Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Oh, I know the New Year wishes come late but a new year is a new year and its okay to wish people a happy new year as long as it’s still January. This was one of my worst New Year’s Eve ever – rivaling the time I was sulking because my parents refused to take us to some concert and slept through the night of the 31st.

This year there was this grand old plan of going to Goa, THE place to be for New Years. First, a couple of friends dropped out because they had issues with a couple who were a part of the group. Then, I almost couldn’t go because of an approaching deadline for a very important personal project. After much dilly-dallying and on again off again, we finally set off, though I felt I was going more as an obligation than because I wanted to go.

The killer was the journey itself. An 18 hour journey by road with a driver who isn’t very good just killed the holiday spirit in all of us. We just couldn’t wait to get out of the car and fall into our beds at the guest house when we reached on 30th night. The only silver lining was that I got to meet GV, Shivani, Mihir, BJ, Savvy, Spunky and Ravi and we had a very nice dinner at Baga beach to celebrate Swetha’s birthday, which was almost ruined coz it was spent in a car.

We spent all of 31st lazing around at Sinquerim beach, couple of water sports and lots of prawns…:p. Anyways, we were all (all = Hyderabad gang + IIMB gang) go clubbing for New Years Eve and we decided to go to Club West End, a new club which sounded good (especially since they were charging 600 bucks per head for unlimited booze).

When we got there, it turned out to be filled with aunties and uncles. And there started the trouble – some of us said it’s a cool looking place with great music and free booze – lets just go ahead and enjoy ourselves, never mind the aunties, uncles and their kids. Some were neutral. And the others, led by a person Who Shall Not Be Named, wanted to go to Club Cabana. I argued that we would get stuck in traffic, Cabana would be way too expensive etc but alas and alack, led by He Who Shall Not Be Named, nobody paid any heed to me.

The IIMB gang sensibly decided to get off midway and spend New Years Eve at Baga beach while we reached Cabana at 11pm past to find out it was way too expensive. We then set out for the beach but thanks to the traffic, we welcomed the New Year in a traffic jam in a car. I was soooo very pissed and hyper disappointed that I yelled at everyone – something to the effect of ‘I told you all so you idiots but none of you listened to me. I’m the only one here capable of some planning and you’ll don’t even have the sense to listen to me and then you all jointly ruin my New Years’. And I left in a huff and went to the guest house, got hung up on the phone by my Mom for being rude to her and slept.

I know – that was atrocious behaviour and I’m a BAD BAD BAD person. But my New Years Eve was ruined, I was upset and disappointed and I’m only human so I do get a kick out of saying ‘I told you so’. But to make my (non-existent) readers forget about what a painful person I actually am, I will follow this up with another post so that this one is forgotten.

Oh, and the 18 hour return journey just added to everyone’s misery. L

I do hope that darned trip is no indication of how the rest of the year is going to be. *Fingers crossed*.

6 comments:

wimpy said...

even i get a strong kick out of saying 'i told you so'. i get a few kicks also, sometimes :P

and don't tell me you don't count new year's eve 04-05 among your worst - with a marketing exam looming on new year's day (at least it was for me, since i was one of the lowest in class before the end terms (and as it turned out, after also) )

Ramya said...

Wimpy: Actually, no New Years Eve 04-05 would be counted as one of my better times because for one, marketing was one of the few subjects I was doing well in but more importantly because I'd just gotten myself out of a horrible mess with someone on campus...and true to all cliches, I was looking towards the New Year to get over the last few awful months and start afresh. I was so thrilled that the worst months of my life were over that even a corpfin exam wouldnt have fazed me the least.....;)

ARSLAN YOUNIS said...

HEY, I READ UR ARTICLE ON RAPE IN INDIA,DATED:TUESDAY, MAY 24 2005 AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT MADE ME CRY WITH ANGER. I AM GLAD THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD, BUT I AM REGRETFULL THAT THERE ARE TOO FEW WITH SOME SENSE OF HUMANITY LEFT WITHIN THEM. EVERYONE OF THOSE INVOLVED IN SUCH A HORRIBLE CRIME NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED. UNFORTUNATLEY, THESE ARE ONLY WORDS AT THE END OF THE DAY. JUST KEEP REMINDING PEOPLE OF THIS EVIL.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... its been a long while ...hello again ...

so that s how u got to spend ur new year ... hey but u atleast went out to goa and went out partying ... a lot many cud not do that and perhaps did not have the luxury of being among friends !!! I am one among lol !

Hmm I guess its more abt how u spend Yr year than just the first day ... I hope u wud have some gr8 time all yr through workwise and otherwise ... Oh A very HAPPY new and exciting year


Da Enigma

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Ramya said...

Arslan Younis: Hi, I know that feeling of rage and helplessness when one hears of something like that. I guess one thing I could do is atleast write about it!!

Ramya said...

@da enigma: I'm not sure if I was actually so lucky to go there!! But thanks for the warm new year wishes anyway and wish you the same. I'm sorry I had to show the link because I cannot edit comments. I could remove it if you so wish. And will definitely check out your blog.

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