13 March 2007

The licence trial

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

Diya:

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

Srik:

last minute prep with many people's life in hand
very nice
and....

Diya:

esp wen i heard that she was coming for the 2nd ime for her test
:)

Srik:

oh! God!

Diya:

we reached with lil hiccps..thanks to our driver's skill in handling the second set of controls

Srik:

hmmmm
and then u were not allowed to practice?

Diya:

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

Srik:

oho! so u waited till it is 12:30?
I can
poor you

Diya:

n i began cursing her left right n centre

Srik:

hilarious

Diya:

well we were then asked to wait in the shed beside for our turn

Diya:

n thats wen i got a good n up close look at the track
:'(

Srik:

so u had to drive on a readymade track
not on the road
actual road

Diya:

actual road nalli real vehicles iratte alwaa??? namma level of expertise navaranna avaramadhye bittu yaake avarigella sumne paapa kattabeku???
i mean....
namma baidre avarige paapa tagalatte antha
well anyways
interruptions sakkath jaasti aaytu
so sumne keling now

Srik:

yeah :D
heluvanthavaLaagu (Please Continue) :D

Diya:

hmm..aamele where was i???
yeah track
phull upuuu downuuu
adralli figure of 8 bere (There was a figure 8 on the track)
hmm

Srik:

Hahahah

Diya:

i thought idenu maha (I thought its easy)
im sure i can ace it
andre ace ildidru...maadbahudu(if not ace, doable ;))

Srik:

ace?

Divya:

n my daydreams were rudely interrupted by my name being called...
madam yaava gaadi??? (Which vehicle madam?)
santro
banni madam (Get in madam)

Srik:

:D
interesting narration

Diya:

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!)

Srik:

so body language couldnt speak with him

Diya:

n voila our driver had already brought the car roud front

Srik:

ok
spoon feeding

Diya:

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...
ok
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

me happy
d happy

Srik:

coool

Diya:

then d says madam take left at that extreme end.

Srik:

inspector in back seataa?

Diya:

“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
:P
ok naa???

Srik:

hey tel me inspector in the seat next to you ???

Diya:

ayyo illa….nononono…..

Srik:

he was not in car at all
?

Diya:

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

Srik:

oho! its no test at all :'(

Diya:

ok???????

Srik:

Yup

Diya:

hey sumniru…hey shut up…
kelu….listen…
illandre.....otherwise….
hmm
thats better
then i take the turn indicated n look at a steep down road....
ok
here goes
smooth....
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

Srik:

sure


we'll be back after a short break!!!

Episode re-telecasted based on the requests......here

10 comments:

December Stud said...

Awwwww come ooon it was going so well.....I hate intervals in movies ;)

Srik said...

Patience is the only maddu for all the problems ;)

Mohan said...

Ha ha ha..

Did she get through?

cheers
mohan!

praneshachar said...

short break pattena illa cable hoita namkade nodi
bega shur madi matte ondu sala
broadcast madi sir

Srik said...

Since the power went off for the episode dated ...... in most parts of the city, it would be re telecast tomorrow :)

Till then ENJOY MAADI :D

Pegasus said...

really long.... but was hilarious... i hope u had her permission to use the conversation

mouna said...

this is interesting!! aamele?

Prashanth M said...

ditto as DS.... esh t hottina intervel idu?!

Srik said...

Pegasus,
Diya will clear your doubts, shortly!!

All,

episode re-telecast banthu....innenu bandeee bidtu!!

Mohan said...

Srik, yen idu tragedy king atha iddera?

Diya, failuer is the corner stone of success. As if all the drivers on road know proper driving. Ask any driver to do "right reverse" 60% dont know what it is and other 40% say what is that?

Why do you need to worry. There is allways an other day, another car and another inspector.

Next time you will know not to do that. Take the test again.You will get thru.