There are always times in your life when you plan, plan, plan so much that ultimately it never happens. And you throw your hands up and say in exasperation – Why God, why?!
So me and my friend decided to leave from work early (Okay…maybe I can’t call it leaving early, since we left our laptops back at our desk. Fine, we bunked!) to catch a movie we’ve been eagerly waiting for.
The show is at 4 PM and we decided to leave half an hour before.
We get into the cab.
We are half way to the theater. My friend gets a call from her boss asking her to mail something ASAP.
She is still trying to figure out why her mail is not in her phone’s Outbox.
We understand that she has to go back to office.
We are back in office. She sends the mail and packs her laptop for safety’s sake.
We are on the way back to the theater.
We have entered the theater and have just gotten seated. I unlock my phone to put it on silent. I see that I have a mail. I open the mail. It says – “Meeting in XX Room now.” from one of my superiors.
We are waiting outside the theater for the cab and I am calling up the concerned person to say “I am just outside the office at the bank. Will be back in 15 mins.”
I try to find out if there really is a meeting.
We are on the way back to office. My friend can’t stop laughing.
I am back at the office. My friend gets off on the way at her home.
I ask my colleague about the meeting. He asks, “What meeting?”. He realizes he hasn’t even seen that mail.
I see my superior come over and we get up for the meeting. He says, “Let’s do the meeting tomorrow morning, OK?”. I nod.
I am counting to 100. On loop.
My friend calls me up and asks me how the meeting went. I say, “It’s tomorrow.”
There is a pause over the line. Then she starts ranting, “What are you saying? What are YOU saying!!!! WHAAT ARE YOU SAYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!”
I just reply quietly, “I know.”
She starts laughing hysterically and says, “You do realize we just spent nearly a thousand bucks just to go here and there in a cab.”
And I am stupefied!
OMG! I just spent 1000 bucks and 2 hours just to start at my office and end up back at my office with us having watched less than a minute of some random song in the movie!
Why God, why?
PS: Moral of the story – When things like this happen, just throw your hands up in the air and say “Aiiiiiyooooooooooooooooooooooooo”