Being a book-worm would not teach you everything – we know that. Ability to read a map can not help you reach the places – Bangalore tells us.
Pondering-Over-The-Eicher-Map-Me: “Oh – this is simple. I am sure I can reach here easily. The road A goes straight and meets Road B at the deadend and no one ways either…”
Helpful-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “No – there is diversion here. The flyover is being built. You have to turn left, then follow the traffic for couple of more turns and then..”
Self-assured-Me: “No, no. You are surely confused. The flyover is on the way from your office to your home and the other one is also on the crossing of road X and road Y…”
Proud-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “I am living in Bangalore for n years.”
Reconciling-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “So, I know that there aren’t just those two fly-overs. There is one being constructed here too.”
Sarcastic-Me:”How many flyovers are being construted in Bangalore?”
Irritated-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “I do not know.”
Playful-Because-Don’t-Know-What-Else-To-Be-Me: “What have you been doing in Bangalore for n years then?”
Responding-Accordingly-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “Not counting the number of flyovers under construction. I’d rather count the stars in the sky.”
The conversation isn’t real, but it could well have been. When shall I be able to tread the roads that I see on the map in Bangalore?