Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The best ...

Last ten days ,I have been travelling hard crossing scores of bridges and barren lands.With scorching heat teaming with high humidity was making the life tough outside.The high skyscrapers with flourishing shopping malls and taxis and cars running with snail's speed was making easy for the road side poor children to earn his livelihood. Well,this was an observation not a final verdict for the metropolitan cities which was adding to the country's GDP and also making India to stand in the row of developing nations.To break the ice,I was travelling through Delhi,Bangalore and Patna to meet my old friends.
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I was sleeping in the second AC compartment of Delhi-Bangalore Rajdhani Express.The coach was cosy and the service was second to none.The food was splendid and attendant kept asking,"Sir,Is the temperature right?".I was astonished.With the sun peeping through the window of the bathroom ,I attended nature's call with full comfort and joy.After flushing ,I opened the bathroom door only to see a couple of aunties waiting for me to come outside.The scene also had a couple of waiter running to and fro serving the passengers.The pantry car was adjacent to mine and first AC was on the other side of the pantry car.So,to create the picture ,pantry car separated the first AC compartments with the others.With empty stomach I landed on my seat and looked for the waiter for breakfast.A couple of waiters were staggering towards the other compartment (most probably 3 AC) with plates full of sandwiches and teacups.I almost shouted,"Waiter! Waiter !" but in vain .He seemed to be in a hurry.I decided to wait for his return.

I thought in meantime,I was in 2 AC ,So service should begin from first,second and then third rather than first,third and then second.I was irked a little.After ten minutes(approx) ,I saw the waiter returning with empty plates.I stopped him and asked him a couple of questions...
Me: Your service is not the Best.
Waiter:I am sorry.Sir but we are serving the best to you.
Me:You must first cover the 2 AC  before attending 3 AC.
Waiter:Exactly Sir.We serve you the best and this is not the best,Sir.Preparing the best is little time consuming.

I was puzzled and a smile spread on my lips after hearing his answer.
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18 comments:

  1. hahaha Gunjan !! thanks to India ...better services come for better money :D .... for good money .. only bad services :D

    I avoid eating pantry food since there have been incidents of cockroaches found in the train meal .. and in the pantry car ..

    no matter whether the lift up food from some station or cook it in pantry .. hygiene in India is easily compromised with and this is our hardcore reality . The ones who make the food are bothered about the money than the quality of food and the services !
    nice post !

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    1. very true my say.but sometimes during long journey,one has to rely on pantry cars.

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  2. Dear Gunjan,
    You certainly know how to make us laugh with your storytelling. I really like your sense of humor. Keep it up my friend...laughter is the best medicine!
    Thanks for sharing and for your recent visit to my blog. Your presence is appreciated. ;-)

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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    1. hi andy,
      its a huge compliment for me.And thanks for much needed appreciation.
      :)

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  3. OMG............. What a reply!!!!! I salute that waiter..... Thank you for the humorous post.....

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    1. yes debopam,i was befuddled for a moment after hearing his reply.i was confused whether it was a joke or a reality,but pantry car in indian trains is a serious joke mocking with our hard earned money and plays with our empty stomach. : )

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  4. Smart waiter!
    Well narrated!

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    1. yes,he was a smart cunning fellow.
      Thanks for reading.and much needed reviews.

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  5. hahh :) such a smart reply that would make anyone speechless. You have narrated the incident beautifully :) I can almost imagine myself at your place :D

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    1. he he ! i too was speechless for a moment.

      Thanks for reading and much needed appreciation.
      :)

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  6. hheehe you are lucky to bump into a witty and humourous waiter, the last time I had a waiter who was so frustrated the entire journey, couldnt see him smile.Train journeys give us good stories, Your post makes me want to travel again.

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    1. very true Sonia.Train journeys give us good memoirs ,some bitter and some humourous.

      I am honoured to hear that this post of mine made you want to travel again.

      Thanks . Keep visiting .
      :)

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  7. Good one...even people who serve have got a ready reply ...that's good sensing the growing GDP...!!!

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  8. What a reply... Poor Guy, can imagine his plight when people start to shout. An interesting manner to write it in Gunjan... :)

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