Sunday, July 13, 2008

My first love..


Riding back home from gym today, I was thinking about my never-ending job hunt in Mumbai, my journalism dreams, my blog, the Oats oozing with sugar and 5 tablespoons of skimmed milk powder that would be waiting for me once i reach home and so on. Out of the blue, it hit me, I've written about a gallizion things in this space, except for the most important person/thing in my life. My first love, my baby, my purple Scooty Pep!

Our torrid love affair started when i was in my first year of college and I can say without a doubt in my mind that we're still going strong. She has been through it all with me. The good times, the bad times, the moderate times and the wasted times. She has borne the brunt of my sadness, anger, euphoria, excitement and all the other human emotions humanely possible. She has been a brave soldier for three years, battling all my mood swings. Ever-ready to take on any challenges head-on. Be it dodging stupid pedestrians who just can't cross the road for nuts, cyclists who take forever to crawl through traffic, dinosaur sized cars that try and act funny whenever they see a woman-biker on the roads. Yes, woman biker! My scooty is a Bike. She is not a moped, she is not a scooty. She is a Bike. Period!

Whenever she falls ill, i feel her pain. It brings me great sadness and agony to take her to the service station and leave her there with a bunch of men for 2 and 3 days. My life comes to a standstill for that period of time and i pray fervently to all the Gods to heal her quick, so that she can come back home, back to where she belongs.

My purple scooty pep, i have no words to thank you for putting up with me, for being my ever faithful sidekick, for being my friend and confidante during all the times i needed you the most.

I love you babe! Always and forever.

11 comments:

Raj said...

Sexists unite! Should women be allowed to drive considering their non directionality, extremely poor geographical sense, weaker eyes and slower reflexes.

Mustang said...

interesting point about the scooty being a bike !! 75cc, wet plate clutch - a bike... maybe.

the bike does move.. ill vouch for it..i know of a friend who off rode a scooty through a patch of stones and slush where even bullets were struggling and of another who used to ride it to pondy every other weekend..

the thing does move....

and for the record, a bike is man/woman's best friend no matter the season..

Ride safe lady,

D

lemonade said...

I feel the same way bout My red dio! :)

Deepak said...

You are JOB HUNTING in MUMBAI :O

Capt. Jack Sparrow said...

You are in MUMBAI??? How could you?? But why? LOL... All the best.

And its just a bike. You are not supposed to be materialistic kidoo..

Karthik said...

Welcome to Aamchi Mumbai :)
and thanks for the Lays packet :D

Raj said...

But why Mumbai exactly? Do you have a fixation to places on different coastlines or are you just fond of Maharashtrian men?

CM-Chap said...

Lucky Scooty...

BTW.. u moved to Mumbai???? why so?

Arun PK said...

haa.. Convey ma regards to ur "bike"!! :) I like ur style of writin!

JollyRoger said...

Hey why the shift? Anyway my first love is still my Fiero after 7 years and 80K kms on it. It isnt a man thing I guess.

!! Oxymoron !! said...

Sniff..sniff..I'm all misty eyed about my green scooty now..!!