It finally rained! Can you imagine what it feels like after waiting for so many weeks it has finally rained in Cochin.
It has been so hot & sweaty since mid-January and it has been the worst summer that we’ve had in – probably ever. I can vouch for that! It’s been like the fucking sun has had a beef to pick with the state of Kerala and moved his ass a few thousand kilometers closer to us just so he could shine his stupid self onto us.
The results – cold fruit juice stands every 500 meters or so, 20% increase in air conditioner sales and a whole lot of increase in power consumption throughout the state. As evenings & nights are hot & muggy, people are having less sex than ever before (ok, I have no proof of that but I certainly touch myself less than ever). Water usage for bathing is on the increase as more & more people take 2 or 3 showers/baths in a day.
And then last night it rained. It must have been after 2 am or so. I was briefly aware of lightning in the distance as I went to sleep and it started raining around that time. Then, typically for the fuckers at KSEB, the power failed. I woke up and opened the windows to let in some cool air – there wasn’t enuff of a breeze to have any effect. Still, it was raining. But then it picked up in intensity and then it poured & poured. The wind factor was still less and hence mosquitoes were still in full force. Well, you can’t get everything.
Around 5:30 am it trickled down to just….well a trickle. As I look outside now, a little past 6:30 am, Cochin town looks a little more lush. She is glowing. I hope we get more & more rain. Cause I think we deserve it.