Life is not all that bad....

Last evening, my friend, Milan and I got caught up with some work which detained us a few hours beyond our normal office hours. meanwhile the other office in the building also shut down for the day. Not going in to the details of who / why / how, the security person locked the main gates and the outer gate and left.

Imagine the two of us, eager to go home, happy that the testing went well, glad that the internet connection didn't betray us like it was doing for the last few days, and suddenly we find ourselves locked in.

We called our colleagues, got the office man-for-all-jobs promise to come ASAP with the keys, and started thinking about our situation. The worst case was if no one came! But then we had biscuits, jams, pickles, sauce, and Hajmola to eat; we have good music to listen to; few movie DVDs to watch; internet to chat / browse; roof to ourselves (to stargaze); and phone to talk to our near and dear ones. We even started singing. Well, I sang "Masakali" in rap beats... and Milan sang a self written devotional song, which roughly translates to "Either you (Goddess Kali) come, or keys come". Life is not all that bad, if you know how to look at it.

Well, after a few minutes, our man came with the main gate keys, but without the outer gate keys. But, then, we were only too glad to climb the five ft. wall and the gate over to freedom.

20 comments:

Aarbee said...

I think it was perfect because you had food with you. And you weren't sleep deprived.
Sorry, these are the only two things that I care about nowadays.

:D

But seriously, sounds like fun. And masakalli is super cool!!

Anuradha said...

The twists and turns of life :)

Ah didn't know about the song 'masakalli' till I googled , way outdated these days i guess :)

Kanchan said...

Seems like you had a good time, even though you were locked in after a long day at work. I'm trying to imagine masakalli in rap :)

B. O'Hemian said...

@RB
I can understand about caring about those two things.
Most songs from Dilli-6 are super cool :)

@Anu
Bet this cannot happen to you. Access control / emergency exit / round the clock surveillance - I know how it works in "big" places.
Listen to the song, and if you understand one sentence, explain it to me, please.

@Kanchan
Complete contrast to your fun boat race... but this was fun too. Masakali in rap was like ... a lot of "Yo, yo"s (due to lack of lyrics), the word "Masakali", and a lot of laughter (at our situation).

~ ॐ ~ said...

Arre sahi.... ek picture ban-ni chahiye is situation par bhai !!!

63 minutes ki !!!

and the song is super fun... must have heard it like 50+ times this weekend... and am just liking it more !!!!

tune hip-hopish tone nahin diya gaane ko? sirf RAP?

Reeta Skeeter said...

khikhi seriously filmy situation that!

Staying positive does help in every situation

:)

I am said...

he he nice, I haven't heard the song.. so can't relate to it..

hope you get locked in again :)

B. O'Hemian said...

@Om
Tu direct karega? :P
I like almost all the songs of Delhi-6, specially Genda Phool, and Arziyan are on my hot playlist. Next time I will try to sing Masakali in Himesh style, khush?

@Skeets
You bet :)

@Tanu
You should listen to it.
Locked in ... again? Like the Bobby song - "Hum tum ek kamre mein..."? Not with Milan ... nehi :)

deeps said...

now that its over, no wonder u are remembering it fondly.......locked out from whole world.....sahi hai

~ ॐ ~ said...

Haan bhai zaroor !!! i would be glad :)

Gainda Phool par ek video bhi hai from Minneapolis... will upload soon!

I am said...

he he he... u know what I was about to write the 'hum tum song...' in my comment yesterday... ki u should this song.. than mahakali or masakali..

glad u wrote it yourself...

tum to dubaara lock ho hi jaogee :))

Arobindo said...

Mama...that was good...there are three things you missed..

1. Load shedding
2. Tea
3. Mudi Chanachur

And you had a blockbuster

B. O'Hemian said...

@Deeps
If I was locked in still... I would probably sing "Jailhouse Rock"!

@Om
He he... upload it.

@Tanu
With friends like you.. who needs enemies?

@Aro
Load shedding season has not started yet. Tea and Chanachur... we should fix that soon - in case of "emergencies". Good pointer :)

Rohit Talwar said...

Masakali's rap version? Please sing it for me too, dau.

B. O'Hemian said...

@RT
It's a genius thing you know... can't be re-produced.

Butterfly said...

What an experience! Perfect for writing an essay in an exam paper!

B. O'Hemian said...

They would never ask about these things in exams! If I was studying, I would have to do the "Goru'r Rochona" to write this :)

Butterfly said...

No, what I meant was that sometimes, topics like 'a memorable experience' or 'an original short story about being trapped' or something like that comes in the exams. In that case, this sort of experience would have helped!:-)

Adisha Agarwal said...

I know everyone here is talking about the Masakali song... but you know what... I would like to know the lyrics of the song on Kali Ma.. I want to know what options did you guys give to the Goddess so that she might decide whether she has to come or send you guys the keys... hehehe... :)

B. O'Hemian said...

@Butterfly
Got it :)

@Adisha
It was simply like that: "Ya to tum darshan do, ya chabi do"