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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Go Goa

Last November, I walked out of Goa airport scanning the placards for my name. The hotel cab would be there to receive me, they had promised. I spotted the three letter abbreviation of my company on a placard and acknowledge their expectant wave with an answering wave. Another attendant asked for my name. He vanished thereafter, presumably seeking out the cab. Few minutes later, he came back checking for my name again. "You are taking me to the hotel, right? I had spoken to Albert from Chennai and he had confirmed the arrangements."
The guy looked confused and I was wondering what came over him when I spotted the placard again.
IFFI, it read..
"Oh! you are from Film Festival, I am from I F F" (expression on my face- thankfully I realised before you could do any goof up and take me to the festival)

The treacherous voice in my head- wish I had kept my trap shut and was going to IFFI rather than this annual budget conference.

9 comments:

Rashi Sinha said...

Oh my my.. What an opportunity missed....

But wht to do.. Life's like that

Rashi Sinha said...

and yes.... whenever someone says GOA I kick my self..... 5 yrs in Bombay n I have never been to Goa till date!!!

Noodlehead said...

if only.....!! :)

Orchid said...

see you would have had a chance to meet me..it was a gathering of all stars, remember!! :)

and i think noodlehead meant to say IFFI only!

artnavy said...

opportunity loss...hmmm

week before a relative came and got into a cab meant for another person who shared her name

the other lady began fuming at her secy in the meanwhile
so sad

nz said...

:-)

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL,IFFI definitly sounded more fun than the boring annual budget meeting.But I hope you got to enjoy Goa!I simply love that place!

Alan said...

Anything sounds better than a budget conference. My wife and daughter are both in the budget arena. When they start talking shop...zzzzzzzzz

mommyof2 said...

:-)