“It’s Thaipusam tomorrow mom. Hopefully we won’t be late to work” I said.
“Hopefully…” mom replied, anxious.
When we reached town, we could see the bad traffic. Bad traffic jam!
“Jeez! Mom, do you think we can make it?” half scream.
“Believe in yourself Abang” a short reply, still looking at the cars around us.
I managed to send mom to the office about 8:15am (our office hour is from 8:30am-5:30pm). She smiled.
“Drive safely, son”.
I drove carefully but fast to the office, used the usual route. Sadly, when I turn to Kapitan’s road; it was not only jam, but blocked by traffic police men. The whole road was full of the MPPP’s lorries (those lorries that collect garbage at your house) which for sure to clear all the coconuts on the road later.
I got stuck there about 15 minutes and I reached my parking at 8:30am. To save the time, I ran to office from parking and reached office 8:32 sharp. Damn!
I want to wish Happy Thaipusam to all my Indian readers, bloggers and friends.