Monday, July 03, 2006

Lost my new mobile- really a very bad day

It was Saturday, 1st July. My cousin had come to my place for the weekend. As usual I got up late on the weekend, but this time as my cousin wanted to see hyderabad so got ready within half an hour and went out at around 1030.
We had to take a bus from mehdipatnam bus stop for going further, so reached there at around 1045. It was very very crowded. Within 5 minutes our bus came and many people started running towards the bus. I and my cousin got into the bus and were stuck on the footsteps with some guys who were also boarding the bus but now wanted to get down. Finally we managed to get a seat in that damn bus. As soon as i sat, i found my mobile was not there !!
i immediately told my cousin and we decided to get off the bus. I knew it was the work of the same guys with whom we got stuck. Meanwhile bus started running. i went to the driver to stop the bus because my mobile has been stolen. But that ideat didnt understand hindi or english so had to shout at him. He stopped the bus immediately ( i think he got scared) but by then we had come around 70 m from the bus stop. I ran towards the bus stop in search of that guy, i would have recognized him. But he had already gone. I tried calling my number but no one picked up. I kept trying. Then the phone started going busy. I decided not to cancel the phone number, thought maybe i will be able to negotiate. But for next 15 minutes phone kept going busy.
Then my cousin suggested that we should inform the police station. So we started walking to the nearest police station and meanwhile my cousin kept trying my phone number. I entered the police station first time in my life. As soon as i told the constable that i want to register a complaint, I heard my brother's voice. he was talking to someone on the mobile. We both ran out of police station. It was the guy who stole my mobile. Somehow he agreed to negotiate with us and said he will return the phone if we are ready to pay the money. he even didn't know the model which he stole. He said he will call us in 1 hour and meanwhile we should reach secundrabad which was around 25Kms from there.

I rushed home to take my friends. Then we all decided to fight out for the mobile. We decided to take 4 bikes ( as were 8 people ) . We left all our purses, credit cards and mobiles at home because we knew that a fight was inevitable. My friends didn't even have their breakfast till then. But they decided not to waste time ( so nice !!!) and we immediately started our bikes and went ahead. It took us almost 1 hour to reach secundrabad. On reaching there we decided to park our bikes on a safe place so that we can run easily. Then we decided that 6 people will sit in a restaurant and I and my cousin will wait in front of resturant for the call. But no one called this time. We kept trying my number but either it went busy or he didn't pick the phone. We decided to wait inside the resturant. It was already 3pm now. We decided to have our lunch waiting for the call and kept laughing on some funny incidents of this sort which anyone of us knew. Meanwhile i decided to call my mamaji (uncle), who is the head in Ericsson which manages the whole Airtel network. He immediately called someone to block my STD and ISD calls but kept my local calls through. Then he called someone to put my moble phone on track. But now after waiting till 5 we decided to register a complaint at the police station which took us another 30 minutes ( my second trip to a police sation in one day :) though again not for any wrong reason).
On reaching police station, we were greeted surprisingly by a nice guy who said just go upstairs and register the complaint. But when we went upstairs to our surprise everyone was sleeping ( damn, police is really like this, as they show in movies). We tried to knock the doors in a hope atleast one person will wake up, but no use. So finally we again went to that guy who sent someone to wake them up. Then i started narrating the whole incident. After listening to the whole incident the constable said, you should have come directly here ( as if he could have done something then). Anyways, after registering the complaint ( I had to tell the same story to 3 people in the police station) , finally we reached home, putting an end to a bad eventful day.

Now my mobile is under surveillance by Airtel people, but for getting any leads it should come back in the network and that may be through any sim card. Lets see what happens though i dont think i will be able get ot back.

And guess what it was such a bad day, even Brazil lost to France in FIFA world Cup. I decided to got bed with a heavy heart. I think my mobile kept coming in my dreams. I spent some 16000 bucks on that latest mobile less than a month back and now i have lost it. :(


righty said...

:( I can understand the pain you are into.. I was into the same thingy few months back!!!

Keep your fingers crossed!!!

righty said...

Just an observation, on a lighter note!!

Your last post before you lost your mobile reads... 'Kabhi alvida na kehna'.. :):)

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Dr.Appalayya Meesala said...

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