Coffee With Mi

Mi, I toast you with a tumbler of freshly brewed kaapi!

This morning

Mi – such a cute sight i saw this morning.

was returning from yeshwantpur and took the second bus after letting the first one go – 30 + people squashed like sardines in a can into it. Not that I’ve seen one, but I can visualize it – stuffy stinky.

Sure enough an 82 arrived and I got in. No place to sit, but that was okay since there were hardly any standing passengers.

So naturally I am watching the lady sitting in my line of vision. She showed her bus pass to the conductor and was putting it back in her bag. Before that, however, she was fiddling with it. Having nothing better to do, I looked to see what she was doing and noticed her bus pass was in a single fold cover with a see-through sheet on top. On one half was her bus pass tucked away safely. On the opposite side, the other half was a photo of Prince aka Mahesh Babu. I was so amused. So cute.

But what she was doing was the cutest of all. She had inserted multiple pictures of red roses inside the flap and was rearranging them to line the bottom of Mahesh’s photo. When she was satisfied, she carefully folded the cover and kept it inside her bag. Then she looked around – caught my eye and I couldn’t help smiling. She did not respond…embarrassed, perhaps by my blatant staring. I found it so charming. She just pulled her sweater closer and looked out the window. My stop came and I got off….with a spring in my step – somehow energized at having watched that bit of adulation. Wonder what thoughts were going through her mind?


Can you believe I actually came home and looked online for the pic she had in her bag? ha ha!

Did I tell you about the automatic bleddy doors in the bus? I once got on the steps in readiness to get off and the driver opened the doors. Guess what – my shoes got caught in it. Luckily the conductor was nearby and yelled at the driver to shut the doors so I could extricate my feet from the jammed accordion doors. Ewww. That hurt. I screamed at the bus driver to open the doors. He did with another swoooosh. And I got off with the conductor freaking out verbally.


I laughed all the way home though!

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Vidya Sury

Writer, Editor, Blogger, Influencer. I blog/create content for businesses and edit manuscripts for authors and publishers. On my blogs, I write about all the things I enjoy in life: parenting, personal development, health and wellness, books, food, travel, gratitude, mindfulness, happiness. In my free time I play with my dust bunnies and show my diabetes who's boss.

7 thoughts on “This morning

  1. You had me there with that cute pic 🙂

    and yes it left me smiling all the way…. a sure shot remedy when you are sick and recuperating!!

  2. I have no idea who you are talking about being from the United Kingdom myself, but I can see how cute the Prince is so I can understand also how cute this story is. I’m sure there are many a girl in the UK who have carried photos of the British Princes in their bags over the years 😀 😉

    1. 🙂 Laura, the guy is a film star and has a mammoth fan following with his boyish looks. He’s a very good actor, too. He’s also the son of a yesteryears superstar so it all adds up!
      Literally, hero-worship.

      Thanks for coming over. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Such a delightful story – I’m always spotting such crazy stuff and coming home to entertain Jose, who wonders how I notice all this!
    Getting your foot stuck in the door of the bus – now that’s not funny, my dear. Take care.
    PS: Reverted to the old template?

  4. This was such a cute post and a simple narration of a bus ride home with Mahesh Babu and your chappals getting stuck in the door of a bus. Rare to see such simple, cute posts nowadays…:D Refreshing change from all the food for thought that we keep getting 😀

    1. 😀 Jairam, thanks! I enjoy observing people!

      If you are referring to my food for thoughts posts, I try to be a good cook! 😀

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