a mYtH and really good LuCk!!

........there's a myth about walking underneath a ladder n gettin 7 or 10 or so years of bad luck......

before i tell the little tale i'll start with my mornin

so its friday the 13th and becos everyone always expects bad luck..........it's jus never lucky. Mine went like this........my friend wanted me to check another library branch for a text book yesterday............did that and i asked that the book be reserved for me, i'ld come pick it up this mornin
got directions from the library guy who helped and really made it sound like a walkin distance.........."take a bus18 when u see so and so college don't get off at that stop, u'ld see a fly-over pass it,u pass shell petrol station and then get off at the stop and cross the road"........... so i thot to myself .........just walk there
hmmmmmm little did i know!!!!!
started my journey 9:35.................armed with my brolly {in case it rained.....i was bitten on wed n thurs} walked outta my block.......some peeps asked me for directions i gave them happily...........and then on i headed to the route of the very red bus........passed the first stop and then saw the college...........i thot to myself girl u are so on track i'ld hav trully wasted a bus pass if i took the bus joo!!!
then i got to the fly-over and boy was i very lost!!!!!!
it was a series of connecting roads, zebra crossings and fly-overs. OK!
took a gamble and crossed to the bus stop that had route 18 on it and tried to read the map......................i used to be good at reading maps................where did it all go wrong????
it misread it anyway so i took another gamble cos i noticed pedestrians seemed to walk in that direction and not attempt to walk on the bridges.................unlike my dear ol'fatherlan'........
and that was how i found little venice in London, omd!!!! twas jus about 30min into my journey on foot......
its tranquil..................i'm so making it my best spot..............
......so it is like venice..........u know, the venice you see in magazines and on tv, the slim water way with low boats lazyin up and down on the water
low bridges with dark moist walls where the tide was high
cafes by the water side and cafes in boats on the water.......there was even a starbucks there.....
the water was quiet peaceful and green movin in one direction ............twas really lovely
walked back anyway crossed underneath to the other side of the road and went once more to study the map at the bus stop.......................which i still mis read
so i went back to LVIL and walked along to the nearest station topped up my bus card. headed back and tried to retrace my sojourn........
i felt i could stay there.............well most of the shops weren't open and it was blo'y cold, my fingers were numb and my toes were also headin in that way
as i was leavin the waterside i almost could hear it say.....................come back again........i def will
and again and again.....it's jus too lovely
headed out along the waterway.......felt a little safe there was some sort of barrier ............before i get funny ideas............lol!!!
asked a woman for directions........she wasn't so sure but she point out what area i shoud head to, i kept walkin along..............no more barrier.........cute black bird....may be a a kind of crane cos it had a white patch on its head, saw geese ducks and cranes swimmin in the water too...........then spotted a big black -no leash- running freely dog headin in my direction...............right!!!!..............i can't even swim!!! so i walked closer to the wall and then the dog came sniffing WHAT!!!!!! had this fear that shook me from my hair to my feet..............the one line kind.........it jus went straight down, anyway the lady owner of the mutt called her dog off me thankfully and i continued my waka............i was officially lost............not even a bus stop in sight.........
2hours after...............seeing squirrels,funny statues, mud, asking for directions from some nice dude,almost gettin into the water thank goodness for a tightly shut gate, more lovely pedestrian bridges,burning up fingers cos of the cold, askin for directions from a kind indian guy who kept pointing right but tellin me to go left, poor frost bitten feet,more dogs,mis reading the bus stop maps{yup finally found some} getting on familiar road and walking till i was seeing stars in broad day sun light..............i stopped to read another bus map and yes about 7mins from that bus stop i was at the library..........aaahhh!!!.......i'm so sure i fainted inwards...............if thats possible
re-gained my breath and walked up the short flight of step for some reason i thot i won't even be able to climb up.......did tho entered and headed to the information desk to ask for the book........
it was only half of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY.........i couldn't even cry
it was the practise and answer booklet..........the study book is needed first before the Q&A!!!!!
borrowed the book and asked the kind lady if she was sure about it she siad yes but she'll show me where the other business texts were..........didn't find anythin useful
stayed at the lib for about 3hours catching my breath most of the time and then took a bus to the high street.......atleast i could compensate myself........really i went "in search of my perfect boots"............3 shops and i headed home.......

and that was how i met "nice lady with a her cute lad wearin an oversized kangol cap and the cute white dog..........we crossed the road together and moved at the same pace......hmm i wonder why.......till we got to the ladder..... and the talk of the myth sprang up.............
naa we didn't go underneath it.........i didn't because it was some kind of pulley ladder and the stuff it was pullin upwards had stopped halfway thru and jacked ...... but it continued carryin its load.........i jus didn't want to be told "sorry" if it could be avoided....... the rest of the day went by far well enuff...............

mine had no bad luck in it...........the unnecessary long walk was brought on myself which should hav taken me 30mins max........i got to see and feel LVIL which i never would hav known existed so close to me.........

my friday the 13th brought good luck with it and even the ladder had nothin on me!!!!

Comments

ochuko said…
Sure LVIL made the whole random walk worthwhile...
Pictures pleassee...
Bebe said…
SO you got lost and found LVIL ...
dude thats like total fate/ destiny..
its like finding a lucky coin on the floor..
Buttercup said…
wow...i dont even know what to say! some day u had mehn..

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