I was 10 years old when this happened in my life. It was one heck of an experience and I can never forget that 😂😂.
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 🤔🤔
May be because :
- I was showing him visuals which he has seen a million times before.
- He was tired.
- He had work the other day and was trying to focus.
- It was night time and he din’t want me to disturb others.
- His presumption that I’ll act weird. ( or )
- 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 ” 👺👺 “.
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” 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 :
“ THE MAJOR PROBLEM AROSE ”
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 😖😖 ”
But ” this guy ( you know who 😖😖) ” 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 😖😖
I started cussing myself.
Crap.. I said to myself.. ” The soft-drink bottle fizzed and spilt when I opened it. Did that mean something 😖😖
My comparison levels were hitting a whole new level at that throat-choking moment. I was like :
The bottle, the fizz
My throttle, the piss 😭😭
That was a signal of what was gonna happen in the future 😲😲 ”
How did I miss that signal 😖😖 What an idiot I’ve been 🙈🙈
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 😖😖😖😖 ?? ”
Readers kindly answer me this 🙏🏻🙏🏻
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.
I said :
Until I embarrass you, you’ll never learn.
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 :
- Walk to the driver and ask – Rejected coz it’s far and I’m scared.
- Sleep – Rejected coz it’s impossible.
- 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 😜😜🙈🙈
😍😍 BLISSSSSSSS …..
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 🙈🙈
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.
😍😍 ” GRINGOSMAYA ” 😍😍
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. 😉😉
I’m waiting to listen to your
” GRINGOSMAYA ” moments 😜❤️
😂🙈Let the Fountain stories flow 🙈😂
Keep smiling !! 😁😁