Return Of The Yo-Yo: The Yellow School Bus :)

Three interesting things happened yesterday, which forced me to come out of my forced hibernation and write a post, in order to enlighten the world about the interesting things that happened yesterday. By the way, I’ve been experimenting with redundancy in my sentences, and I think it’s working quite well.

1. The Yellow School Bus:

school-bus1:30 in the afternoon, melting under the unusually hot sun in the middle of Bangalore, sitting hunched up in a tiny auto with two other people, afraid to move for fear of falling out of the ridiculous excuse for a motor vehicle, and wondering when the horror would end. We were on our way to a meeting and the ride would normally take 40 minutes. But yesterday, we stuck behind a yellow school bus for most of the journey, and took us close to 90 minutes to reach. Once we reached, we had to resort to acrobatic stunts (that would’ve made the Russian gymnastic team from the last Olympics Games proud) to get out.

I didn’t give it much thought at that time, mainly because I was too busy setting my spine in order, but then, as the day wore on, I realized it was something ominous.

2. The Yellow School Bus:

school-bus5:15 in the evening, stuffed into a small white cab, driving back to office after the tremendously long and boring meeting, and wondering when the horror would end. The ride back to office usually takes just 30 minutes because of the general lack of traffic in that direction. But yesterday, we were stuck behind a yellow school bus for most of the way, and it took us more than an hour to get back.

I was beginning to think something was up. I glanced up at the sky and heard the faint hint of laughter fading away. Was the yo-yo trend coming back? I shuddered and ran into the safety of my cubicle.

3. The Yellow School Bus:

school-bus9:30 in the night, loud music blaring through my ear plugs, I was riding my rickety bike back home. the roads were surprisingly devoid of traffic last night and I was beginning to think that I’d make it back home well before the usual one-and-a-half hours it takes me. But then, I got stuck behind three yellow school buses that were rolling gently in the middle of the narrow road, leaving me with no chance to overtake them. I didn’t bother honking. I resigned to my fate and thankfully for the heavy music, I did not hear the cacophonous laughter up above.

Open Question: Am I ‘down-to-earth’ if I give up my suit and tie for tattered jeans and T-shirts and fly to the next town in a helicopter?

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

45 thoughts on “Return Of The Yo-Yo: The Yellow School Bus :)

  1. Umm I guess any vehicle would be small or tiny for your giant figure. SO don’t blame them πŸ™‚
    School bus at 9.30 pm? Ok this is an April Fools Day post. I get it now.

  2. hahaha… revenge of the school buses!
    u didnt think u could escape them just because u passed out of school, did u? mayb thats what the cosmic laughter was saying πŸ˜›

  3. @Reema
    Hehehe! No, I think they were on their way to the depot! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    And I don’t usually do April Fools’ posts, unless you want me to! πŸ˜‰

    Hehehe!! Yeah!! Maybe you’re right! So, you’re also implying that my life would’ve been so much better if I’d flunked! πŸ˜€

  4. @Ashwathy
    Um… Forgive me, I’m in one of my daft moods… And I normally don’t use smileys a lot, but then, what the heck, it’s Fools’ Day! πŸ™‚

  5. no, i m talking about the smileys in MY comments lol
    is it wordpress or is it you?? the tongue-in-cheek is smiley looks like something else .. for a sec i thot that was the grin smiley and i was confused wondering where that came from since i never typed it!!
    never mind, i’ll confuse u also!

  6. school buses at 9:30 pm???? 😯

    Any ways yo-yo, you did look good in a tattered jean and a tee, so you can actually think of shifting from you formal dress.

  7. @Ashwathy
    Fair πŸ™‚

    Hehehe! Yeah!! πŸ˜€
    And thank you, that was a sweet compliment! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. “….heard the faint hint of laughter fading away. Was the yo-yo trend coming back? I shuddered and ran into the safety of my cubicle….” Ha Ha πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. School Bus….

    Ohh I thought u mighty be thrown out of scholl up till now πŸ˜›

    btw… quite true what Reema said… for your giant like body , everything is small…

    why dont you own a pet = elephant πŸ˜‰ and could take a ride on it…. hahahahhaha… lol for poor joke πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

  10. A greater Conspiracy as somebody pointed out. and one thing Nikhy boy. You’re so down to earth, that you can’t go any further down,, and pardon the bus…

  11. After reading ur experience, the first thing that came to my mind was the bank robbery scene from the Dark Knight. Man…what a scene it was….
    You should have followed the buses and maybe u could have fought of Heath Ledger’s Ghost… πŸ˜‰

  12. Perhaps it was a sign that you should go back to school! πŸ™‚

    Quirky Indian

  13. @Barath
    LOL..!! good one dude! πŸ˜€

    Is that all you ever say?? Sheesh!!

    Hehe! I thought so! πŸ˜€

    Ah! πŸ™‚

    Hahaha!! Another one of those get-rich-quick schemes, eh? πŸ˜€

    Ugh! Why are you cursing me, dude? πŸ˜€

  14. yo yos were always meant to carry the victims … never knew it could cause the commoners so much of trouble πŸ˜›

  15. lol , Not sure if u would be down-to-earth with tattered jeans on a helicopter but you sure would hear mr.yo-yo’s snigger loud and clear πŸ˜›

  16. Thank you,yellow buses? for getting back the yo-yo trend,all the posts were so lost in mushy stuff :P:D

  17. After your cab ride in Chennai I thought nothing would shake you up… But the highway Gods work in mysterious ways! πŸ˜€
    Don’t let the pompous snobs cloud your judgment! – Tattered Jeans ‘n Tees Rule… Helicopters are fine as long as you don’t get air sick and throw up on the pilot.
    Murphy’s Law – Falling bodies cause disgusting splatter patterns…

  18. Ha ha , the Yo Yo man wants you to remind his presence and write a post on him once a while. and Sure you are down to earth as soon as your helicopter lands!

  19. @Harsh
    Hehehe! Good one! πŸ˜€

    LOL… True that! πŸ˜€
    And hibernation, well, too much work I guess! πŸ™‚

    Ooooh, totally true you are! πŸ™‚

    Hehehe!! You don’t like my mushy stuff? πŸ˜€

    Pfffffhbbbtttt!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Yes you are, darling! πŸ˜‰

    @Winnie the poohi
    Hmmm.. Now why didn’t I think of that? πŸ™‚

    Yup… He was feeling left out I guess! πŸ˜€

    Once again, Pffffffffhhbttttttttt!! πŸ˜›

    Dude, they’re unsolvable!! πŸ˜€

    Hehehe!! πŸ˜€

  20. At 9:30 pm, three yellow buses, and one-and-half hours is the usual time you take… Now I wonder whether you were listening music whole night! πŸ˜€

    And I’ve no clue why i was typing in all-caps. too lazy to re-type now πŸ˜€

    Welcome back, Yo-yo!

    And “yellow” school buses?? Do you know what that means? The subliminal message????? Do you?

  22. well…if you would’nt hv hated studyin..this wouldn’t hv happened to you πŸ˜‰ this is a SIGN! understand it πŸ˜€

  23. So i am gonna read some blog post of some yellow school bus driver complaining about a divine human following him…on a different note – a point to remember yamraj too is a divine being πŸ˜€

  24. Yellow school buses at 9:30!?? I thought you were God, now you are back to being a yo-yo!?
    Tattered jeans, T-shirts & helicopters is the way to go unless everyone does that and there is an air traffic jam and you would wish to be back on your rickety bike. Don’t you think it is time to get a new bike and give your old one a break?!:)

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