Sunday, June 12, 2005

On the road

OK. So it is not on the road. At least not technically. I mean I am flying to all destinations flying with those great people to fly with that man and woman the national carrier. And now I see my father's decision to not fly it. I mean you end up paying through your nose for courtesy and services never extended. Just take this one I am taking to ISB, the capital from LHR, the ultra thand city. They call you at the airport a good two hours before departure time and even an hour before the actual take off time (the one mentioned on the ticket at least) there is no one on any of the baggage counters. And once a passenger or two has gone to the shift in charge and given him a piece of his(her) mind, two people traipse in. Then there is no one at the belt counter. After three reminders and fooling aorund with the machine ourselves, my colleague finally figures out how to work it. So he belts up the luggage for two passengers before getting round to doing ours. In the meanwhile I have gone ahead and given a telling to the national carrier people. The one good thing is these internet kiosks. have yet to test if it works and uploads this update.
And don't even get me started on how it fared at the city's largest five star hotel. Terrible. Of course I politely smiled and gave it to any that merited it. It was good exercise, that thandi maar, with a smile. Take that. Overall I guess Lhr is a thand city. More later. they have announced my flight. That's another battle to be braved. Sigh!

8 comments:

Moiz said...

LOL @ comment on the same post posted below!so umm, u will keep us updated by posting from your 5*hotels,right?

Virtuous Lady said...

Haha, Well! Look, here's the positive point. You have yet another reason to buy a rickshaw!

Knicq said...

Oh, and blackey is still not sold...

Imagine driving from Lahore to Islamabad in blackey!

A said...

V. Smart, Moiz. It was a mishtake, cuz for three days this new post just won't show. Imagine how mad I could have got! And today, from the Internet kiosk at the Peshawar Int'l Airport, I see it twice. And where did this karachi metblogs thing come from?
VLady: Rickshaw? Hey, I need no reason to buy a rickshaw than what I have already.
Bhai: Yeah? Well you can tie it with a nice red ribbon and send it over. My b'day is Oct but I am accepting gifts of my choice in advance.
and hey everyone, I met Saadat...that ulta seedha kid actually came out of his bunker to get me some cheese fries!
More later. Have to fugure out this blogger blotching of postings. But that can wait. My flight's been announced. I am heading homeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Moiz said...

hey,if your back home, just Y havent you posted yet???

Hypocrisy Thy Name said...

I can understand that you tried twice and your post was not published but then, after it was published you could remove one to avoid duplication.

One question: What is Isstarting ? Why not starting ? Have you been in Central Province of India ?

A said...

Sir, how did you guess? about the CP roots i mean. :)
I did not remove previous one as it had your comment. I would have done so after copy pasting your comment onto this post.

iabhopal said...

I invite you to http://hypocrisythyname.blogspot.com/2005/06/urdu-medium-school.html where an Urdu medium student makes revelation. Is he a challenge to development / advancement. See for yourself.

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