I was talking to Diya, one of my friends, online. She narrated an interesting story…of her attempt at trying a Driving licence test in Bangalore. Poor fellow, she, of cource, was in the arena thru a driving school. And then…….
OK. Let me not add masala to her story…she explains better than me….
Over to you Diya :).
I am pasting the log as it is…I have tried my best in translating the Kannada words to English as it is.. but u knw…some times….yeah read it and lets know :D
So Sat mrning i was to be there at 9 in the guy's office
landed there almost on the dot..n filled up a multitude of forms
loads of ppl there n lots of tips flying all round the place
i as pretty calm n maybe a teeny bit over confident too
well that apart, we reached peenya by round 10.30
the lady driving our santro was pretty bad.....
andre nanna prakaara
start stop madtaidru
so that made me feel all the more overconfident
last minute prep with many people's life in hand
esp wen i heard that she was coming for the 2nd ime for her test
we reached with lil hiccps..thanks to our driver's skill in handling the second set of controls
and then u were not allowed to practice?
n that same lady cut in front of me in the q
nanna last ge talbitru
that got me all hot n bothered as u can very well imagine
oho! so u waited till it is 12:30?
n i began cursing her left right n centre
well we were then asked to wait in the shed beside for our turn
n thats wen i got a good n up close look at the track
so u had to drive on a readymade track
not on the road
actual road nalli real vehicles iratte alwaa??? namma level of expertise navaranna avaramadhye bittu yaake avarigella sumne paapa kattabeku???
namma baidre avarige paapa tagalatte antha
interruptions sakkath jaasti aaytu
so sumne keling now
heluvanthavaLaagu (Please Continue) :D
hmm..aamele where was i???
phull upuuu downuuu
adralli figure of 8 bere (There was a figure 8 on the track)
i thought idenu maha (I thought its easy)
im sure i can ace it
andre ace ildidru...maadbahudu(if not ace, doable ;))
n my daydreams were rudely interrupted by my name being called...
madam yaava gaadi??? (Which vehicle madam?)
banni madam (Get in madam)
i walked with almost a swagger..well a very womanly confident stride rather
the inspector looked..
at my form n asked name
i said diya
n he din even bother looking up
i said good for me n stood still
he said hogi (Go ahead!)
so body language couldnt speak with him
n voila our driver had already brought the car roud front
i walked down to the car n he said all the best madam..olle inspector ge haksiddeeni... (I have put u under a good inspector, easy to pass ;))
i said sari sir..thank u (OK sir, thanks)
n got in
he said gaadi gear nalle ide..start maadi..slight aagi clutch bidi..brake bidi...
me: tried changing the gear..
d: Not required madam
m: No need to change the gear??
d: Not required..Do what I say..slowly accelerate!!
m:dutifully follow orders
And i take the first steep aagi up iro road
alls well mind u
then d says madam take left at that extreme end.
inspector in back seataa?
“indicator” d utters, but me has already put it on
d hapy again
inspector in his seatuuu
d in back seatuuu
me in driving seatuuu
hey tel me inspector in the seat next to you ???
he was not in car at all
he was sitting in the shade where he was checking the forms n all
next to the shed where we were waiting for our turn
oho! its no test at all :'(
hey sumniru…hey shut up…
then i take the turn indicated n look at a steep down road....
d happy stilll
n then we r near where we started n
d says ee madhyad road nalli left madam (left on this middle road madam)
aa road full ghat section roaduuu(it’s a ghat section road!!)
hey jus b bk
im being called
don go away
we'll be back after a short break!!!
Episode re-telecasted based on the requests......here