Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It only happens in India...

Location: Waiting lounge, Chennai International Airport

The 20-20 match between India & Australia was being displayed on the new LCD screens at the airport. Around 300-400 people in the lounge were all glued to the TV screens. A collective groan rose as Dhoni misfielded and let the ball through for a run. And then, a wicket -- Gilchrist gone! And the entire lounge erupted in claps and cheers. Even the security folks stopped their screening for a minute and applauded.

The height of all this drama was the following incident. IA was boarding their flight to Singapore. They were issuing the final boarding call for all passengers while there were still 20 balls left in the match. And a whole set of people on that flight were glued to the TV screens and didn't budge!

IA Official: Final boarding call for Singapore flight. Sir, Singapore poravanga ellam flight-la erunga sir!

Passenger: Sir, oru two minutes..

IA Official: Everyone on IA flight to Singapore, please kindly board...[pleading]

No response

IA Official: Sir, dhayavu senju erunga..flight edukkanum...[literally begging]

Still none budged. Everyone watched India's victory and then boarded the IA flight with a satisfied smile on their faces. :) It can only happen in India!

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prabukarthik said...

First things first!! :)

viswajith.k.n said...

As u r post itself says "IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA!"

Anonymous said...

:)) desi gethu..we indian always indian

Subha said...

pk & viswajith, sathyama! :)

Anonymous said...

d D

CONGRATS.came late to dumdum..anyways great news and we are here to hear the otherside.

pl continue ur posts..


Red Phoenix said...

Hello subha.. From the post I can understand that neengalum andha situationla irundha adhan panni irupinga.. Sathiyama, soober experience... People would have considered IA service as heavenly. (orey oru doubtu, I thought Indian Airlines serves only domestic airservices)

Sriram said...

after all the IA is performing a service.. customer is god isn't it? :)

Anonymous said...

Subha... I happened to see all your blogs. U r identifying things in a right way and doing a great job. Hats off! Keep up