Jijo’s wedding was supposed to be the most important day of his life, as far as he could see it and I for one wanted to be a part and present when he tied the knot.
Traffic in Bangalore as anyone knows is not a pleasant experience and so driving through all that and catching a bus to go to cochin was rather a pain but I was hoping it would be worth it. Then again I got into the wrong bus. Now this bus was wrong only upto a certain point and later on next morning this would have seemed a better option.
But by gods grace escaped without a single major fracture and also kept me mentally sane. I got up screaming cause my back was seriously out of condition and I was not able to breath. I tried to get onto the seat, It was turned over and tried to open up the window so that I could push myself out. But then suddenly someone broke the glass at the back of the bus and the people slowly got out. I was worried cause I could not jump cause my back would hurt but somehow got the courage to push myself out.
It was dark outside. It was raining and we were all stranded. Then only did we realize how much off the road did we come. Cause were all looking up and we saw vehicles pass by and some stop. There were police by the time I got out of the bus. So either I lost consciousness, or they were on duty close by.
This is something I’m never going to find out. I climbed up and caught a policeman’s hand and got onto the road.
Again not knowing what to do. I waited for a moment and then thought. I should get to a safe place. I didn’t know if the hospital was a safe place cause I didn’t know where I was. Then I saw a couple standing and the man was quite OK. They waved their hand out onto the road and there was a volvo on the way to cochin. I found out the bus was to cochin only later. But my guess was that cause it was headed the same direction our bus was lying in the pit below. I got onto it and somehow managed to get a seat after a few stops. The pain was un bearable and managed some pain killers from the passengers on board. I managed to call my friend on a mobile a person called Shaji had lent me. He was kind enough to call in the number I left on the phone the next day. Juban and his father picked me up from the station. I realized how important it is for you to have genuine friends and how life is a balance of good deeds and bad. How you can depend on people and how ever you try you cant live alone.
Life was good, I was safe and didn’t even have a single fracture. Just a few bruises here and there and a hurt mind. I was scared cause I didn’t know if I would be this lucky next time. I realized that these are all a part of life and it can happen to anyone. I realized that that person up there must like me. These kinda experiences make you the person you are.I realized I could have panicked and just stayed there. Instead I came to a place where I knew I would get help.
I could have done something stupid. But was OK.