“I love traveling” or so I think because of a recently developed affinity towards traveling. I kept thinking my parents wasted 22 years of my life. They never took me on trips far away from home. Every time I asked for it, they just told me to go by myself when I started earning. So, finally the time has come….
I wanted to fly so desperately and here I go. My first flight!! From Bangalore to Hyderabad. A 1 hour flight.
The more amusing thing about this day was the ride to the airport than the flight or the rest o the day spent roaming Hyderabad. A certain Mr. A was supposed to pick me up at 5.45 am. When I called him the previous night, he did not pick up the phone. Such was his deep sleep! Assuming rightly that he would not wake up as early as 5.30 am, I asked a certain colleague, Mr. B, who was doing a night out at office, for no particular reason. Still he was the “friend in need”. Mr. B said, coming early in the morning to pick me up was a little difficult. But he could pick me up at 12.30 am and drop me at office where I could sleep till the early hours. I thought the idea of my “friend in need” was the best idea!! So we reached office at 1.10 am, without waking my neighbors to give a filmy elope feeling. I tried to sleep in the office dormitory till 6 am with a decent percentage of success.
I gave Mr. B a call at 6 am to remind of my drop to the airport. He said he will wake up. I gave Mr. B another call at 6.05 am. He said he almost woke up. I gave Mr. B another call at 6.10 am. He arrived at the ground floor to get the bike. Wow, I said.
The take off is the best part of the flight, when the pilot accelerates up the runway. It is like zooming out on Google Earth. Before I could finish my breakfast, the flight reached 36,000 ft high. I don’t know what I missed about this altitude, but when I looked out I only saw clouds. As I got on to the runway in Hyderabad, I saw the Junior Kannada Matinee idols, Senior Matinee Idol, Raj Kumar’s sons. They look the most average men I have ever seen. Still they are special people all over the state.