After a very long time, I went to watch a Kannada stand up comedy by Lol Bagh on a weekend with my friends Mahima and Milana. It was almost 7 pm by the time the show got over. We planned to have to dinner together, but since it started raining heavily, our plans failed.
Milana stays in Tumkur. She travels everyday up and down Tumkur. This journey was almost three hours long and straining. Mahima and I stay close by and could reach home easily. So, we booked a rickshaw for Milana and then waited under a bus shelter to find ourselves another rickshaw.
My house was only 2 kilometers away from the place where the show happened. Mahima and I started running from one shelter to another hoping we could reach home as soon as possible. No one wants to get stuck in this bin badal barsaat. We heard a couple shout to us from a car. They offered to drop us home with them. Mahima and I accepted their offer and climbed the car.
This was a strange thing to do. Getting inside a stranger’s car while it’s raining and there is power cut is not something we are taught to do. I have always been told to stay away from strangers. One never knows who is good and who is bad. But, Mahima and I decided to give life a chance.
This was one sweet couple. We did not know their names; they didn’t know ours. The lady was pregnant. She wanted to drink coffee with bajji. Her husband was humming Raju Anathaswamy songs. Everytime there was a lightening, she frightened. Her husband consoled her by holding her hand. He held her hand and changed the gear a few times too!
There were three routes that could help us reach home. But sadly, there were few trees that had fallen and we had divert to a longer route. The angel-like couple dropped us off to Mahima’s place. Mahima’s mom dropped me back home later.
This was my one-of-a-kind experience! Never have I ever in my life, done such strange things. Getting into a stranger’s car at night and returning home absolutely safe is not something that we hear very often. Well, here is a surprise! One thing that I can tick off my bucket list!