Sunday, October 4, 2009

On Duty

I drive a Hyundai Verna. There is one particular tyre on my car that frustrates me the most. Reason—it keeps puncturing. The tyre has even maintained an average... 1 puncture per 2 months. Things were cool in September; however, it happened again a couple of days ago.

This time, I took it to a 'new' repair shop. This shop had been boycotted by me a year ago for another shop that was nearer to home. So, I reached the shop with a disgust on my face, disappointment in my heart, and a puncture in the same bloody tyre. I gave the tyre for repair and started surveying the scene around me.

Hey, what's that? I saw this structure; it was never there a year ago.

It looked like a public loo, but it was too small in size for that. Plus, there was no drainage system that I could see.

Anyway, I decided to ask one of the locals about this mini monument before I could take a look myself. This guy told me the structure was kind of a post for a policeman. It was built to accommodate a gunman on duty.

"Very interesting", I thought.

Although I had seen a lot of such posts in movies and at high-security places, I didn't know what they looked like from inside.

I started walking toward it. After all, there was no guard on duty... and it had to be the right moment to carry out some inspection.

What all could be inside?







-A chair?
-Some cement bags?
-Some place to keep guns... and even bullets?
-Water bottles?
-A small fan?
-An ash tray?

I must confess the post looked dirty from outside. The paan spits from paan spitters had not spared the post... just like the rest of the city.

Ok! So... I reached...
When I peeped inside, I could not believe how precise I had been in my guesswork.

I returned to the punctured tyre. That tyre, for that moment, seemed less irritating.

16 comments:

  1. :-D That is hilarious! Reminds me of a heritage/historical walk I'd been on in Old Delhi... the walk leader told us we'd be going to the tomb of Razia Sultan, the only medieval woman ruler of Delhi. I was imagining something really grand, but besides the fact that the tomb was just a simple stone grave, it had a huge goat sitting on top of it. Impressive.

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  2. hmmm..a watchdog, even it is sleeping..


    shilpa

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  3. what a doggie dog gone world we live in!!

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  4. @ Dusted - I imagined your scene and it came out to be very funny.lol. Did the walk leader have anything to say about it? Or was it usual for him/her?

    @ Sean - Just like you my friend.

    @ Shilpa - Aji haan. Nazze mei sota hua kukkur.

    @ Naveen - too many similar safety around.

    @ Rishi - humans dogs too.

    @ Everyone - dhnayavaad, dhanya hai aap!

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  5. Dear Dusht,
    That's an opportunity lost... :-( So much could have been written on this... :-(

    The post did amuse me; but the expectations (at least, mine) are high after the 'Button ka jeevan' magic, are pretty high... I rest my case.

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  6. Hey Sudershan. I am sorry for the disappointment. I do agree with you :)

    Actually... it had been 20 days since I wrote here... and so I had to push one in to keep the train moving.

    I appreciate you vising and telling me what exactly you thought.

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  7. there is an award waiting for u at my blog :)

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  8. Haha! this is very very funny.

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  9. Hey... I am glad you liked it Shell.

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  10. Hey dude
    Really nice one, i like the build up you gave, really funny post.
    Well at least the dog found some use for the "security post"

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  11. let the dog RIP..kahin ye dog police ka agent to nahi.. ;)

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  12. @Harsha - Hey... good to see u man... i am waiting for your next 'crazy' post on the weird posts blog. I really liked it.

    @Krishna - Nahi yaar...yeh aivee hi bekaar ka kutta hai.

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  13. I missed this post..lol... What a posture for a lazy dog!

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  14. No... you didn't miss it. I see you comment here...

    yes, indeed... a lazy dog...

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