Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On shaky grounds


By now everyone would have known of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocking Iran. Sending little panic parcels to the nearby countries that includes us in here Dubai and back home in Delhi. Well that is really the factual description of what happened. And if you go by facebook or other news source you might start feeling a little dizzy.

On ground the situation was entirely different. After a tiring workout session with the trainer, I was catching on some sleep. A few minutes past 2 in the afternoon, hubby calls in to make plans for a movie. Thankfully since it was for a movie, I eventually didn't mind taking the call at all.

Then shortly I receive another call for the hubby, “Sangi there is an earthquake, the building is shaking”. “I can’t feel anything here”, I said to him. “Well then maybe you are earthquake-proof”, says the darling hubby, slowing treading on dangerous grounds.

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Telling myself it was nothing I thought of getting back to sleep, just then I hear messages flooding on Whatsapp. Most the messages were coming in from neighbours in the community and some of these messages read as below

“I felt the earthquake now!”
“Yes, offices in festival city evacuated”
“My bed was moving”
“My sofa moved”
Another message read as, “my lights are swinging”. Ok this one really scared and made me got off my bed.
Then the message from my very thoughtful neighbour’s, “what if something happens to the nuclear plants?”.

With this thought, my sleep went away and slowly peaked out of the window. The office-goers in the complex bang opposite to my house was on the road. Then the next message on the phone was, “watch out for the after shocks, it would be wise to dress up and be ready should we need to run out”.  

Thinking to myself, maybe I really am earthquake-proof, I got ready to pick-up the hubby from the metro station. He turned up unusually early thanks to the earthquake I never felt. And then sipping a cup of tea and discussing the earthquake story, the hubby with a smirk on his face says, “Since you are shaking things up all the time, maybe the earthquake had a calming effect on you”. 

36 comments:

  1. Lol...first of all you not feeling it in itself is an after shock for me....secondly Sajju's comments always make me laugh! U guys are made for each other! ;)

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    1. Prachee it's true I didn't feel a thing .. we r celebrating 6th anniversary shortly and still he has not learnt to say the right things .. thank you so much for stopping by girl !!

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  2. Hi Sangeeta,

    Well, I was not relly much into blogs, but for the past few days, i was reading some of your writing skills. Really appreciate the way you present situations simplified and with a feather touch of humours somewhere.

    Keep it up!!!!!

    Santosh Nair

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    1. Thank you Santosh Bhai... your comment has really perked me up .. I am glad you've enjoyed reading them ..

      Cheers!!

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  3. Ha,ha....that sure was a dose of good humor Sangeeta! The way you wrote about the earthquake, I found it very funny!

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    1. Thanks Swapna .. i like to take everything easy and nothing makes me happier than taking a dig at myself ... thank you for stopping by girl and for the lovely comments !!

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  4. hahahaha !! your hubby may be right !! normally men do not feel the earthquake as they are shaken up after marriage and the magnitude is lot more !! poor hubbys :D very nicely expressed .. normally the earthquakes and terror attacks bring the husbands back home early !! hahahaha

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  5. the gettyimage pic is amazing pick .. i loved it as much i loved your post .. :)

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    1. :D well I guess just everything else in life this too has worked out in his favour rather than mine .. But then I got to watch a movie thanks to the tremors .. As they say "all's well that ends well"!

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  6. Nice that you're earthquake-proof :) Hope everything is fine.

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    1. Even I was glad to realise that .. I think maybe I should tie-up with some cement company to bring credibility to their brand and earn some moohlah out of this unique trait :D

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  7. LOL. You're funny :) Nice comment at the end! :D He he he!

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    1. Thanks Deepa .. glad you've enjoyed it !

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  8. Ha ha ha. That's truly a nice dose of humor. Enjoyed

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  9. sense of humour in the middle of earth quake.. lol.. thoroughly enjoyable read. :D

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    1. Humor comes in handy when the going gets tough .. :D

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  10. Glad to know that nothing serious happened and that you and your family are safe and sound. Do you feel left-out for not having experienced the Earthquake, specially since everyone around you is talking about it?

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    1. Actually Mehroo I was a little left out but then I thought to myself maybe I have been a good child and that god took care of me while everyone was getting scared :D

      he he ha ha !!

      Thanks for stopping by !!

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  11. Glad nothing serious happened. I love the humor here.

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  12. :) Glad you're ok.
    This post reminded me of the first time I felt a quake.

    You take care, Sangeeta. And stay earthquake-proofed. :)

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  13. The ultimate gist of the post was the line
    “Since you are shaking things up all the time, maybe the earthquake had a calming effect on you”. LOL

    Travel India

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    1. My husband will be really happy to read this comment ... Glad you've enjoyed it !!

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  14. I was in my office at that time. initially i thought it was my friend shaking my chair and later realised that the EARTHQUAKE was there
    :D

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    1. Even a friend of mine had the same feeling that someone was shaking her chair ... Good to hear that you are ok ..

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  15. All in all I hope everyone's fine..although you never felt it :P

    And you always crack me up.. :)

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    1. I am glad I do .. thank you for stopping by :D

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  16. Great fun coming out of an earthquake.

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    1. A little humor always comes in handy :D

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  17. Hehe. Good one. And I too, like ur hubby wonder if u are earthquake proof..:) When the earthquake came, I too was taking a nap however, the bed moved with such intensity that I woke up!

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    1. Really ??? I didn't feel a thing ... :(

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  18. haha....that's was quirky :D even i never feel earthquakes!!

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