Monday, April 21, 2008

Forgetfulness and BEST Buses

I got up on a BEST bus the other day which had a TV screen showing live video footage of the inside of the bus. If you were sitting in the right place, you could see yourself on the screen. The picture quality was bad, but the screen was the cynosure of all eyes. Grown-ups were covertly adjusting their hair. Children were doing the only sensible thing: smile, wave and make faces.

Then, abruptly, the screen went blank. People left off looking at the wonderful world inside the bus, and focussed their attention on the even more wonderful world outside. But the dark screen was a good reflector, and the interior of the bus was sufficiently bright. You could still see the inside of the bus. And the picture quality was slightly better.

In other news, this is the third time I left my shower-gel and shampoo in the shower cubicle in the hostel. All three times, the cleaners have found them and deposited them in the administrative office. Each time, I have got them back. The God of Absentmindedness is too kindhearted to be a good teacher.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rahul Saha said...
You clearly ttravel with a bunch of fucking egoists.

the boy said...
what is the world coming to?

i mean people don't even nick some soap and shampoo these days....

Wisps of Randomness said...
Hehe. The God of Absentmindedness certainly is a bad teacher,which I realised from past experience;-)

Wisps of Randomness said...
btw,this is takai:-) I didn't even know I had a blog nick. wisps of randomness?! eek!

Sroyon said...
@rahul saha: Yes, and I have been known to travel with you...

@the boy: Shobai ki tor moto naki?

@wisps of randomness: Wisps of randomness? What were you thinking?

Wisps of Randomness said...
Lol,that's exactly what I've been trying to figure out ever since I discovered the nick. Guess it's back from the days when I created my yahoo! account,and an msn groups account by the name of coolandsweet7*gags*. By the way,how're you?!

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...
mirrors in paanshops too. you see the same things, i mean, the world preening.

fleur-de-lis said...

:)