Bengaluru: Prakash and Rita, returned from their weekend trip after spending quality hours at different traffic bottlenecks inside the city.
Prakash who has spent more time with Silk Board signal than with his wife Rita wanted to surprise her on their first anniversary. Alas, city traffic had some other plan.
The blame game started between the two after they realized, forget about the outing, it will be a struggle to catch their Monday morning office cab.
“I could have taken her to a nearby bowling alley, could have cut a love shaped strawberry cake along with candlelight dinner. Yeh toh koi bhi kar sakta tha. Wanted to try something different,” said Prakash.
He added, “What was the reason for Rita to try all those outfits, do so much makeup. 2 AM (when we started) ko kaun check karta hai road pe tum kaisi dikh rahe ho. Yeh baar baar gaadi stop karke, selfie leke social media mein upload karne ka bimari, that’s what spoiled our plan”.
Rita has a different take, “My friends had warned me, two days is not sufficient to get out of Whitefield only. Why did Prakash plan a trip like this? Mein toh yahan abhi abhi aayee hoon, he is staying here for last eight years”.
Though the couple did not anticipate the traffic correctly, their friends, colleagues and well-wishers staying in the city knew where they would be looking at Rita’s social media updates. They ‘correctly’ sent the couple bouquet, gifts marking the major signals as their address.
Disheartened Prakash and Rita while returning met their neighbors leaving for their home town in Tamil Nadu near their residence. To Prakash’s query “Are you going for Dussehra?” Neighbours replied, “Kaun kambakht hai jo dusshra ke liye abhi niklega, hum toh nikle hain ki, Diwali tak ghar pahunch sakke”.