Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday morning and as usual we had booked a ticket in Sathyam Cinemas so Gokul and me were off for it. We started for the movie Veerasamy, but unfortunately T Rajendar movies had so much graphics and was taken in iMax cameras and 3D that Sathyam's theatre was not compatible and was not put up there. So we had to console ourself with another tormentor in Tamil cinema - Ilaya Mokaipathy Vijay. As Mr.Gokul had crashed my heavy duty bike to a lamp post previous night ( thinking it was a beautiful damsel and trying to impress her) , We had to steal my friend Cyril's bike key whilst he was snoring.
As we set out on the busy Mount Road , we both were excellent bikers and so just to prove to Gokul am better of him i went racing thru all the bends GP style until i realised i had zoomed past the red light, and did'nt realise chennai cops were so quick to react...a mama (cop) who was having his coconut in the shade jumped onto the road spreading his hands and started jumping left and right( it was so much of a funny sight) to stop us. So I had to pull over and immediately he took the keys. Following is the conversation...
Cop : Did you see the signal?
Me : Yes anna(bro)...(shit i shud hav called him mama at least)
Cop : Anna? are yu mad? why did yu ride past the signal?
Me : Sorry, Sir... ( i got sweaty) As i am suffering from fever, please could you....
Cop : Stupid! Am i your class teacher? Padichavan thane nee?( Are'nt you guys educated? )
Gokul : Sir, yes we got the Driving License education and only then got the license. ( apparently intelligent Gokul thought if the cop's asking abt the License exam)
Cop and Me stare at Gokul...
Cop : Idiot, am asking if you are literate enough to study the traffic signs!! Anyways do you have the papers?
We both in chorus(pointing each other) : He has ! and then we look dumbfounded as we forgot to get it from Cyril..
Cop : Well now that adds up the crime, pay up and leave..( in his hand he shows 2..meaning 200 bucks)
Gokul : Sir, i have seen the rules in the internet, we have to pay up a fine of only 400 for this innocent offence.
Cop : So , yu guys know the rules eh? fine then pay up 1000rs and then as today is Sunday no mobile court, collect your vehicle tomorrow..thats for talking rules to me!
Me to Gokul : " Great you Moron...see what you have done now..." , After much pleading, the cop would'nt agree and we had to pay the fine...which we did not have so we called up the bike owner Cyril to come over.... he obviously was fuming and came in another bike and brilliantly without a helmet.. Now as we gave the money to the Cop
Cop to Cyril : Well, Well..where is your helmet..?
We all stare at each other....
Cop : Pay up all the fine and leave before i dig out your criminal records...
We had to pay up finally 1500rs of fine as we sped the signal, no papers and no helmet!!! Lousy day indeed!!