Saturday, August 14, 2010

Life's a ring of funnies....

I was swept by a deluge of things to do...things not done yet....things I should have done earlier....things I shouldn't have done earlier...perhaps not at all....!


Setting up home all again and that too alone, can take the micky out of you. Here in India it involves co-ordinating with the Movers & Packers, internet service providers, phone connection, cable (TV) connection, police verification, running to the Residential Society Management offices of both places, the current one I'm living in and the new one I'll be shifting into, to get NOCs to move my luggage out of the old and into the new. Then I need to ask for permission to use the lift to cart the big stuff down fifteen floors and of course pay a fee for that!! There's nothing wrong in all this except that none of these people value time or efficiency. And that's when the tsunami strikes in waves over waves of irritation, stress and eventually anger.


Very carefully I orchestrated the entire process of getting required permissions, documents, intimating service providers, making payments only to find that the Movers & Packers who were to come at 8.00am haven't reached till 1.00pm...which is why I'm at my laptop! The service providers have been "doing their job" for the past two days in bits and drabs, and the phoneline, internet, TV cable are yet not installed. The electrician is too involved with selling his old mobike and buying a new one so can't see to replacing damaged fixtures.


I'm on the phone every ten minutes yelling at one or the other of these guys, and at times I get my connections all mixed up and find myself asking the plumber why the truck hasn't reached...or the Packers why the aqua-guard hasn't been installed...Finally I decided it would take more than sticks and stones to break their bones, resigned myself to a cup of ginger tea and pouring out my woes on my blog.


Why didn't I do that before I think...and go back to my list of.. Things I should have done...things I have to do.....Life's a ring of funnies!!

.................................................................................

9 comments:

  1. haha I know shifting is such a pain.. but then it is for a day or two, hopefully.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah Rajat...LOL... it is and i'm trying to see the funny side and hoping it will be over by tomorrow...:D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Joy, moving is never fun. I am just beginning the process here by moving out of my house so they can remodel it, then moving back in. I am sure I will feel the same frustrations as you are feeling now. Let's have a nice cup of tea together and let the stress drain out of us.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cheers! to that Marlene..nothing like a good cup of tea...:D Hope your shifting in and out goes smoothly.

    ReplyDelete
  5. "And that's when the tsunami strikes in waves over waves of irritation, stress and eventually anger" In spite of all this you can write & share so well Khushi - Much appreciated

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Joy
    Moving is the same the world over it seems. It'll all settle soon enough and there will be other things to frustrate you.

    You are the very first person I know who has moved in India and it's quite an insight really.

    ReplyDelete
  7. @Raj...Thank you Raj...it's encouraging to read your comment.

    ReplyDelete
  8. @Ken...LOL..yes Ken there are frustrations around the corner always...how reassuring...:)But right now I'm enjoying the lull...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your post. I hope it goes smoothly.

    ReplyDelete