Amusing things happening these days:
My friend Swapneel is to leave for his Masters in Computer Science at Columbia in the US. Unfortunately, his flight is British Airways and goes through London. So no hand-baggage for him, not even his iPod. Wonder what he’ll do for entertainment! At least he isn’t flying Air India! Then again, he has no chicks with him as well! And if that wasn’t enough, BA has cancelled four of the seven transit flights to the US from Heathrow, London, including his flight. So while he will fly Mumbai-London tonight, he doesn’t yet know what flight they’ll schedule him for, to get to the States. One silly incident, and there you go!
My trusty (or not so-trusty) printer, an Epson C63, suddenly decided to stop printing in black. It does print after some coaxing in the form of head cleaning and ink wasting, but even so, it manages to print only alternate lines. Fearing that the refilled black cartridge may be at fault, I buy a new genuine replacement. But no, it is as adamant as ever. So then, I call up Epson. After getting the local service centre number from their call centre, I decide to pay them a visit… Like taking a pet to the vet! 😉
So there I was, carrying my printer in a big jholi with a plastic on top to protect it from the rain… I took the train to Kandivali since the centre is so close to the station, and as I step out of the train, the now extra alert policemen on the station (RPF?) ask me to show what I’m carrying. Wah! Now because they are supposedly doing their job, I show them… Haan sahab, this is a printer. Taking it to the repair shop. Nothing to see here, move along!
But those wires, they say pointing to the USB and the power cables, now detached and rolled up nicely. What are those for? Dude! The printer isn’t wireless. It needs to be connected to the PC. And the power. That needs these things called cables. They are not snakes to be used for mass destruction. Told him. Ooooh!, he says. Thik hai, jao.
My French class got cancelled. Why, you ask? Well, apparently the government has declared a few areas to be sensitive and high security. Among them is the area around Plaza theatre and Shivaji Mandir in Dadar. That is precisely where my French class is located. So, there’s a sort of bandh from 10 AM on the 15th to 10 AM on the 16th. Grrrr!
Side note: My blog now has 5000 hits! Thank you all! There will be a party later on, and only special people will be invited! 😛