Never before, had I noticed the annoying sound that my tube light made. Neither had I turned back after hearing the sound of a chocolate wrapper being pushed over the floor by the flowing breeze.Never before I had given a thought to the sound of water drops leaking from the water cooler and never in the past had I run to save my life.....
Well, all this happened when I stayed back in BITS during the winter vacation for about a week.I intentionally delayed writing of this post because of two reasons
a)Its always refreshing to cherish pleasant memories later
b)I did not want anyone to think that I was having loads of free time during my stay here :)
It so happened that just after leaving for his hometown, my superside Ali Bhai had called me back to check whether he had switched off his heater or not.After preliminary examination,I had informed him that everything was fine.Couple of days later, I was watching "FRIENDS"(that was the only solace without real friends like you) with rapt attention.Suddenly,I smelt that something was burning.It struck my mind that it must be Ali Bhai's wretched heater.With lightening speed I put the laptop inside its bag and ran at a pace I had never known before.I hurried downstairs, only to find that even Chowki Ji was not there.I opened the locked channel gate of the bhawan.After waiting for sometime outside the bhawan, I gathered all my courage and went into the bhawan again to get the contact number of warden from the noticeboard.Few minutes later Warden sir, Superintend sir came to my rescue with some other workers.When I told them about Ali bhai's heater,they decided to break his lock open.But Ali bhai's Aligarhi lock did not give in to the blows of the mighty hammer
The smoke however did not appear to be coming from his room and certainly the smell was persistent and omnipresent.later it struck to one of the workers that the smell might be from burning of some trash outside the BITS campus.It indeed was...It seems you dont have to be a chemical engineer to comprehend the effects of molecular Diffusion.
I had downloaded quite a few horror movies to watch during the nights.Being alone in a hostel of some 300 students would have provided the perfect ambiance.But after this chilling event there was no scope left for any more nightmares..
Besides all this, eating every meal at c'not was proving to be very costly(both financially and stomach wise).I was missing the mess food badly..this was one thing I had never comprehended.
My frustration grew every day as it became clear that I had taken the decision to stay without essential planning.When on 23/12/2009 my experiment failed to yield any meaningful results, my guide asked "so how do you plan to troubleshoot it?" and I replied "Sir, the plan is to go to Chittor"(my home town).
The feeling while boarding the bus after staying back for 9 days is of course beyond description.