Monday, September 1, 2008

rendezvous with death..

i am happy that i am alive and writing this post.. i should have been dead an hour ago carrying with me many other lives..

it so happened that i thought of frying papad for dinner. man.. i am scared of kitchen now!! i kept the pan on stove to heat the oil and was soon busy checking mails! I don't know why, i suddenly thought that i should be checking if the oil got heated or not. Guez what i found in the kitchen! The pan caught fire.. The raging fire was at least 2 feet high and i could not even think of pouring water over it 'cos the oil in it would burst out damaging the whole kitchen and maybe a lot more.. i cant imagine roaming around with a burnt face! i quickly turned off the regulator [thanks for that thought] and my mind went blank. The heat was so immense and the smoke was thick. The fire was raging towards the window pane and i thought the house is gona catch fire soon. my worst thoughts said that soon the fridge[which was kept very close 'cos of the space limitation of the kitchen] would burst out due to the heat or pressure or flames or whatever.. that might result in an explosion of the gas cylinder!! I am quite sure that if the cylinder explodes, the entire building would collapse.. 6 families... were they even aware that their lifes were at stake? this was the first time i am seeing oil catching fire.. i was scared! the only thing i did was to call my friend for help.. thankfully he was there.. thanks for his presence of mind, he threw a floor mat over the pan and poured water over the mat... i could still see the flames raging high with revenge when he poured water.. the entire house was filled with thick smoke.. it was suffocating.. we came out, opened all doors and windows and went in at intervals to pour in water.. finally, there was no fire... its then when i realised that we just misd a call from above!
i don't know how u felt reading the post.. for me.. i am scared to shit... but tell u wut, it was damn exciting!!!
ill never fry papad in my life!!!

12 comments:

Vin said...

hmmm...this is ur second life! make good use of it.

sawan said...

:-) would do... got any tips?

Vin said...

hmmmm..dont trust tomorrow, may not come...so accomplish ur dreams today !!

sawan said...
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sawan said...

being in ITSM, i dont even trust this very moment, forget about today or tomarrow ;-)

Senorita said...

sawan... you are very lucky :)...may you overcome your papadophobia in ur second life :)

sawan said...

i never had this phobia in my "first" life sen! it was after this incident that i developed this phobia :-)

Senorita said...

The best way to overcome fear is to face it...I say, fry papads today...that way you kill two birds with one stone...1) Fear killed 2)Mom will be maha impressed :))

sawan said...

sen, m gona try that today.. nyways m in kerala now.. so even if the oil catches fire, ive got company :-)

nd m okie now.. the fear vanished with time.. but cud never forget tht day.. :-(

Neeta Nair said...

well nice to see that somebody is as bad with the kitchen work as me ...i guess people like us are best left in the drawing room

sawan said...

@neeta: true.. but the problem is that now i cant help but visit kitchen.. maybe some nice girlie wud come one day, hold my hands and say - dont worry, ill help u with that!!! :-)

Meera said...

:D Don worry,I wud make it for u :)