Monday, June 28, 2010

Drug related violence: Ankur's version

I never expected the things to turn this way when i received that call from Amit late in the night, that night. I was already in deep slumber when the phone rang. He spoke about that horrible incident of the brawl at the local drug store. Personally i avoid getting into arguments with billing guys , be it in a supermarket or a drug store. I always carry a satchel full of change and tender exact change in order to avoid confrontation. However if there are circumstances that some balance creeps up, i don't force the billing guy to return it to me. If they do it willingly, i accept it. If they don't, i just let go. From the meaness in their eyes, you could bet that most of these billing guys are part of some money laundering/ extortion racket. It's always better to loose some money than to loose some body part.

I wanted to say all these things to Amit but could not avoid taking a jaw flexing yawn for about thirty seconds. And then as i began to speak, i heard a whirring sound on the receiver. I yelled hello few times but all i heard was static from the other end. Then i heard the hung up tone. And then it struck to me that maybe his phone was wired. A cold sweat dripped from the spinal cord to my pelvic brim. In a fit of frenzy i opened my drug box to check on the inventory. It had the reserves for a month but few important things were about to get exhausted: like my cough syrup and the gastric pills . I had no other way but to manage on these reserves to avoid getting into the local drug store. Its been about a month and a half that i have visited the drug store. In fact i avoid that driveway altogether and have taken work from home option for a month. And most important of all, i haven't called up Amit for a month or so. I don't know whats become of him but i hope he is okay. You never know, at what levels talatedhese drug related violence can get esc. You never know....

Drug related violence: Amit's version

It was late in the night when i called up Ankur. I was very worried and was unable to sleep. I had been reading reports about all these drug related violence in Mexico. I was apprehensive as a similar incident had occured in the evening to which i was a party. I had went to the local drug store to purcahse some disprin and had a brawl with the billing guy on the issue of tendering exact change. Things could have gone awry had not the owner of the drug store intervened. I asked Ankur, whether this incident amounted to drug related violence and what next i should do about it. For about thirty seconds he didnt speak anything and then i could only hear the hung up tone. I guess he didnt wanted to get involved..

It has been around a month after that fateful day . I avoid going to that supermarket and the drug store. I travelled along the interstate highway few times to buy my anti fungal medication from the nearby state. But researching on the incidents of drug related violence i learned that these guys were all were connected. So i have stopped doing that too. I havent heard from Ankur since. I tried calling him but each time it was picked up by his answering machine which said that he was currently driving and will call me back . Even on the day on which our state was hit by a deadly hurricane, his answering machine said the same lines. I guess he was involved in a lot of driving lately...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Abnormal activity

I saw the movie paranormal activity on graveyard show. Once i reached home i started feeling eerie. Iwent to the kitchen to check on the chicken. But it was not there. Deep down i was feeling that something knows about my existence, something that cant be explained and that thing was after my chicken. It is watching me and i cannot hide or flee from it. I took my camcorder and decided to look for any paranormal activity happening in the kitchen. What i found was this...