So my luck’s been yo-yoing a lot in the last 24 hours. I went from Woohoo to Fuck You to I’m-not-sure-what-to-think. I sat up in the night with a paper and a pen and tried to figure things out. I downed coffee after coffee and pored over the equations till the sun rose and my hair stood on end from frustration and from Wanting To Fit The Role. At which point I gave up. I took the paper covered in figures and complex calculus and chewed it up and washed it down with my last cup of coffee. I made it to my bed and keeled over and passed out.
What’s the story, you ask? It’s only a short-story of story. An anecdote, really. Sit down and I’ll tell it all in a minute.
Yesterday, my sister called in the evening, and told me she had two free tickets to the Narnia premier and would I want to go. I’d never planned on watching Narnia. Narnia movies kind of suck as a rule. But I liked the books when I was a kid, plus the tickets were free. I said yes and I said woohoo and I took off like a rabbit with its tail on fire. I started early, got late, almost missed the movie, then caught it on account of it being delayed, felt unlucky (read the full story here), then super-lucky, and finally, terribly, terribly foolish.
Here’s an account of my expenses from the Free Movie yesterday.
- Bus to station – I was in the mood to save money – Rs.5
- Train to Dadar – Rs.8
- Cab from Dadar to Lower Parel to Juhu – by this time I’d given up on saving money and focused instead on not being trampled to death in a train – Rs. 250 (approximate) This is why I almost missed the movie.
- Free Movie – Rs. 0
- Meru from Juhu to Thane – it was either that or risk being kidnapped or molested taking public transport alone at midnight – Rs. 657 (exact)
Estimated expenditure – Rs. 100.
Real expenditure – Rs. 920.
I think God’s a lot like O. Henry.
Oh well. At least the movie was Free.