Friday, February 3, 2012

Where do you want to go/ Status quo

I get into the lift and press 4. The button lights up and goes out stat. I press again. Same thing happens. Lift malfunction? "Press 0," my companion says, "We're on 4."

My sister stands at the suburban ticket counter. "One Nungambakkam." The booking agent looks and tells her (I'd like to believe he had a deadpan face), "We issue tickets to all stations except Nungambakkam." Sister is stunned. "Of all the stations in India," he continues, "We issue tickets to all places except Nungambakkam."

Of course, she was standing at the Nungambakkam station counter.