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Friday, March 19, 2010

The Bunch of Monkeys...

Hurrayyy…I got a couple pass for a Magic Show…Hehe!!! I knew the magician was really famous and did know his job pretty well…putting himself into all sort of dangers and coming out of them with a smile that could defeat even the Miss.World winner…So I decided to use the tickets and watch the show…It would be a change…was not sure, if my two year son could enjoy a magic show in this age…but then decided to take him with me…

As usual, hubby dear didn’t like such Kiddish stuff…so, I had to push my mom to join me…(lol!!! Secret is I needed someone to manage my son…haha)…The ticket said Gates open at 03:30 and Show starts at 04:30pm…Pretty weird timing…grrr..and Summer is already here…and Seating was on First come First Serve…So decided to reach the gates much in advance to avoid a queue and the last seat….03:15 didn’t witness much of audience at the auditorium entrance. I could get the somewhere between 10th or 20th position in the queue..

Both the S’s were not favourable…the Scorching Sun and the Screeching Son…The Sun wanted to burn my head and the Son wanted to Eat my head…When I asked him to stay where there was some shade, he preferred sitting on the steps where the Sun had its full Show…I had to literally give a Study Class to my Son…uhmm…Made him quiet for sometime…It was past 3:30 already and no signs of opening the bloody gates…and I could see much unfortunate people standing in the sun behind me…a long queue was already there…

Finally the door opened by 03:45 and there comes a BIG BAD MAN (BBM)…absolutely true to the name…He was showing his pity on us when he said… “I will let u all in now…but u cannot go inside the auditorium. Bcoz it is hot, U can stand inside the hall and wait in queue for 1hour…” grrrrrrrrrrrr…What the Hell…!!! ONE hour??? Show is not starting at 0400???and neither at 04:30??? HELL..HELL…

Now, we started waiting and waiting…the straight queue started getting zig zags as and when people came in…everybody wanted to be in the comforts of the Airconditioner…so naturally they were sweet enough to became narrow Zig-Zagged queue…Me and Mom was happy..we are not the other other of the queue,…we are at the starting point…
It was already 0500pm….that was even past the 1 hour the BBM had mentioned earlier…and finally there comes his head at the entrance of the Auditorium…and with all heart I was expecting a Positive Announcement from him…But that wasn’t coming that easily to me today evening….as he Screamed out… “All of you we will send you in after 20minutes…”

And there came a big howling voice from someone in the queue..guess he was more irritated than me…uhm…and to my horror..or rather to my son’s horror, the first voice was accompanied by a team of others…and the room reverberated with the Howling voice of a gang of Wolves...ooops!!! Men…My son who was playing with some other kids came running to me and I had to carry him after that…He was scared…He was showing me faces as if something was there to be afraid of … “Amma, SHHOUND…SHOOO…GHOST” …uhmmm!!! He was getting a treat of such voices for first time…

What happened after that was still more terrible…As the howling turned to shoutings and soon fightings…people started yelling at the organizers…in between the BBM committed the most idiotic mistake he could have done…He shouted.. “If u want to go in…stand in one line…” ..Tadaaaa….there goes the queue…from all sides people just pushed and squeezed into the decent queue…Thus people who were at the last end of queue pushed themselves into the start of the queue…Naturally this irritated the public more..and they started yelling and pushing and fighting…

I could feel myself being squeezed from all side by people trying to get in first…I was worried of my son who was in my hands…He started off saying… “Amma, Sleeep…I want to sleep…” It was evident he was scared by the push and pull…He might have thought by closing his eyes to the world, he can ward off the trouble…Poor Kid…What more is in store for him in this world…Only time will show him…

I was trying to protect my son…Myself was feeling suffocated by then…and I was literally floating…being pushed from all side…Couldn’t imagine such a decent queue suddenly transforming and behaving like a herd of animals…Shame to the Animal gender too…uhmm…

Anyways, I was somehow near the door…and was just one step into safety…suddenly one old man..maybe some 50+years suddenly pushed and squeezed himself to overtake me and I was about to fall…He overtook me and entered the hall…I WAS ANGRY….but what made me loose my limits was what he did next…As I was trying to control myself and take my last step to safety, this IDIOT started pulling another man's hand (who was standing behind me…) …

THAT WAS IT…I LOST IT….I suddenly stopped still…I held my hand between the two and just screamed at the one behind me….

“WHAT THE HELL….STOP…WHAT R U TRYING TO DO…PUSHING AND PULLING…BLOODY, CANT U SEE THERE R KIDS AND LADIES IN THIS GROUP….CAN U WAIT FOR ONE SECOND SO THAT THEY CAN PASS BY SAFELY….NOW STOP THERE AND WAIT TILL I PASS…”

The first reply from the guy behind me (who the other guy was trying to pull out) was “Oh, sorry, OK OK, you go in…”

Not noticing the intensity the one in the front again tugged against his friend’s hand…and there I lost it again…

“HELLO, MISTER…DON’T U HAVE THE LEAST MANNERS…DO U THINK WE R WAITING HERE FOR COCONUTS…WE R ALSO TRYING TO GO INSIDE…PUSHING MY BABY AND MYSELF AND SQUEEZED URSELF OUT AND NOW PULLING ON PEOPLE WHO R BEHIND US EVEN…???”

And his reply shocked me… “THAT IS MY SONNN….”

My first response was… “FATHER OR SON…WAIT TILL WE PASS NOW…”

And then I took my last step and was inside the Auditorium…I turned and saw the man’s son…a son who was almost 30-40years old…

God, what has happened to these men, I don’t know…Doesn’t a 30-40 year old man know to find his way to the auditorium himself…does his father has to pull him disrupting the whole crowd…People really need to be educated on ethics and manners…

Finally I was seated safely with my mother…my son was slowly getting OK…I could just swear angrily for this Atrocious behavior of these Bunch of Monkeys…and of all the queue-jumpers this particular Father-Son duo got the best share of my piece of mind that evening…A good evening was almost spoiled by these brats…I thought at heart…

We had to still wait for another hour for the show to start…Still the show was colorful and really nice…Thanks to the magician who did his trick absolutely well…He was damn good at his job…Even my son enjoyed the show…atleast he enjoyed the colours and the song and dance styles of the magician and his team…Finally, it made me calm and eased our tension off…

But can I ever forget them….the Father-Son duo…the Queue Jumpers…

"The Bunch of Monkeys…."

NB: I am really sorry to the Monkey Genre, for comparing you to these Queue Jumpers...I know, it is a shame to you...But it was just a phrase I used and means no insults to you....

3 comments:

Jogi said...

ha ha...good one ...
The last NB: is too good ..for monkeys ;) !!!

KParthasarathi said...

A very interesting read but you took a great risk in taking your two year old child in what could have become a stampede.A small fall would have been a great mistake.Such insensitive men are widely prevalent jumping queues in brazen manner.They mostly get away with their job accomplished.

Rohini Prasanth said...

oh yeah partha sir. all they care about is escaping the few moments of being in the queue... and be first wherever it is they want to be. go first. go early. damn the rest of the populace. yuck.
and J I despise your queue monkeys as much mine!! and to think a middle aged one at that!! lol!