That fateful evening I was constantly complaining about the slippery floor. The whole User Experience group was partying at this bowling place as a part of the compensation given to us for slogging overnights for the recently held Tabla Competition.
I was super charged about the event as it was the first party of our work group after I joined and I wanted to have fun to the fullest. I had donned my floral Allen Solly once again, Leviâ€™s cargos and ID shoes, gelled my hair, sported a goatie everything exclusive for this party and I was waiting for the sun to go down. We decided to be extremely safe by not taking our mobikes to the place, as coming back through the busy airport road after a couple of drinks would be dangerous and instead piled on to the cars of Vandana, Julian and Shreyas.
I hadnâ€™t done bowling before and I wasnâ€™t really planning to do it even then. But when everyone encouraged I decided to give it a try. But from the moment I put on the bowling shoes, I felt that the floor was way too slippery. Then Tony actually warned me to stay away from this and that we would stick to our regular game of marbles or cards (Gotti kali and Cheettu kali). I brushed aside his warning and went on the alley, took some basic lessons from Ravi and waited for my turn to come. When I saw my name flashing on the screens I got ready to do the action amidst loud cheers from Vandana that I should do well to live upto my so called reputation in Bangalore. What I remember after that is that I threw the ball and I slipped and fell off to the side and landed on my right shoulder. My shoulder got dislocated and I was taken to the hospital.
My arm is less painful now after a week long painful rest on a sling which was again strapped to my body.
Some post fall comments made by my friendsâ€¦
Vandana â€“ Welcome to UXG (It seems most of the team mates had always met things like this as soon as they joined)
Julain â€“ We are going for bowling again next weekend, are you game?
Shreyas â€“ What if your other shoulder also gets dislocated?
Ravi â€“ I pulled your right hand to get you upâ€¦ didnâ€™t you feel the pain then?
Tony â€“ How much premium did you pay for your insurance? (It seems he also fell on that day but luckily nothing happened to him and the ball)
Tina â€“ I thought itâ€™s all a big joke you were trying to pull on us
Anu â€“ Oh yeah, now you can blog about it big time
Jai â€“ Did it happen when u threw the ball, or when you fell, or when Ravi pulled you or on the way to the hospital?
Shawn â€“ *%*$*&*##@#@*** (Beep beep beep)
Shikha â€“ I think its Balajiâ€™s curse, thanks to your recent fights with him
Maniyan â€“ Why do you attempt things which you havenâ€™t done before?
Brother â€“ Were there girls around?
Parents â€“ You played????!!!!!
Sid â€“ Donâ€™t be this excited next time
I thank all my friends who were there with me throughout the crisis, and apologies for being a party pooper.