Payanangal Thodargirathu - Londonil vaangia laddu :(

Kadisia oru vazhia flight vanthu senthuchi..Seri munnaidye poitu seata pudichiralaamnu paatha..final round security check onnu iruku solitu again shoe..socks..belt..bucklenu athanaiyum checked. Enaku minna pona aal was talking to the security person in hindi. Atha ketutu antha security maama..avan hindikaaranaannu asked. Athuku antha beku "..illa naan intha oor thaan aana hindi nalla theriyumnu" perumaiya mandaiya aatichi. That security maama then said "chaaval khaane log..hindi bolte hain..waah.." Antha dialog ketutu enkulla iruntha pacchai manjal sevappu tamizhan somersaulted. Badiluku hindila.."yenga.. arisi saapta hindi pesa varaathunu evan sonaan"nu keten. Oru veera aavesathula vaaya vitutenenaalum..saptha naadiyum enakku adangi poidichi. "Maatina mavanay..unnai POTA sattathula ulla thalli muttia pekka poranga paaru"nu derror aaidichi. To the contrary the security maama felt very sheepish and said.."apdi ileenga..intha oorla generala yarum hindi pesarathillaye..athaan sonen". Appo i didnt realise, that i would feel the same like him soon nu.

International flightskum Physicskum semma relation irukunga. Rendu start pannalum naan automatica thoongiruven. And eppo ezhunthu paathalum enna nadakuthunnay puriathu. Shame blood this time also. Pilot part timea auto otitruparu pola. Auto pilotnu yetho solvangalla..athunalayo ennavo therila..start aana udanay oray aatammo aatam. Ullara irukara pakki paathi perukku mela vellakaaranungala..paavam avangaluku Govinda Govinda kooda solla therila. Naama yerina meenambakkamla flight kelambi Nungambakkathula land aagara matter paavam avanga didnt know. Namma raasi apdi. Oru vazhia mabbu erangi flight steadya poga aarambichithu. British airwaysla namma Air Indiala reject panna aayaas recruit pannirukanga pola. Athana airhostessum thondu kezhams :((

Pakkathula ukkanthiruntha paiyan romba aarvama neenga enga poreenga vareengannu immigrationla kaetta athana kostinayum thirumba keattan. I repeated everything verbatim. Suddenly he asked "Aaama ..neenga pora ooru semma kuliraachay winter wearlaam vachirukeengalla?" he asked. Appo thaan realised. (Quick flashback to Chennai airport..extra weight..plastic cover thooki poattathu) Antha plastic coverla vera onnumilla..Saakshaath..athana winter wearum thaan :( Sethaanda sekarnu sogathula..slept again.

Woke up after sometime and felt semma bored. Enna panalaamnu paathapo..saw that pakkathu seat paiyan was watching HOUSE on TV. I was super thrilled. Aaana paarunga..nammaku thaan eppovum sukkirai thasai uchhamaachay. Avlo peria Boeing flightla correcta en seat TV mattum work aagala. Naanum touch screena punch screena use panni paathen..uhumm. Flight map thavira oru mannum display aagala. Oru vazhia flight landed at Heathrow.

I've read before that its a huge airport. But ivvvvvvvlooooo perusunu couldnt even imagine. The shuttle took solid 10 minutes to reach my gate and it was travelling quite fast!! Needless to say..international ponaalum..local  kodumai was awaiting me. Except for my flight, all the other connecting flight info was on the display. I was asked to go to the main terminal to check on the main display for all flight connections. It took another half an hour to reach that place only to find that my flight info was missing there too!! There was one  lady aapeecer (pineappleo pomograneto etho oru name..so guess had to be either Italian or Spanish) who saw me muzhichifying and told me that i am way too early for my flight and it would come in display only after 2 hours. Athu varaikkum venumna shopping poyennu she guided me towards the shop floor. Velaiyelaam paatha thalai suthirichi. Thought will call home. Before starting i had triple confirmed with my service provider that my phone had international roaming activated. It was not a big surprised when it carried no signal. Pay phones use pannaalam paatha local currency or cardnu potrunthichi. Erkanavay Water bottlela vaangina laddu nyabgam vara..i stayed away.

There was one Asian family sitting next to me all this while and they were chatting in a language i couldnt quite decipher. Thought they must be Sinhalese and was busy meddling with my phone to see if it picked any network. Suddenly i heard a voice asking "unga phonela signal irukka". Absently i started replying "Ileenga.." and then realised the feeling of "Inba Thaen earla paanjings".

