Yaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh!!! It was 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon and I was at my wit’s end as to how to cure my incessant headache. I peered at my monitor hoping that the code, which I had been analyzing for the past hour, would make some sense. For all I knew, it could have been written by Leonardo Da Vinci!
Aki had mailed that she would be joining me for tea at around 3:00. I looked at my watch for the 5th time during the past ten minutes. It was only 2:06 p.m. Sigh….. 54 min more and….. wait a min…… I looked at my watch again. “Go for a snooze… go for a snooze”, prompted my alter-ego. I could not resist the temptation (after all, I am human, and a blazing headache considerably weakened my defenses) and soon I was (sleep)walking towards the building which housed the dorm.
The dorm was on the third floor of the building. Too tired to take the stairs, I made use of the lift. Once on the floor, I made my way straight to the Ladies’ dorm (you see, I had been there before and hence knew the route). I was about to turn the handle when something made me look at the door. I got the shock of my life when I saw ‘Gents’ Dormitory’ written in large bold letters! Suddenly, I was wide awake! I jerked my hand away as if I had been scalded! I was completely (miraculously) cured of my head-ache - thanks to this shock-treatment (now… now… this is NOT what I recommend to get yourself cured of headache or any other ailment).
I practically ran to the lift thinking of the near-escape I had. What happened to the Ladies' dorm? Has it been shifted? While I waited for the lift to come down to the third floor, my mind ran through all possibilities of the mayhem which I had nearly caused – a few being really funny. The LCD glowed 4 and then 3. I waited for the lift-door to open. But wait….. the display showed 2 and then, the lift doors swung open.
It was then I realized that I was on the second floor and not the third floor :).