Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Its a Dog's World...

In the history of bizzare incidents, this one will rank amongst the top few, maybe even the top one itself.

But I must warn you, this tale is tragic and can even make you lose your mind and do things that the SPCA may not approve too much. Or at all. Or throw you in the jail for.

So gather around kids and bring your hot chocolate and marshmallows. This could be a long tale going long into the night...

It all started late last evening when I came back near my place. Feeling adventurous, I decided to buck the trend, go against the tide, do something radical! So I parked my car at a spot different from my usual spot! (yeah, yeah - I don't have a very exciting life. So sue me! Atleast I try). So basking in the thrill of the new parking spot I strutted up to my house, had dinner, read a bit and then slept off. Little did I know of the heart wrenching events unfolding a few metres below my balcony...

The poor unsuspecting me woke up with a smile on my face. and went about my morning till finally I managed to pull myself away from the house and walked towards my angelic car.

As I walked towards it something didn't quite seem right. What was it, I wondered?

Was the car looking lopsided? Maybe a puncture - no
Was there a broken window? - no
Was the sunlight streaming down at it at a weird angle making the car look strange? - no

I got it - the majestic radio antenna that arches off the centre of the roof wasn't looking its usual sprightly self. It looked, whats the term, chewed through and broken.

My step quickened, who had instituted this carnage, this mindless mayhem, this ravenous arson on my poor, helpless car? Oh, who is responsible for this devilish act?

Wait, what's that on the bonnet?

what, no it can't be?

Paw marks!!!

On my bonnet..this gets murkier by the minute - the Hounds of Koramangla, is it Watson?

OK, I can keep it in no longer without bursting into tears.

That part of my building compound is inhabited by dogs that prefer to climb on top of parked cars and lovingly curl up on it to sleep for the night. And for good measure they also chew on rogue antennas that dare to protrude in their royal beds.

Long story short, this dog chewed through my car's antenna, made some micro scratches on the roof and then sprayed its filthy hair all over the car just 'for luck'.

And the weird thing is, I'm getting better radio reception after the incident!


Ritwik Bisaria said...

the saliva making radiowaves stick onto an antenna better .......... wow some scientist cud pay huge sums of money for this truly magical car and the magician dog!!

Did the new tyres did not invite the magical dog do some watering of them??

Rathin said...

Your car has been blessed by the dog god.

Rathin said...

And I am almost ashamed to say that I went to engineering college with Bisaria. Saliva makes radiowaves...man, at least he could have come up with a better explanation!

Swapnil said...

Rathin: Hehe thanks for taking the words right out of my mouth! Seriously that was lamer than the explanation we used to give in vivas in college - they had some semblance to logic- even if they didn't have any semblance to the actualy answer!