"Aaha..neenga tamizha..konja neram munthi etho languagela pesitrutheenga"
"Naan Maduraikaaringa...saurashtra..those people were also speaking my mother athaan avangalta pesitrunthen....neenga entha ooru Chennaiya"
"Ada..aamanga..epdi kandupudicheenga"
"Athaan suitcase sizeku posterla address otti vachirukeengalay..athapathu thaan" nu sollitu she smiled.
Airportla iruntha athanai bulbum en mandaikku mela pragaasama erinjitrunthichi. And Kismet Konnection moviela vara mathiri suddenly my cell phone became alive. Strangely only text messages went through and voice didnt. Seri..vantha varaikkum ok nu messaged home.

"You want to message home? En phonela signal irukku ippo"
"Oh..thank you.." She rapidly typed few words and hit send. "You know..I was terrified how to contact my husband...BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP"

Antha wordkaprum antha ponnu sonna ethuvumay kaathula vizhala. Sad ringtonela violin sounda started playing. Cinemaala mattumay sila situationslaam possiblenu again realised. We chatted around for a while and soon my flight info sprang up on the screen. Irritatingly enough, i had to travel all the way back to the terminal where i landed to catch the flight and rushed back with a hurried good bye.

~Kodumais Kontinued

Comments

G3 said…
Branded Gils post :D

//She rapidly typed few words and hit send. "You know..I was terrified how to contact my husband...BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP" //

ROTFL :))) Kavalapadaadheeenga boss.. neenga JOKK mudikkaama pala viewersoda vayitherichala kottikareenga illae.. adhaan ippadi ellam nadakkudhu :P
Aarti said…
Enna oru post... hahaha.... kavalapadatheenga saar, ungalayam USA mechu kattum ;o)
Ramesh said…
LOL. Gilsu in top form. Another superb kodumai post.

Real pity about the vimana sundaris. Maybe the next sector had some svelte stews !!

Plizzzzzz to elaborate on saappattu kodumais too :)
RS said…
//Branded Gils post :D

//She rapidly typed few words and hit send. "You know..I was terrified how to contact my husband...BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP" //

ROTFL :))) Kavalapadaadheeenga boss.. neenga JOKK mudikkaama pala viewersoda vayitherichala kottikareenga illae.. adhaan ippadi ellam nadakkudhu :P//

Repeeeeaaaaat......

BTW, //Roomie: "mavanay..inimay kitchen pakkam samaikkarennu varuva??!!grrr..."
Me:"uhumm.."
Roomie:"kitchen enga iruku keta enna solluva"
Me:"Erode pakkam thoothukudi pakkam iruku solliduven...avvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv"//--ithukaana kaaarana post-um venum :D
Appu said…
govinda govina solla theriyati neenga ellam solli thara vendayathu thana, land agarathuku munnadi one month salary sambathichu irukulam :)

intha ponnungale ipdi than ejaman [message to husband]

heathrowla orey oru Asian veg hotel irukum nalla irukum :) BA lounge pakkam pona free wifi kedaikum nu oru punniyavan sonnar enakku :)
R-ambam said…
super post ithu verum trailor nu nambarein :D
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R-ambam said…
solla maranthutena .. TV work pannalennu complain senju one of my friends got vouchers for swarozki jewels :D
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Venkat said…
connecting flight connecting flightnu kelvi pattu iruken anna ipadi chennai payaina madurai ponnu kooda connect panumnu ipothan theriyuthu.. gills antha girl unmaiyile husbandukuthan messagedaa? illa unga phonela irunthu avanga phoneku message anupi number sotredaa?
gils said…
@ggg:
:) adutha target JOKK thaan..oru episode ready..wl release soon :)

@rt:
paapom :)

@thala:
saapaatu kodumai perun kodumaiya iruku..wl come to that
gils said…
@athivasi:

:) FBlam irukeengala innum!!! aal addressay kaanum ungala?

@zeno:

athennamo seri :) BA loungelaam porathuku business class or club card irukanumaam.. :(
gils said…
@rambam:

:) innum varum :) ada kodumaiye..oru gift coupon poachha..vidunga..adutha thaba use panikaren.. :))

@venkat:

//connecting flight connecting flightnu kelvi pattu iruken anna ipadi chennai payaina madurai ponnu kooda connect panumnu ipothan theriyuthu//

Ennodathu NOKIA phonega :)

//.. gills antha girl unmaiyile husbandukuthan messagedaa? illa unga phonela irunthu avanga phoneku message anupi number sotredaa?//

i the likings u :) aana nenaps polaps kedukums u see :)
Venkat said…
Phoneuma! why then missing, nokia is koovee koovee vithing with that word,. avangia mella consumer courtla case potunga gills..
hahahahah u know i came here because i wanted to read something funny to cheer myself up and u did just that :)

WOuld be in touch , good to read ur writing again gils :)

Sri
gils said…
@venkat:

potruvom :)

@srivats:

hey..welcome :) thanks..

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