Saturday, 21 June 2008

gone for government work!

Three of us were taken to a Godforsaken Government guest house................in the middle of nowhere....
we stayed in one room on the first floor having 4 iron cots and mattress that looked like old rags...( there was one rope hanging in the corner for drying clothes or for commiting suicide i dunno.....but we ignored the rope...we stuffed all our dirty clothes into our bags....we did not dare to wash anything in the dingy bathroom with 50 cockroaches!)
The morning we reached,we dumped our bags there and went to the place where we were supposed to do confidential government work....
we were seated on old rickety chairs with tables that were at least a 50 years old, with shaking legs....
we were asked to finish our work..in exactly 4 days...( it acually takes 15 days to finish the work that was assigned to us)
to which we protested and then agreed......
(we had to ........there was no way we were going to stay in the GUEST HOUSE for more than 4 days...)
In the evening when we reached our room dog -tired......we saw that the bedsheets weren't changed..no room service...so climbed down the stairs ,,brought the person incharge inside our room and showed him the bedsheets and asked him to PLEASE change the sheets....
and u know what he did?
he jerked the sheets off the beds and gave it a nice shake shake shake.......and lo! all the dust...went straight into my nose.....and then i started sneezing........which of course i couldn't control....took an AVIL and went to sleep.....(on the bed with upturned bedsheets throughly shaken!)
the next day............started the race to finish the work assigned.......got up only to go to the loo and eat 2 morsels of food which they so generously provided us.......
on the 4th day.......i submitted my share of the work and ran all the way to the bus stand.....and
boarded the bus home......
I miss home when I am away....................very very much.....!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Sir Hubertus Ponsonby said...

ouch!
my weekend away involved a govt. (MTDC) guest house as well. not my style for sure - but 2 stars above your nightmare - at least.
consolation: you've been hand picked for dhaasu govt work! wow.
:)

priya said...

ohh my God! aapne 4 din kaat liye wahan!!! daant deni chahiye aapke himmat ho....main tho ek hi din main bimar ho jaati......