Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lesson learned

Yesterday evening my H called and told he is gonna be late from office and i needed to come and pick him up at the station.So by 7.30 pm , in that cold weather got my lil all bundled up and left for the station.On the way i was thinking only about the news i have been following from morning.The news about James kim and his family.They got lost in the wilderness of oregon with their two kids.After 9 days of hell, only mother and daughters were saved.Hats off to that "superhuman" who lost his life trying to save his family.Now back to my story,i was thinking how i will be handling a situation like this and was wondering would i be able to survive.The main problem with me is that i won't charge my cell phone frequently and have very lil knowledge abt the car(i have been driving only for a year now).So i reached the station, as H got into the car, i tried starting the car..it won't start..tried again n' again..it just won't start...battery died .By this time the station was empty and again it was bitter cold outside.My lil' started to get irritated 'coz of the cold and H tried to start the car again.No luck, so he started calling up the insurance company and thank god for them, they said help will be there in 30 mts.We spotted a cab nearby(he was waiting to pick up someone i guess) and myself and lil ' one got a ride back home while my H was there waiting for the help.Though this not even close to what the Kims went thru, but it could happen easily to anyone anytime.I learned my lesson to have my cell phone fully charged at all time and be prepared at anytime...

5 comments:

Asha said...

Thank God you survived that ordeal,Mahesh! Be careful next time.Always keep blankets,water and dry food like milk pd,crackers etc in the boot.

We used to live in Minnesota!They always adviced us to pack for emergencies.Sad about Kim too,honorable guy! Take care.

pradeep said...
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pradeep said...

akka,
please be careful while ur driving ,
by the way i know u can survive in any situataion
luv u ka

Priya said...

Its so true Maheshwari, we always live with the thought that such things happen to 'someone, somewhere', and never think it could be us too. Positive attitude is always good, but we nevertheless have to be prepared and such incidents get us to reality with a shock. What happened to Kim and his family is really sad and scary for anyone to go through. He was a truly courageous person !

On another note, I used to visit your blog quite often, but somehow missed the last few posts, loved the parotta demonstration, thank you for that :-)

Shaheen said...

Scary but true. I too never remember to keep my cell charged and ur story reminded me of my hub who got a tire puncture last winter and was stuck outside for a couple of hrs. Some one up there is certainly keeping an eye on us.