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Day 325: Silly Saturday

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Ah! If I were to write down the list of all things silly and embarrassing that I have done in my life, I am sure the list is going to be long. That doesn't mean I regret it because everything is a lesson . However, for this post, here is the here is one of the silliest things I have done in my life. In one of our home visits, we had to go out to shop for a few things. I was tired after the long trip and was running a slight temperature. So, despite being excited about the shopping trip, I was physically tired. We got off the public transport we took and stopped at the store which we wanted to go to. Then a couple other shop hops we were almost done. As we stepped out, we were debating if we should explore the other side of the market street which was a great place for shopping or should we head back to the station to take the train back home. The shopper in me wanted to shop more but my physical self wasn't that excited. It was like a tug of war and finally the shopper in me won. I decided to walk towards the shopping heaven and my family followed me behind. The pedestrian pathway was narrow and there was a whole bunch other impatient shoppers and commuters rushing back and forth. As soon as I took the turn to that street and walked about 50 steps, the tired physical self decided to get back home. So, I took a sudden stop and the ones behind followed suit. I looked back at them and said, "let's ditch today's plan and go back home". They agreed.

So, now you would imagine us turning back just from where we stood and walking the other way to the station. Instead, I continued walking for a short distance, stopped, took a 'U-turn' and then walked to the station. My hubby and MIL who were about to turn back from where they stood were surprised that I was walking forward and so were watching me puzzled. My FIL on the other hand had followed my crazy style to take the sudden U-turn midway. How silly and funny right?

If you could watch this in your visual frame either in a filmy setting or with me and my family there, I'm sure you will be now laughing at the silliest yet funniest walk back of a person mimicking an imaginary car.  I still have no idea why I did that and nor why did I have to walk 50-100 steps forward and do a complete U turn like you do in a car.

Well, things happen and probably this will be one of those funny moments which I can laugh at myself in the years to come. 
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