It was 7am already. Nita was getting late for work. She hurried to the shower and switched on the light.
The bulb burst and broke into a thousand pieces. Suddenly there was complete darkness and Nita stood stunned. She cleaned the mess, lit a candle and turned the shower knob.
The shower nozzle fell down and landed on her feet.
She jumped in pain and fright.
‘What a way to start the morning!’, she thought.
When she finally got ready, she realized she had very little time for breakfast.
‘Let me make a quick omlette.’
She poured the beaten egg into the pan and lo! the omelette flew out of the pan like Mexican jumping beans!
‘Is this some kind of a joke?’, she asked the pan in a stern voice.
The pan just seemed to smile and say,
‘Don’t give me that look. It’s your bad day, darling!’
‘Whatever!’, she said with a resigned look.
She limped (‘grrr.. the shower nozzle be cursed!’) to the doorway with an empty growling stomach.
‘Let me pick up something to eat on the way to work.’
‘Now what? You have decide to conspire too, Mr. Car? Why won’t you start?’
She got down and kicked the tyre with her feet forgetting it was already hurt.
She limped to the taxi stand and tried to hail down a cab. There was none in sight. She limped further hoping to find one. She had almost walked to the main road. Vehicles were whizzing past and she tried to protect her precious hair and face from the smoke and pollution using her scarf.
‘Watch where you are going, lady!’
She turned around to see a man in a car that had swerved just in time to avoid hitting her.
Before she could turn back and continue walking, a huge truck came out of nowhere and crashed into her.
‘Hello good morning,
Let’s go, let’s rock,
Yeah, come on,
Nita got up with a start soaked in her own sweat.
‘Darn, the alarm! It’s 7am already. But thank god! It was just a dream!’
She hurried to the shower and switched on the light.
The bulb burst and broke into a thousand pieces. Suddenly there was complete darkness.