When 100 Rupee Work Cost me 27X More
Story Of A Tyre That Went Flat and Berserk
Tires can be regarded as an integral part of a car when it comes to moving and drifting the car on the streets. While we skid or drift way more often to show off expertise in driving, one must not take these tires for granted every time. I realized this not long before and would thereby like to share this exciting short story with you.
September 3, 2020
It is my brother’s birthday and my girlfriend and I ordered a special 6-piece cupcake box hand-made from the famous Cake Room Ludhiana. They gave a special personalized touch to your cake at quite affordable costs.
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They don’t deliver the orders so I had to go there in a hot sultry, although changing, weather to pick up their masterpiece. I went to take that without informing anyone because I wanted to give my little brother a surprise. Little did I know a surprise was already waiting for me.
I got there in no time with zero difficulties and received that box from the lady owner. The box bore 6 magical palettes of excellence that made me happy thinking that my little brother will love this surprise. I just wanted to rush to my home in no time and unravel this surprise to him. Things are about to get cracky here folks!
I got merely a kilometer ahead when I sensed something bumpy in my front right tire. I got off of the car to see what’s the matter. I got a Flat Tire.
Adding fuel to the fire — When Tire Took Revenge
I was in a hurry. I needed to take that surprise to my brother as soon as possible.
And for that, I had to quickly find a guy who could do a puncture.
One thing I’d like to mention here is that roads in India are majorly rugged. And this area was no exception to that.
In search of the repair guy, I dawdled here and there for quite a while, in hurry on those roads, before finally reaching him.
“Ah finally, I can go home now”, I said to myself.
“The tire has been torn apart”, he proclaimed.
I saw wires and rubber coming off from that tire as soon as I stepped out of the car. Supposedly, I ran it way more than it should be. The rugged roads helped the cause too. Why me, every time!
The New Tire
I immediately called my all-time savior, my father. I explained the whole situation to him to find out that I have to buy a new tire and replace it with the torn one. Only then I can drive back home in my car. He did send me a person to assist in the situation. Until he came, I found the place to buy the tire. I then explained the whole situation to my mother and brother before going into the shop to buy the tire.
“2600 for the new tire + labor”, said the tire seller.
I traversed 3 kilometers on that person’s motorbike to find out that a tire costs 2600 rupees. That day proved real costly to me, both in monetary terms and time. Bearing no other choice, I handed over the money to the seller and got the tire replaced. To add to my wounds, it started raining all of a sudden during that time. And one who knows me would now recognize the level of frustration inside me.
I got home after 6 grueling hours of immaculate struggle and handed over the cupcake box to my brother. He was elated and thanked me for such an amazing gift. I was joyed to see him happy, but I couldn't express it. I was more into a tiring mindset after what went on all day long. I just laid on the bed and after a minute or two, I slept.
This marked an end to this crazy anecdote of mine. Things like this can never be prepared to handle. One gets to be aware of them only via experience. And this is the sole reason why I’m sharing this anecdote with you.
What do you think you would have done that day?
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