Friday, June 26, 2009

Why did it rain?

Well, of course there were many wishes, good thoughts and prayers and virtual rain dances across the blogosphere. Choice renderings of various malhars and meghs, kajris and jhoolas were played on various music systems. All of these would definitely have added up to an awesome application for rain. Our accurate Sue had also predicted rain on Wednesday( comment no. 9:- https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6089956061483501286&postID=3351159718975733532).
The clincher, however, was the Ultimate Rain Commanding Act, for which I take all the credit.
(Debit is more likely, though, in cash terms).
After waffling through thoughts of buying an air conditioner for my kitchen, which the SRE actually encouraged, I finally did what I should have done ages and ages ago. I went and bought a small table fan for the kitchen. I buy the fan on Monday, and the rain gods process this information on Tuesday, happy that finally some lucre has been sacrificed to them by the Big Drip herself, and being somewhat bureaucratic by nature (these are Indian rain gods, after all) Kolkata has a good forty minutes of rain on Wednesday afternoon. And a wee bit on Thursday afternoon, and good showers early this morning.
I didn't know that the rain gods actually required bribes to pass the clouds' marching (raining) orders. As long as the bribe is effective I don't really care- we finally have had some rain. (The fan isn't really useful- I haven't yet worked out a sensible place for it- so either the gas flame gets blown upon, or one side of me drips while the other dries off, and I also have to bear the annoying hum of the fan.)
I have a feeling though, that once I invest the relatively large sum of money that an air conditioner costs, I just might never need to use it! One lives in hope.

19 comments:

OrangeJammies said...

Don't question, don't question it! The Gods may get all offended and trundle back!

Era said...

Lol! The complications of life and divine intervention.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hehehe!

I, along with every other hot-sticky-icky Calcuttan out there, thank you very much for your monetary sacrifice. The gods have smiled...

Shaan said...

Yay!! Enjoy while it lasts!

eve's lungs said...

And I was wondering what was holding up the rains !

Nat said...

LOL!!

Suki said...

One of my friends has a very sensible dad. Whenever they lose something, he says, "Let's buy another one. You'll find the old one immediately."
Makes sense, no?

(Plus I echo M4 :D )

dipali said...

@OJ: Good advice. And why do I love the word 'trundle' so much?
@era: Truly!
@m4: Will extract my pound of flesh- we have to catch up soon:)
@shaan: Yes, the relief of having my hair dry is enormous:)
@eve's lungs: I keep forgetting my importance in the cosmic scheme of things:)
@nat: We aim to make you LOL:)
@suki: It's been ages, you busy girl. Of course I'll start cribbing the day my lane is waterlogged:(

wordjunkie said...

LOL!

Hmm, now if only I could find a way to link my chocolate consumption with reversing global warming....

dipali said...

@WJ: I'm in your team:)

nitya said...

Are coolers any good out there? Less expensive but may appease the rain gods! :-) Glad you got your rain.

dipali said...

@Nitya: Coolers won't work in Kolkata- it is just too humid:(

choxbox said...

LOL!

Mystic Margarita said...

You're right - whatever works! :)

Sue said...

Ma says she only has to buy curtain material for Baba to be promptly transferred to another city.

Subhashree said...

Lol!

I've also found that a fan in the kitchen, though blows air, it doesn't help much in cooling the place. It actually aggravates the heat :(

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AMIT said...

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maximax said...

Rain is the natural accurance from the God.But we redict the upcoming rain throught the special Rain Gauges....That predict so accurately....