Chennai Central

June 21st, 2006

Monday morning, I was supposed to drop one of my friend’s mom at the Chennai Central station. The train was scheduled to depart at 6.25 AM. We reached the station by 6 AM. As we went there on my bike, I told her to wait at a place so that I can park my bike and come back to pick her up. I parked the bike and came back at 6.05 AM. Lo and behold!! she was missing. I was even having her bag with me.

Frantically, I searched all the places in and around where I told her to stand. There were still no signs of her. I came back and ran through all the freaking 10 platforms. Time was 6.17:29 AM. She is still nowhere to be found. Time is 6.22 AM now. Absolutely no info about her whereabouts. Imagine my tension in the morning when a lady is missing at just about 15 minutes before the departure of the train. I thought of complaining to the police, so that they will make an announcement through all the platforms, announcing her name.

Two minutes later, I heard an announcement that the train was departing from platform 11. I ran to platform 11 from 7 and found her near the 2nd coach after the engine. Heaved a heavy sigh of relief and shouted at her! he he he… When I asked her the reason for her sudden disapperance, she told that someone came to her and told the train was about to leave in 5 minutes. “F” I thought and let her board the train. The train had started moving by then. When I came back home and told my mom what had happened, she was ROTFL :-)

10 Responses to “Chennai Central”

  1. Yuvi Panda Says:

    You actually went inside the Central Railway Station ? Coool…..:D

  2. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    yes i went inside… and why is it cool?? 😕

  3. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Well, I guess you’ll call going into Redmond/NASA Headquarters Cool, but if you ask the milkman who gives milk to the offices, he’ll say:

    yes, i went inside… and why is it cool?? 😕

    With a lowercase i:D

  4. Yuvi Panda Says:

    P.S. Hope you got that lame joke of mine…. I’ve been practicing writing after your advice…;)

  5. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    he he he… :-)

  6. Santosh Jayamurugan Says:

    As u Said…Changing platforms in central is really a pain….i ve done it b4 many times while on a search to find my athletic relatives who never stand on the respective platforms after getting out of the coaches!!

  7. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @santosh:
    he he… when you think about it later, its fun da. But at that moment, it’s tension :-)

  8. Sriram Says:

    hope u saw the entire station?!? good sight seeing for u dude…

  9. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @sriram:
    ha ha ha… dat too in the morning

  10. Vasudevan Deepak Kumar Says:

    Hi,

    A frank suggestion. You should normally advise her not to ‘nod’ and support strangers’ advises.

    That is always dangerous, at least with respect to Chennai and particularly near Chennai Central with so much of kidnapping occuring.