|Astha on the go!|
|Me on the go!|
DAY 119 : Love Hate Relationship
I don’t mind travelling on a tempo but micro is just so annoying! Especially when the conductor wants three people to sit on the seat made for two. I am fine with most things here but the public transportation just sucks man. It super sucks! Wish somebody could bring a “revolution” in that department too. Ugh. Anyways’ I always tell myself “Save money Lex, don’t go on taxis, don’t do it” and next thing you know, I get on a taxi and pay something very silly. Joy. I quickly convert the amount to pounds to make myself feel better hahahaha! But when I know that it would’ve only cost Nrs 20 by micro/tempo then I’m back to “why the fuck did I get on the taxi” mode. Everyday battles with myself. Fun. Not.
I also dislike it when the taxi drivers ask me “kata, chowk mai ho”… it’s like – of course not, if I want to be dropped off on the main road then I would’ve simply taken a bus/micro/tempo! And I don’t think the taxi drivers realize that we are paying for their service… it’s like they always want to drop you off where it’s convenient to them. “Yahi drop garchu ni, tyaha gayo bhane one-way cha”. It’s like. Ani ma ke garnu?. I got a bit annoyed and told the taxi driver that if he doesn’t want to drop people where it’s convenient to them then maybe he should just drive a micro instead. I know it sounds very mean but it’s the truth!
Regardless of all this – I am grateful that we have taxis and good taxi drivers too because at the end of the night, that’s the only option I have when returning home.
Work was fine… reading, planning and re-sharing stories! Astha and me fancied pizza for lunch so we headed out to Roadhouse. It was so good! The last time I had Roadhouse Pizza was probably back in 2009 hmm!
I headed off to meet PS at the usual spot. I had to wait a while so that was a bit, uhum! We were joined by Selina and then Sakil. Selina headed off to Shisha to meet some TN members while we went to the Chinese place to have some dinner. The Chinese place reminds me of that WONG-KEI bhanne eatery in China Town London so much! It’s small and quite busy - you’ll probably have to share the table with somebody else. We ate for three and the bill was only Nrs 800 something and it was so good! Such a bargain no?
After dinner, I dropped by to say Hello to the TN members at Shisha and we called it a night.