Have you tried waiting for anything? If you have, you will realise that you are in good company. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, because it is rare to find people like you and there is a chance for you to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. To begin with, let me share my experience of a day spent waiting.
We had purchased a computer the other day from one of the biggest showrooms in the city and the salesman promised that it would be delivered the same evening. Taking him at his word, we eagerly waited for the computer to arrive, but the day passed with neither the appearance of the computer nor a phone call from the salesman as to why he could not keep his word. So much for communication from those who are expected to keep their customers informed of any delays occurring due to unavoidable reasons.
I had purchased a gas stove and asked our gas dealer to send a mechanic to fix it. Prompt came the reply, “He will come at 4 o’clock this evening.” I decided to wait for him, bunking my computer class. There was another reason also. My servant, who normally came in the afternoon, did not show up till evening.
It was well past five, but there was no sign of the mechanic. A call to the gas agency proved futile. They said they had closed office for the day. As I had invited some friends for dinner that evening, I reluctantly made my way to the kitchen to make dinner and managed to finish it well in time for my guests to arrive.
I can guess what you are going to ask me now. Did my friends come for dinner as expected? Well ,they didn’t .A reminder to them brought the unexpected response.”Oh, so sorry, we thought you wanted us to come on Wednesday, which is tomorrow.”
After dinner I settled to watch the Hindi serial which was reaching a climax. The hero and heroine were expected to marry in the episode . I was left guessing because the power too ditched me !
N Meera Raghavendra Rao