So armed with all the courage I could muster up by listening to Wrecking ball and other upbeat songs, I headed out to buy provisions. Running the errands wasn’t my biggest challenge. Getting up and getting ready was.
I went to 3 different veg shops hunting for the big brinjal that I love to fry and eat and ended up with loads of veg from each shop. Then I ended up riding around a decent amount before I relaxed enough to go to the provision store to pick up a pack of chips for myself. Treat 🙂
Since there were 2 people I waited for a bit but then went in, collected what I want and stood at the counter. In less than 2 mins 7 more people walked in. 9 people in a tiny store placing orders talking to each other. I calmly kept breathing, smiling at the kid that was waving at me and incessently pulling at my dress.
It took the shopkeeper a good 20 mins to clear the store and pay attention to me. By which time a rude tourist pushed me aside and ordered what she wanted. On any other day I’d have held my ground or said something. But given my state today, I don’t know when I’ll go from hyperness to anger, so I let it be.
Then I had to ride for almost half an hour in the fog with about ten feet visibility before I calmed down enough to come home during the power cut.
Not only did I manage that, I even arranged everything in the fridge and kitchen using my phone torch.
I’m mighty pleased with my achievement for today. In this foggy day, I sure could see ahead!