Friday, January 30, 2009

The Most Expensive Jam Ever!

Have you ever had a jam worth Rs 3,000? Well, you're lucky. Cause I will be doing that soon!


How a 30 buck jam became a 3K one is a story so not worth telling. But to put it briefly, here I was carrying guava jelly jam in my handbag and the security at the airport asked me to take it out. With a sinking heart I pulled the jam out and was then told that this supreme sacrifice was not needed and I could just check my bag in. Silly me!


With a skip in my step I went back to the counter and checked it all in, including having a fragile sticker put on it and ran back to the security...only to be told my flight had taken off without me!!


What's more is that I was told the next flight out of Chennai was 7 hours later but since I'm creating such a scene I could buy myself a ticket on Indian Airlines for only 3K extra! And so I paid 3K for a bottle of jam!


Yes, I received many calls when I returned to Delhi most of which went...- hahahahahaha! You and your love for food!

But the larger question remains.....WHY ME??????????????????????

15 comments:

Bullshee said...

Ha ha ha!!! I was wondering about the Facebook status and now it makes sense!!

Couldn't you have just abandoned the jam or did the food really mean that much to you that you just HAD to check it in?

Trinity said...

Zee is it Chennai or is it just you??? So how did the jam taste?

APOO said...

It is you because you have the power to face it!

It is you because you have the 3K to pay for it!

mathew said...

these rich people will do anything for a Jam!! ;-D

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visiting your blog

Aiswarya said...

would it have been cheaper to buy another bottle of guvava jelly jam?!

Daisy Blue said...

Guava Jelly jam..now I wish to taste it :-) !!
But yeah poor You.. !!

Zee said...

bullshee....yes i was going to abandon it but the security guys told me to check it in!

trinity...is must be chennai...can't possibly be me!!!

apoo...i seriously don't have the money!!!

mathew...and who are these rich people? not me for sure...

aiswarya....sigh....

daisy....poor me indeed! :(

the_ego_has_landed said...

hahaha :)

gosh I can so imagine if this happened to me, I wouldnt know whether to laugh or cry!

CrazyDiamond said...

It improved the taste of jam doesn't it now?

Arpz said...

tsk tsk tsk. this is what happens when u come to chennai but not the nearby namma bengalooru ;P

CM-Chap said...

Ha Ha... Chennai - Zee - Food, always sometg fishy. BTW, I thought u dnt go to Chennai any more after this new job....

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Parikshith Kumar said...

You've got a fabulously funny blog. I came across it via BullShee's blogpage. I am glad I did.

Off to check out ur older posts. Tata!

Saphire said...

:O so much wastage in these times of slow-down...*shakes her head like a 80-year old* aaj kal ke bachhe bhi na!