you.

It was my pipe ready to explode. What else can you expect when you engulf close to half a litre in 30 minutes.

I leant back and said ” OMG 😲😲 ” not now. Please not now πŸ˜–πŸ˜– ”

But ” this guy ( you know who πŸ˜–πŸ˜–)Β  ” doesn’t seem to understand and is taking his best efforts like never before in 10 years of my lifetime.

My inner-self was like :

” No worries.. Relax.. Take a deep breath.. Distract yourself.. Look at the lights outside.. Wow 😍😍 they are so wonderful.. Ain’t they ?? “

And I was like :

” Yeah, really beautiful 😍😍 but honestly, it’s not helping me πŸ˜–πŸ˜–

I started cussing myself.

Crap.. I said to myself.. ” The soft-drink bottle fizzed and spilt when I opened it. Did that mean something πŸ˜–πŸ˜–

My comparison levels were hitting a whole new level at that throat-choking moment. I was like :

The bottle, the fizzΒ 

My throttle, the piss 😭😭

That was a signal of what was gonna happen in the future 😲😲 ”

OMG 😭😭

How did I miss that signal πŸ˜–πŸ˜– What an idiot I’ve been πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

I started praying. Oh God !! Please save me this time and I promise never to irritate mum and dad ever. My silent yet continuous prayers went unheard.

I had no choice but to wake dad now. I made up my mind, put myself together and woke him.

He woke up rubbing his eyes and before he could speak a word, I told him about the intensity and seriousness of the issue.

Well, guess what happened 😍😍

MY DAD ❀️❀️

What a MANNNN !!!!!!

He told me ” Go for yourself and ask the driver to stop the vehicle ”

I was like ” WHAT ?? 😳😳 ”

And he was like ” Go learn for yourself, try to be independent ”

I was like ” What the hell πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜– ?? ”

Readers kindly answer me this πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Was it fair on my dad’s part to teach me to be independent at 3.00 a.m inside a dark bus knowing that I’m encountering a death defying problem ?? Was it fair ??

Please be honest ….

I understand that Indians got Independence from the British in the midnight but that doesn’t mean you can expect a 10 year old Indian to get Independence from his fear on a similar midnight scenario in spite of knowing the seriousness of the issue. 😏😏

So unfair.. I literally was slapping myself for choosing to travel that day. I was not getting the courage to walk up to the driver. Neither is my dad helping coz he backed his act with a power packed statement.

He said :

If not now, you’ll never learn.Β 

I said :

Until I embarrass you, you’ll never learn.Β 

But he never bothered and dozed off again.

Tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t handle it anymore 😭😭

I knelt on my seat and analysed the scenario. I saw 3 options :

  1. Walk to the driver and ask – Rejected coz it’s far and I’m scared.
  2. Sleep – Rejected coz it’s impossible.
  3. Do something from the same place.

But what ?? My mind started asking. And then came the brat in me in full flow.

I looked around and found everyone in deep sleep. People on my front and back were the main concerns and even they seemed to be fast asleep, with their windows closed.

I realised that if I can cross these 20 seconds of my life without getting embarrassed, I am a BOSS.

The scene now turned into

Slow-Mo mode :

My eyes moving all around.

My heart beat thumping hard.

I slowly open my window without any traces of a screeching sound.

And then ..

And then ..

And then came the ” THE MIDNIGHT MYSTERY FOUNTAIN ” through my window pane onto the road πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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Oh my God … It was BLISSSSSSSS ❀️❀️❀️❀️😍😍😍😍

My eyes slowly closed feeling the breeze coming from the outside. All I had to do was to concentrate on keeping my aim proper so that the person behind doesn’t wake up asking me to close my window thinking it’s raining πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

But for the person traveling on the road beside the bus..

All I can say is :

” GOD SAVE YOU. I mean no offence and if I ended up spoiling your awesome face, please forgive me.

That’s all I can say my friend. That’s all. “

That 15 to 20 seconds 😍😍 Mmmmmmmm ❀️😍😍😍😍

That BLISSSSSSSS ❀️❀️ Nothing can match it.

NOTHING !! Period.

Thank goodness it was not an AC bus else you know what would have happened.

But people, you know what :

Being a middle-class person has its own advantages buddy 😎😎

You need to feel it to know it 😎😎

So then I shut the window like nothing happened, looked at my sleeping dad with a smirk and began being the amoeba again.

But this time, a much peaceful amoeba. 😜😜

What a night !! WHAT A NIGHT !!

I can never ever forget the moment ” THE MIDNIGHT MYSTERY FOUNTAIN ” was let free into the world.

That feeeeel:


Don’t ask me what that means. Certain feelings can’t be explained, they have to be felt. 😍😍😜😜

Have you ever felt that feel ??

Do you people have any mystery fountain stories ?? If you do and you feel it’s funny, the comments section is all yours 😜😜.

Oh come on, we all are humans so there is no need for any kinda embarrassment. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

I’m waiting to listen to your

GRINGOSMAYA ” moments 😜❀️

πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆLet the Fountain stories flow πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

Keep smiling !! 😁😁


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