POSTAL PERPLEXITY AND DESERTED STREETS DEC. 8, 2015
Will try and keep this short….Yesterday, I had someone take me down to the local post office branch in Laxman Jhula with all the stuff I want to send home by parcel so as not to be overweight. Everything went as planned….no problem…until I realized after leaving and getting almost home that I had wrote the wrong zip code. This is probably worse than writing NO zip code because if there is NO zip code then they have to look at the city name and probably would be no problem. But if the zip code was written in huge numbers ( as it was),
the parcel could easily float around Israel for some time before getting to my home town.
Tried finding their phone number online….it was too late, and I was much too tired anyway, to go back….but no luck finding the number of this small local branch.
So did my best to get it out of my thoughts, knowing that the only thing to do was pray it didn’t get sent out the same day (which would be a rare occurrence in India), and that when I came back early the next morning it would still be there. AND IT WAS! It was just being picked up for shipping forward when I arrived….changed the zip code, and completely relaxed…happily going home.
But, being out so early in the morning (9 AM), on a cold day, brought me the surprise of completely deserted streets and even the site of Laxman Jhula Bridge completely empty!! (You can see those photos above)
I’ve NEVER seen anything like this in all the years I’ve been coming. If I hadn’t taken these photos, I probably would imagine I was dreaming the whole thing, the scenes seem so amazingly out of character….
Just a couple of more sights from the early morning ghats….devotion and fun along the Ganga
The weather is colder with each day….thankfully, I have a heater in my room….no sun at all today with the feel of rain in the air….hopefully once it rains, the sun will return in a cleared sky and will warm my bones again…