Bad bits first
“It never rains but it pours” goes the old aphorism, and today it has been (metaphorically) pouring down in my little world.
Himmat was discharged from hospital yesterday and his platelet count is slowly going up. Which is, of course, the signal for young Suraj to go down with dengue. He is now the 3rd person in the household to get it, so we have serious cause for concern.
Then the driver inadvertently reversed my car over Tommy, my ridiculously fluffy white street dog, so he’s now all bandaged up and feeling rather sorry for himself.
So, yes, definitely one of those days.
And the flip side to all this negative stuff is… the good bits
Massive traffic jam on the way back from the vet (wait wait, I’m getting there). Mutter, grumble from yours truly, who is (understandably, I think, given today’s events) not in the best of moods.
Inch forward through the bumper to bumper traffic.
Locate source of traffic jam.
And so, yes, obviously I stopped the car, thereby contributing to the traffic jam to rubberneck along with everyone else.
As was the following article, which is literally the only good thing to come out of yet another horrid communal riot. People in a Delhi suburb have been flighting each other – rioting, really – across the religious divide.
Read on :
A true “only in India” moment.
And that’s it for today, friends. Got to go tend to the sick and wounded.