Sunday, April 3, 2011

Flying book

Back from vacation, I was busy setting up things at the new third floor apartment taken on rent in Sharjah, when I received a call from a close friend.
“I can see your building but not your room. Can you wave your hand from the window?” he suggested.
I merrily opened the pane little realising that I had kept a heavy book to support the window screen. The apartment faces a busy road and off went the book plunging into the street.
For a moment I did not know what to do. The negative mind insisted that someone must have gotten hurt right on their head. To see or not to see was the immediate dilemma. But my good sense suggested I should face the consequences, whatever it may be.
I did so and heaved a sigh of relief. The book was lying on the road tattered like a crushed tomato.
But when I rushed down to pick it up, there was no sign of the book.
A worker was busy cleaning a car at the sport and the place looked full of activity. I returned quietly to my apartment scared to enquire from anyone about the book.
Thank God, just a few minutes ago there was no one there. And what if I had kept a heavy object near the window.
Lesson learnt.

24 comments:

  1. so u r back with such impressive write-ups..congrats

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  2. hmm....after all the troubles...did your friend see your appartment?

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  3. Good to see you back! never mind the thud, luckily no one was hurt.

    ps.did you receive my mail?

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  4. first time commenting on ur blog...though have been an off & on reader....
    thank god u did not keep something heavy!!!!!!!!!!!......a torn book is much better than a broken head (or hand or watever)!!!

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  5. Oh , hope it was not an important book and good that no one was hurt.

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  6. ha ha nice one this..first time for me too..

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  7. Thank God it was just a book....sometimes small incidents teach us some important lessons in life.

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  8. :) A lesson learnt as soon as you were back from vacation! What a start! :p

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  9. In fact this must be taken as an example for some careless fellows

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  10. back from vacation..hmm and quite a gud lesson to be learnt at your new house

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  11. True ..top floors are always scary ..not only for this part ,but also for the kids playing near the unprotected balcony.nice post.

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  12. ooh, yes Lesson learnt! :D
    its been a while since I gave visit to this place. Hope ur doing good :)

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  13. Nice to see you back. Yup! lesson learnt I guess :)

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  14. A fren of a fren of mine had kept a pot of plants on the window sill!! Needless to say one day it fell and they had to pay some 30K for the repair of the car on whichthe pot had fallen :D

    So beware & welcome back :)

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  15. True. I also had similar experience a few years ago.

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  16. Yes, it really is just as well that the book didn't hit anyone. Bad enough to be hit by the digested remains of a birds stomach but you don't generally worry about the possibility of being hit by a book.

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  17. Good to have you blogging once again.

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  18. poor book...missed its chance of hitting an empty head. :)

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  19. ..good!its always we learn from our experiences!
    and we should remember it as lesson learnt!
    nice post :)

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  20. Admit it...you WANTED to crush somebody. Good thing I am too far away and don't have to fear your attacks ;)

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  22. Was that an important book for you? Never mind, you can buy the book again!!

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