The pickup right after me was a lady, who asked us to wait in front of Cambridge school.
And we did.
Then she says 21st cross.
Cab guy is clueless, so I map it out, and off we pop.
Then she says school again.
The timer is ticking. The trip has already started since technically, we’re at the location.
I’m using complex Fourier transforms to calculate how the 15 minute delay will exponentially increase my travel time at the major bottlenecks on the way, in order to to arrive at a reasonable estimate as to how pissed my boss will be today.
Tick tick tick.
Cab guy cursing under his breath.
“There she is! Red salwar!”
Cab guy dials her. She cuts the call with not a flutter, and continues strolling towards us at snail’s pace, enjoying the crisp January air, content with life and its wondrous beauty.
“Jaldi aavo madam!!”
She slows down even more.
My calculations just shoot up. From the looks of it, so does cab guy’s BP.
She approaches the car, hallelujah, and there it is, the reason for all this nonchalance.
She kicks me out of the front seat, sets down her lunch dabba, makes herself comfortable, cab starts moving, we’re all good to go…
“AAP METER START KARKE MUJHE CCCHODKE JAANE WAALE THE KYA?!! AAP KITNA RUDE HAI PATA HAI?! SAMAJHTE KYA HAI APNE AAP KO???!? HUMKO PATA HAI AAP SPEED BREAKER PE BHI FAST CHALAOGE!! MERE PAAS GAADI NAHI HAI!!!!! ”
Cab guy: “arey….jhagda mat karo aap *mumble grumble*”
#sorryboss #latetoday #ohwhyyouask? #hormones